Neurologist Thomas Byrne, silhouetted above, offered a two-hour IAP class in neuroscience as an introduction to 9.91, "A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain," which he will teach through the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences this spring (M-W 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 2-136). The course, which attracted 160 students for 18 spots when Byrne offered it at Yale University last year, focuses on how the human brain works in health and disease, with an emphasis on clinical cases. "We will study how new tools such as imaging illustrate normal brain functioning as well as approaches to clinical problems," Byrne said. He plans the course, for which there are no prerequisites, for both BCS and non-BCS majors. Byrne, an M.D. who also is on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital, moved to the Boston area last fall when his wife, Susan Hockfield, became MIT's 16th president. Photo / Donna Coveney
With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.