Lise Eliot
Associate Professor of Neuroscience


  • Cognition and brain development
  • Gender

Lise Eliot is associate professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her doctorate in cellular physiology and biophysics from Columbia University and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine before turning to public education about brain and gender development. She has published over 50 works, including the books, “What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life,” and “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps – And What We Can Do About It.” Eliot and her husband, who is also a neurobiologist, live in Lake Bluff, Ill. and are the parents of a daughter and two sons.