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David Kleinfeld Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 13, 2015

By Kim McDonald

David Kleinfeld

David Kleinfeld, a distinguished professor of physics and biology in the Section of Neurobiology, been elected to the 2015 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious honorary society composed of accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

Patricia Churchland, former chair of the philosophy department, was another UC San Diego faculty member elected to the same class.

Kleinfeld received his Ph.D. from UC San Diego and was a member of technical staff at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories prior to becoming a faculty member here. His research has been focused on two problems in neurobiology: Active sensing, in which researchers examine how the vibrissa sensorimotor system of rodents extract a stable world view through their actively moving sensors, and neocortical microcirculation and neurovascular control, which explores the topology, dynamics and neuronal control of cortical blood flow at the level of large-scale vascular networks down to that of single microvessels.

The 2015 class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 10, in Cambridge, Mass.

A full list of academy members is at UC San Diego's current members are listed at