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K. Nicholas Leibovic Honored for Contributions to Education and Research

An expert in neuroscience, Professor Leibovic is recognized as a professor emeritus with the University at Buffalo

He has lectured widely both in the United States and abroad.

    BUFFALO, NY, January 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Professor K. Nicholas Leibovic has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

K. Nicholas Leibovic was born in Lithuania on June 14, 1921 to parents who were both dentists. He was sent to a German gymnasium in Klaipeda (Memel), but when Hitler came to power in Germany, Jewish students were forced to leave school and Leibovic went to England in January 1939 to finish his schooling. When war broke out in Europe and Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, his parents embarked upon an odyssey which finally ended in Samarkand where his father died. After the war his mother and two sisters returned to Lithuania. Leibovic worked tirelessly through political channels to get them out of the USSR. Finally, with the help of Richard Crossman, a prominent British politician, and through the British prime minister's office of Harold Macmillan, his mother was allowed to leave, one of a group of 12, as a gesture of goodwill by Stalin to Macmillan.

In 1944 Leibovic married Marianne Karpf with whom he had three sons. After her death in 1998 he married an old friend, Vera Coppard, in 2005, who passed away in 2017.

Leibovic began his graduate studies at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he got his degree in Engineering and proceeded to Birkbeck College, University of London, where he obtained his degree in Mathematics. After working in teaching and industrial research in England, he moved to the United States in 1960. He worked at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories in Pittsburgh where he got immersed in research on cybernetics and then came to Buffalo, joining the faculty in the Department of Biophysics at the New York State University at Buffalo in 1963. In addition to his professorship in biophysics he was adjunct professor of ophthalmology, assistant director of the Center for Theoretical Biology, an influential voice in the Center for Cognitive Science, as well as serving on numerous university committees until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1996.

A respected member of the neuroscience community, Professor Leibovic has written numerous papers for scientific journals, contributed many book chapters and authored or edited books on information processing in the nervous system, nervous system theory and the science of vision. He has lectured widely both in the United States and abroad, the latest being in 2012 and 2013 in Italy and Spain. He was visiting scholar at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University. While his parents were the primary influence in his education, he was inspired and influenced during his work in neuroscience by his collaboration with Professor John Dowling at Harvard and Nobel Laureate Sir John Eccles in Buffalo.

Professor Leibovic has been driven by a desire to pursue research and teaching. He continues to teach courses in human behavior and physics at "Canterbury University" at Canterbury Woods, a retirement home in Buffalo. He is an active member of the Holocaust Resource Center, teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to adult and student groups. In his retirement he has also spent more time on his long standing hobby of drawing and painting, and his paintings have been exhibited at several venues in Buffalo and Richmond with considerable success.

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