Alan Gelperin


A75 Neuroscience Building

Alan Gelperin received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. He joined the Biology Department at Princeton in 1968 and then moved to the Biological Computation Research Department at Bell Labs in 1982 while continuing to teach at Princeton part time. He returned to Princeton full time in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Molecular Biology. His research interests include learned changes in brain circuits and in behavior, olfactory information processing in brains and electronic noses, and the many roles of the gaseous neurotransmitter nitric oxide in brains and elsewhere in the body. He takes particular delight in discovering primate quality learning in small, compact and complex animals without backbones.