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Biography

Leon Glass is Professor and the Isadore Rosenfeld Chair in Cardiology at McGill University. 

Leon Glass is an American scientist who has studied various aspects of the application of mathematical and physical methods to biology, with special interest in vision, cardiac arrhythmia, and genetic networks.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Erasmus Hall High School and majored in Chemistry at Brooklyn College. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1968 from the University of Chicago studying theory of atomic motions in simple liquids. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Machine Intelligence and Perception, Theoretical Biology, and Physics and Astronomy.

In 1975, Glass joined the Department of Physiology at McGill University, where he is now Professor and the Isadore Rosenfeld Chair in Cardiology. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Physical Society, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.