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Nelson Klahr, PhD

Asst. Professor, Basic Sciences-Florida

Nelson KlahrNelson Klahr, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Basic Sciences  ̶  Florida, teaching courses in histology and neurophysiology.  Dr. Klahr has taught courses such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, physics, bioethics and functional human neuroanatomy at a number of academic institutions in Florida, including the University of Florida and the University of Tampa.

He has conducted research on functional neuroimaging of the brain specific to the addiction pathways and its correlations to emotional response and behavior. He has also studied and participated in collaborative research on topics including:

  • Mapping the neural network of short-term time perception
  • Cognitive pathways for various learning styles and long term memory
  • The science and applications of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

“I have a lot of passion for the field of medical education,” Dr. Klahr explained. “I am very excited to have an opportunity to help students succeed and assist with their progress towards a career goal of healing and caring for patients.”

Dr. Klahr is a tournament-rated chess player and recreational tennis player.

Faculty Info

Asst. Professor, Basic Sciences-Florida

BS, University of Miami, 1997
PhD, University of Florida-Gainsville, 2011

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