Nicholas Spitzer

About Nicholas Spitzer

For more than 40 years, Nick Spitzer has worked to educate others about neuroscience. As the inaugural BrainFacts.org editor-in-chief, he is enthusiastic about this new opportunity to reach people.

A distinguished professor of biology at the University of California, San Diego, and co-director of the UCSD Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, his research focuses on the ways in which neurons take on specialized functions to enable signaling in the brain. He is also an outdoorsman who enjoys ice climbing, rock climbing, and backcountry skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.