R. Douglas Fields PhD

R. Douglas Fields, PHD, is senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He became Head of the Neurocytology and Physiology unit, NICHD in 1994 and Chief of the Nervous System development and plasticity section, NICHD in 2001. He is Editor in Chief of Neuron Glia biology and a member of the editorial board of several other journals in the field of Neuroscience. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


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Why We Snap

When Doug Fields was robbed on a street in Barcelona with his 17-year-old daughter, he surprised himself by reacting instantly and fighting back explosively. Reflecting on the event, Field, an otherwise amiable scientist in his 50s who had no experience in martial arts or fighting, realized if he had examined the situation logically, he never […]