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Dr. Robert Hampson

Robert E. Hampson, Ph.D. is THE (brain) scientist behind the science fiction for more than a dozen writers. He has assisted in the (fictional) creation of future medicine, brain computer interfaces, unusual diseases, alien intelligence, novel brain diseases (and the medical nanites to cure them), exotic toxins, and brain effects of a zombie virus.  With over a dozen short stories published and in process, his fiction ranges from the Four Horsemen Universe-4HU (Chris Kennedy Publ.), to Baen's Black Tide Rising universe to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Mad Science Writing contest (U.S. Army Small Wars Journal).  He has an upcoming novel Do No Harm in the 4HU and is co-editor with Les Johnson of the mixed science and fiction anthology STELLARIS: People of the Stars (Baen).  

Dr. Hampson is a Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology and Neurology with over 35 years' experience in animal and human neuroscience. His professional work includes more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles ranging from the pharmacology of memory to the effects of radiation on the brain, and is leading a multi-institutional clinical research effort to develop a "neural prosthetic" to restore human memory.  With more than two million words in scientific writing alone, communicating science to professionals and lay audiences is his greatest interest.  He is known to many by his former pen-name "Tedd Roberts" or his internet handle "Speaker to Lab Animals," having given public talks on science, science fiction (and the science in science fiction) to professors, students and civic groups, government agencies as well as SF/F conventions.

He is available as a subject matter expert via the Science and Entertainment Exchange – a service of the National Academy of Sciences - and as an author through his websites: http://teddroberts.com and http://hampsonlab.org.