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Charles Gross is an American neuroscientist and the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University. He is known for his work on the cerebral cortex and for his contributions to the understanding of how the brain processes information.

Born in New York City in 1942, Gross was the only child of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. His father was a tailor and his mother a homemaker. Gross was an excellent student, and he excelled in both science and mathematics. He attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he developed a love for physics. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1963.

Gross then went on to earn a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967. After completing his doctoral work, he joined the faculty of Princeton University, where he has been a member of the faculty ever since.

Gross’s research has focused on the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher cognitive functions such as language, memory, and decision-making. He has made important contributions to our understanding of how the cortex processes information. In particular, he has shown how the cortex is organized into distinct regions that are specialized for different functions.

Gross is also known for his work on the development of the brain. He has studied how experience affects the brain’s structure and function, and how the brain changes as we learn new skills.

In addition to his work as a researcher, Gross is also an accomplished teacher. He has taught courses on neuroscience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and he has mentored many students who have gone on to successful careers in science.

Gross has been recognized for his contributions to science with numerous awards and honors. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and he has received the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the United States government.

Gross is married to Annemarie Weber, a professor of psychology at Princeton University. They have two children.

Charles Gross is one of the most accomplished neuroscientists of our time. His groundbreaking work has helped to revolutionize our understanding of how the brain works, and his dedication to teaching has inspired generations of students to pursue careers in science.

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ProfessionWriter, Film Score Composer, Iowa Chill, Blues Town, Epilogue and Hymn
EducationHarvard University

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No Other Love1979TV Movie
NBC Special Treat1978TV Series 1 episode
On the Yard1978
The Dain Curse1978TV Mini-Series
Siege1978TV Movie
Blue Sunshine1977
The Tenth Level1976TV Movie
Have a Nice Weekend1975
Bicentennial Minutes1974TV Series short 1976
Nicky's World1974TV Movie
Great Performances1974TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside1973TV Movie
Brock's Last Case1973TV Movie
My Old Man's Place1971
Valdez Is Coming1971
NET Playhouse1970TV Series 1 episode
N.Y.P.D.1967-1969TV Series 4 episodes
Teacher, Teacher1969TV Movie
The Group1966uncredited
Across the River1965
Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World1963Documentary short
Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart2012
On the Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable2006TV Mini-Series documentary
A Circus Season: Travels with Tarzan1999
Fakin' Da Funk1997
A Family Thing1996
Lifestories: Families in Crisis1992-1996TV Series 2 episodes
Lucifer's Child1995TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1995TV Series 1 episode
Awake to Danger1995TV Movie
Good King Wenceslas1994TV Movie
Passport to Murder1993TV Movie
In the Shadow of a Killer1992TV Movie
Lethal Innocence1991TV Movie
Another You1991
Eyes of a Witness1991TV Movie
Air America1990
Turner & Hooch1990TV Movie
No Place Like Home1989TV Movie
Turner & Hooch1989
Third Degree Burn1989TV Movie
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV Series 1 episode
Leap of Faith1988TV Movie
Open Admissions1988TV Movie
Side by Side1988TV Movie
Apprentice to Murder1988
In Love and War1987TV Movie
Broken Vows1987TV Movie
At Mother's Request1987TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
The Murders in the Rue Morgue1986TV Movie
Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo1986TV Movie
Barnum1986TV Movie
Between Two Women1986TV Movie
Choices1986TV Movie
Sweet Dreams1985
Call to Glory1984-1985TV Series 3 episodes
American Playhouse1985TV Series 1 episode
Arthur the King1985TV Movie
The Night They Saved Christmas1984TV Movie
Nairobi Affair1984TV Movie
The Burning Bed1984TV Movie
Terrible Joe Moran1984TV Movie
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole1983TV Movie
Brady's Escape1983
China Rose1983TV Movie
Sessions1983TV Movie
Something So Right1982TV Movie
Nurse1981-1982TV Series 5 episodes
My Body, My Child1982TV Movie
Prime Suspect1982TV Movie
When the Circus Came to Town1981TV Movie
A Private Battle1980TV Movie
Nurse1980TV Movie
ABC Weekend Specials1980TV Series 1 episode
A Rumor of War1980TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
You Can't Go Home Again1979TV Movie

Music Department

Call to Glory1984-1985TV Series composer - 23 episodes
Threshold1981music consultant
Blue Sunshine1977conductor
The Tenth Level1976TV Movie conductor
Have a Nice Weekend1975conductor
Valdez Is Coming1971conductor
N.Y.P.D.1967-1969TV Series composer - 49 episodes
The Group1966music supervisor


Cease to Exist2007Documentary performer: "Blue Sunshine - Main Theme" / writer: "Blue Sunshine - Main Theme"
My Old Man's Place1971music: "Glory Boy"


Won Awards

1990ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsTurner & Hooch (1989)
1979Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingNBC Special Treat (1975)

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