Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is a member of the Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International and DementiaUSA and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's Association. She lives with her husband and two children on the Cape. Still Alice is her first novel. She is currently at work on her second that also centers on a neurologist impairment called Left Neglected.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Say YES whenever possible
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Wicked, awesome, and wicked awesome
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm always open to new ideas, new people
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. My grandmother
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Let me think about it
February 04, 2009How did I get here? So many of my roads have led me here, it must be inevitable. Let me start at the beginning. Inspired by the stories of Oliver Sacks and a curiosity for understanding how the brain works to affect behavior and reveal who we are, I entered the graduate program in Neuroscience at Harvard in 1994. I quickly became interested in the mechanisms underlying addiction, how the same drug administered chronically could hijack our natural reinforcement systems and dissociate wanting from liking. My lab bench was just down the hall from Rudy Tanzi and others who were working to crack the genetic code for Alzheimer’s. I graduated with a... see more
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