Eric H. Chudler

Research Associate Professor
Phone: (206)616-6899
Office: CSNE, Russell Hall, 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 204

UW Bioengineering faculty Eric Chudler

Lab Website

How I am inventing the future of medicine

We are investigating the neuroactive properties of medicinal herbs and plants to help treat neurological disease and helping to develop the next generation of scientists.
Research Interests

Neural engineering
Medicinal plants
Parkinson’s disease
Science education
Research Description

We are working to develop, evaluate and disseminate a new neuroscience education resource for middle school students that focuses on the neuroactive properties of plants and herbs. The resource will be created to be culturally relevant and responsive to national and state guidelines for science standards. Research neuroscientists and classroom teachers will work collaboratively throughout the project to ensure the scientific accuracy and educational benefits of the materials.

PhD Psychology, University of Washington, 1985
MS Psychology, University of Washington, 1980
BS Psychobiology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Postdoc Information

1986-1989 Postdoctoral fellow, Neurobiology National Inst. of Health, Bethesda, MD
Awards and Honors

2010 Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
2006 MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources, Rohnert Park, CA
2006 Career Achievement Award, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Slippery Rock, PA
2004 Scientific American, Science & Technology Web Award, New York, NY
2003 Science Educator Award, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
2002 B. Raymond Fink Research Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002 Education Award, Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs, Bethesda, MD
2002 MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources, Rohnert Park, CA
1979-1980 President’s Undergraduate Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
UW Bioengineering Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Chudler, E.H. and Bergsman, K.C.  Explain the Brain:  Web Sites to Help Scientists Teach Neuroscience to the General Public. CBE-Life Science Education, 13: 577-583, 2014.

Chudler, E.H. The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, pp. 231.

Chudler, E.H. and Ratner, B.D. The UWEB REU program: Inspiring the next generation of biomaterial scientists. Biomaterials Forum, 32:13, 2010.

Chudler, E.H. Neuroscience for Kids: Resources for everyone interested in the brain. Science, 328: 1648-1649, 2010.

Borsook, D., Upadhyay, J., Chudler, E.H. and Becerra, L. A key role of the basal ganglia in pain and analgesia: Insights gained through human functional imaging. Molecular Pain, 6:27, doi:10.1186/1744-8069-6-27, 2010.

Chudler, E.H. and Lu, Y. Behavioral responses to chemical, thermal and mechanical stimulation after unilateral, intrastriatal administration of 6-hydroxydopamine. Brain Research, 1213:41-47, 2008.

Ritchie. S.J., Chudler, E.H. and Della Sala, S. Don’t Try This at School: The Attraction of ‘Alternative’ Educational Techniques, in Neuroscience in Education: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 244-264.

Chudler, E.H. Inside Your Brain, New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2007, pp. 128.


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