Peggy Mason, UChicago Neurobiology Professor

Peggy Mason

Professor in the Department of Neurobiology

Peggy Mason is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. After twenty-five years of researching the cellular mechanisms of pain modulation, her research interests have shifted to the biological basis of empathy and helping. A self-described “neuroevangelist,” she is thrilled for opportunities to teach neurobiology to interested audiences of non-specialists. Her efforts in this realm include reaching tens of thousands of people through her Twitter (@NeuroMOOC), her blog, and open online courses through Coursera.