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Biographical entry Pettigrew, John Douglas (1943 - )

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Born
2 October 1943
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physiologist
Alternative Names
  • Pettigrew, Jack

Summary

John Douglas (Jack) Pettigrew has worked on binocular vision in a variety of animals, including cats and owls. Other research has included why birds periodically jiggle their eyeballs without moving their heads; an examination of the brain of a fruit-bat leading to the conclusion that it is a primate; a study of the letterwing kite to gain an insight into how an eyeball is formed; and optical images of the response of a living brain to visual stimuli.

Details

Born Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 2 October 1943. Educated University of Sydney (BSc (Med) 1966, MSc 1968, MB, BS 1969. Resident Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales 1969; Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley 1970-72, Research Associate, Department of Physiology-Anatomy 1973; Assistant Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 1974-76, Associate Professor of Biology 1976-81; Director, National Vision Research Institute of Australia, Melbourne 1981-83; Professor of Physiology, University of Queensland 1983- ; Director, Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, University of Queensland 1988- . Newcomb-Cleveland Medal, American Association for Advancement of Science 1978.

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