Hollis Cline

Scripps Research
Biological Sciences

Hollis Cline is Hahn Professor of Neuroscience, Chair for the Department of Neuroscience, and director of the Dorris Neuroscience Center at the Scripps Research Institute in California.

Cline's work illuminates how experience controls brain development. Her research has shaped a new understanding of how sensory experiences affect brain development and plasticity. She has mapped key visual circuits and discovered communication pathways between neurons that provide deep insights into healthy brain function. Her body of research has shed light on the development of neurological disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Cline earned her doctorate degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley, after which she completed postdoctoral fellowships at both Yale University and Stanford University Medical Center. Cline served as the Director of Research for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory before joining the Scripps Research faculty in 2008. Since 2016, she has served as the chair of the Department of Neuroscience and director of the Dorris Neuroscience Center.

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