Judith Eisen

Distinguished Scholar

Biologist Judith Eisen is well known as a pioneer in using zebrafish as a model to study the nervous system. Her numerous scientific accomplishments include being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018, named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017, and selected as a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010. She received the University of Oregon’s highest honor for research excellence, the Outstanding Career Award, in 2018. Eisen, who co-founded the UO Science Literacy Program, has always been committed to helping non-scientists understand the implications of new and emerging trends in biomedical research. During 2020-21, she will be working with Wayne Morse Center co-director Ellen Herman to bring speakers to campus who can address the intersections between genetic technologies and public policy in accessible and exciting ways.  

Read more about Eisen in Around the O