About the Author
Dr. Feinstein earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine until 1986, at which time he joined the faculty at UCSB. He has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Cancer Research Coordinating Committee of California. In 2011, he was appointed a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academies of Science and previously has been awarded a UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Feinstein is presently Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute. Dr. Lapointe has earned her undergraduate degree in Biology & Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Morris, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern Univeristy. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara until 2013, and has continued to serve UCSB as an associate specialist. She is now an assistant project scientist at UCSB, and has participated in a number of research projects and publications, which her research is mainly focused on Tau proteins.