BraveHearts Presents

DECEMBER 10 - 19, 2017



Dr. Bill

Dr. Struthers was born in Chicago but grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania. 

He is an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams (Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates), J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings, and Battlestar Galactica. 

When he finds time he enjoys reading comic books, supporting Arsenal in the Premier League, and listening to The Call, Joe Satriani, and U2.

Dr. Struthers married his wife in 1993 and they have been blessed with three children.



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His research employs the use of stereotaxic surgery, immunochemistry, and behavioral manipulations to investigate gene expression in the cingulate cortex and basal ganglia.

He is actively involved in the Wheaton College Animal Care and Use Committee and has served as the chair of the Institutional Review Board, committees which oversee the ethical treatment of animals and human subjects in research. 

His professional memberships include the Society for Neuroscience, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Association for Psychological Science, and International Neuroethics Society. 

He recently received a grant from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, an interdisciplinary research enterprise based at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University (UK) to examine uses and abuses of neuroscience research in society. 

Dr. Struthers has also been named a Visiting Research Fellow to Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought in 2014 for his work on the impact of sexual exploitation on spirituality, and is part of the Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Science and Religion: Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities.

Dr. Struthers’ lab research interests are in the neural mechanisms that underlie behavioral arousal and the processing of novel environments.

Neuroscientist & Professor of Psychology


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