Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Dr. Larry S. Sherman

Dr. Larry S. Sherman is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he heads a laboratory focused on finding ways to repair brain damage linked to multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases. He is also the President of the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. He has over one hundred publications related to brain development and nervous system disorders and serves on national panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and others. Dr. Sherman has also given hugely popular talks and performances (including playing the piano) around the globe on topics that include music and the brain, the neuroscience of pleasure and love, and the neuroscience of racism. His book, Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music, which he wrote with Portland musician and music professor Dennis Plies, was recently published by Columbia University Press. He has made numerous television appearances and radio interviews, discussing various neuroscience-related topics. He was invited by John Frohnmayer, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, to serve on a panel discussing the origins of creativity that was filmed for PBS. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Portland Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Sherman as one of the most innovative people in the State of Oregon. In 2012, he was recognized by the OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Senate and the OHSU Foundation for outstanding teaching. He was awarded the Mary Omberg Award for outstanding support of science education in Oregon and Southwest Washington. He was presented with an Outstanding Researcher award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2020. When he is not in the lab or giving talks, Dr. Sherman can be seen on softball fields around the state serving as a volunteer head coach for Southwest Portland Little League and for the 18U Beaverton Blaze.


Dr. Larry S. Sherman will be giving a lecture at the R.A. Long Auditorium on Tuesday, June 11th from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


For any questions, please contact R.A. Long High School at: 360.575.7225