College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher welcomes you to a symposium titled “Music & & the Brain” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Barrick Museum of Art. It is presented by School of Dental Medication professor Lawrence Zoller.
Zoller got his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. He then, in 1978, finished a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of reproductive biology at Hershey Medical Center. His research concentrated on female reproduction and particularly on the mechanism of follicular maturation and ovulation.
Prior to signing up with UNLV in 2005, he was an associate teacher in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Aside from his research, he also was actively associated with mentor numerous courses to medical, dental, and graduate students. These courses included anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology, embryology, and physiology. In 1986, at the behest of the dean of the dental school, he initiated and coordinated a joint program for the physiological sciences for the oral curriculum at Boston University. He won numerous mentor awards and is the only non-clinician to win the Spencer R. Frankl Award for Quality in Mentor. This award honors the best general teacher in the oral school.
Upon joining the UNLV School of Dental Medicine he became the head of the physiological sciences program. He was the first instructor to develop an online course for the oral homeowners. He is understood for his Socratic teaching methods. He has served on various national committees dealing with oral and medical curricula. Aside from his professional obligations he takes pleasure in cooking, treking (to sweat off the cooking), music, reading, photography, and Star Trek. He wishes, to all, “Live Long and Prosper”.
This event is free and open to the general public.