Project Description

Research Associate Professor

chudler@u.washington.edu
Phone: (206)616-6899
Office: CSNE, Russell Hall, 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 204


UW Bioengineering faculty Eric Chudler

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.
Neural engineering
Medicinal plants
Parkinson’s disease
Pain
Science education
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
1986-1989 Postdoctoral fellow, Neurobiology National Inst. of Health, Bethesda, MD
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

Straus, K.M. and Chudler, E.H. Botanical heart throbs: Heart rate in blackworms, Science Scope, 39:26-31, 2015.

Chudler, E.H. and Bergsman, K.C. Brains–Computers–Machines: Neural engineering in science classrooms, CBE Life Sci Educ, March 1, 2016 15:fe1; doi:10.1187/cbe.15-11-0242.

Moritz, C.T., Ruther, P., Goering, S., Stett, A., Burgard, W., Ball, T., Chudler, E.H. and Rao, R.P.N. New perspectives on neuroengineering and neurotechnologies: NSF-DFG workshop report, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63:1354-1367, 2016.

Straus, K.M. and Chudler, E.H. Online teaching resources about medicinal plants and ethnobotany, CBE-Life Science Education, in press.

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.

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.

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

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

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

 

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Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

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Eric Chudler Leads Brain Science Open House

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