Honorary Member

Doctor in Biology,  Stanford University. Benjamin and Mae Volen National Center.

Date of admittance: 08/06/2016

Admission speech: Sleep: Insights into human behavior from the study of insects

Reply: Dr. Pedro Clarós Blanch



Stanford University, M.D.

Stanford University, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.


Biochemistry of synaptic plasticity and neuronal basis of behavior.


See my webpage at: http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/faculty/griffith.html Webpage

Courses Taught

BCBP 297b Master’s Lab Research II
BIOL 149b Molecular Pharmacology
BIOL 350a Graduate Student Research Seminar
BIOL 350b Graduate Student Research Seminar
NBIO 142b Sleep
NBIO 148b Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Excitability and Plasticity
NBIO 250d Neuroscience Proseminar

Awards and Honors

Benzer Lecture at CSH Neurobiology of Drosophila meeting (2015)

Nancy Lurie Marks Chair in Neuroscience (2012)

Keynote Speaker, Southeast Nerve Net Conference, St. Augustine, FL (2011)

Invited Speaker, 10th Anniversary Symposium for the Kyoto Drosophila Genetics Resource Center (2010)

Plenary Speaker, Neurofly Meeting, Manchester, England (2010)

Elected member of the Drosophila Board (2008 – 2011)

Meyerof Lecturer, Max-Planck Institute, Heidelberg (2008)

Society for Neuroscience Presidential Lecture (2008)

Scholar in residence, Neural Systems and Behavior, Marine Biological Labs, Woods Hole (2007 – 2006)

McKnight Technological Innovation Award (1999 – 2000)

National Institutes of Health Career Development Award (1996 – 2001)

Whitehall Foundation Grant (1995 – 1997)

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1994 – 1996)

Klingenstein Research Fellowship (1994 – 1997)