Tim Schallert received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Arizona State University in 1976. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the the Canadian Center for Behaviour and Brain at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. In 1979 he moved to The University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently a Professor in the Institute for Neuroscience and Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology. He teaches courses on the effects and mechanism of action of psychoactive drugs and brain-behavior interactions. He was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and has received several other teaching awards, including the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award and the Amoco Foundation Teaching Award. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Neuroscience and as the Graduate Advisor for the Neuroscience Ph.D. program. He was Associate Chairman of the Dept of Psychology from 1985-1994. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and The Center for Human Growth and Development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, and the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In the past 8 years, he has given over 100 invited talks about his research at universities and scientific meetings around the world. His research, on recovery of function after brain injury and treatment strategies for stroke, Parkinson's disease, brain tumors and spinal cord injury, has been funded by federal grants for over 30 years.