Norberto M. Grzywacz, Ph.D., is Dean of Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Grzywacz’s extensive research combines multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, cognitive science, cellular biology, biomedical engineering, and mathematical and computational modeling. Previously, he served as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
Dr. Grzywacz served as Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC from 2005-2010 following a research career that brought him to both the Center for Biological Information Processing at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco. In September of 2001, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Grzywacz has served as chair of the BME department since 2010.
He received his Bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1980. In 1984, he received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the same institution.