Bill Rebeck
Bill Rebeck is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Georgetown University. He trained as a biochemist at Harvard University, receiving his PhD in 1991. He then spent a year in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship, working in a molecular biology lab studying Alzheimer’s Disease. He returned to Boston and worked for over ten years at Massachusetts General Hospital, starting his own lab investigating genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. In 2003, he moved to Georgetown University, where he was granted tenure in 2006. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed research articles and has received continuous laboratory funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1996. He has been writing stories on the side for a number of years, partly to amuse himself, and partly to present more realistic images of science and scientists to lay audiences. Bill Rebeck won the Script Development award at The Hamptons International Film Festival in 2005 for Mapping Swak!