Dr. David Hollis grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in Fresno, California. He received his Bachelors’ degree in Zoology, as well as his Masters’ degree in Biology, from California State University, Fresno. His Masters work focused on female mating call discrimination in amphibians. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where his research focused on the molecular characterization of the GABAA receptor, and its modulation by neurosteroids, in the amphibian brain. He then took a position as a postdoctoral scientist at Oregon State University where his worked focused on pheromone regulation of brain gene expression in salamanders. A second postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Great Lakes WATER Institute led him to focus his research on the brain repair capabilities of adult fish. After his post-doctoral work, he became an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University–Altoona, where he taught neurobiology, endocrinology, and physiology. He joined Furman University’s Biology Department in 2008 and has continued his focus on the molecular mechanisms that govern the cell proliferative and regenerative capabilities of the brain of adult fish, as well as amphibians. Dr. Hollis is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), and the Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology (SICB).