Daniel Johnston graduated cum laude from the University of Virginia in the field of Electrical Engineering and received his Ph.D. from Duke University (1974) in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology. He did his postdoctoral training in Cellular Neurophysiology at the University of Minnesota. Before moving to Austin he was appointed Professor of Neuroscience, Molecular Physiology, Biophysics, and Neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine. He also received the Grass Foundation Fellowship in Neurobiology at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Currently he is the Karl S. Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Center for Learning and Memory, and the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Coordinator of the Neuroscience Institute, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, and a Dart Foundation Scholar in Learning & Memory.