Stephen G. Lisberger, Ph.D.
Steve Lisberger, Ph.D., is the George Barth Geller Professor of Neurobiology and the chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. At University of California, San Francisco from 1981 to 2012, Lisberger was a professor of physiology, the founding director of the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience, and a co-director of the Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology. Lisberger won the Young Investigator Prize from the Society for Neuroscience in 1986 and the Bernice Grafstein Prize for achievements in mentoring women in neuroscience in 2011. A former section editor and a senior editor for the Journal of Neuroscience, he is chief editor of Neuroscience, the flagship journal of the International Brain Research Organization. Lisberger is the treasurer-elect of the Society for Neuroscience. His laboratory studies how we learn simple motor skills, and how we use what we see to guide our movements.
Sound the Alarm: Fraud in Neuroscience
By all accounts, scientific misconduct over the last decade is on the rise, especially in the area of journal retractions. In neuroscience, our author—both a leading academic and an experienced neuroscience journal editor—believes the field is detecting “only the tip of the fraud iceberg.” His story addresses the nature, detection, and incentives for fraud, and suggests reforms.