Dr. Macklis is the Max and Anne Wien Professor of Life Sciences in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and the Center for Brain Science, at Harvard University. He is also Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. He is on the Executive Committee and was the founding Program Head of the Neuroscience Program at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and previously founding Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School Center for Nervous System Repair. Dr. Macklis graduated from MIT, Harvard Medical School, and MIT graduate school in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In 1991 he was recognized as a Rita Allen Scholar. In 2015 he was named an Allen Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and was awarded the Cajal-Krieg Cortical Discoverer Award.