Directors of the School:
Kurt W. Fischer, Antonio M. Battro and Sebastián J. Lipina
Director of the Course: Marcelo Suárez Orozco
Program Officer of the School: Lula Majdalani
Sebastián Lipina (PhD), is Director of the Unit of Applied Neurobiology (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET), Professor of Social Vulnerability and Cognitive Development at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). Sebastian is a developmental psychologist working in the field of environmental impacts on cognitive and emotional development at different levels of analysis. The current research projects under his direction focuses on the analysis of poverty influences on cognitive development and the design of interventions aimed at optimizing children´s cognitive performance through exercising and training in laboratory, school and community settings. As part of his work in the area of poverty and child development, he works as consultant for PAHO, UNDP, UNICEF and several Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development in different Latin American countries. He is member of his institutional IRB (CEMIC), the Committee of Interdisciplinary Studies of the SRCD and Volunteer Researcher of the American Association for the Advancement in Science (AAAS).