Systems/Computational Neuroscience

Participating Faculty

 

Allan Basbaum, PhD

Research Summary: The Neurobiological Basis of Pain and its Control
Research Areas: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Joshua Berke, PhD

Research Summary: Neurobiology of Motivation and Adaptive Decision-Making
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Michael Brainard, PhD

Research Summary: Sensorimotor Learning in the Song System
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Edward Chang, MD

Research Summary: Speech Mechanisms
Research Areas: Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Felice Dunn, PhD

Research Summary: Anatomy and function of retinal circuits under normal and disease states
Research Areas: Developmental Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Synaptic Physiology, Developmental Neuroscience

 

 


Evan Feinberg, PhD

Research Summary: Cortical-subcortical networks for sensory processing and behavior
Research Areas: Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration
Research Areas: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


Loren Frank, PhD

Research Summary: Learning and Spatial Coding in the Hippocampal-Cortical Circuit
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Neuroprosthetics, motor rehabilitation, and plasticity
Research Areas: Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Neural Mechanisms of Attention and Memory
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Lisa Gunaydin PhD

Research Summary: Circuit basis of motivated behaviors in psychiatric disease
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Su Guo, PhD

Research Summary: Stem Cells, Neural Circuitry and Behavior
Research Areas: Addiction Research, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


Andrea Hasenstaub, PhD

Research Summary: Genetic, Cellular, Circuit, and Functional Organization of Auditory Cortex
Research Areas: Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Jonathan Horton, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Structural Basis of Amblyopia and Strabismus
Research Areas: Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Saul Kato, PhD

Research Summary: Foundations of Cognition and Neural Computation
Research Areas: Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Mazen Kheirbek, PhD

Research Summary: Neural circuits for emotional behaviors 
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Christoph Kirst, PhD, MS, BS

Research Summary: Neuronal Network Dynamics, Computational Coordination and Flexible Brain Function
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Zachary Knight, PhD

Research Summary: Neural circuits for homeostatic behaviors
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Anatol Kreitzer, PhD

Research Summary: Synaptic Plasticity and Circuit Function in the Basal Ganglia
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


Noelle L'Etoile, PhD

Research Summary: Understand how molecules, cells, circuits and the physiology of an intact organism work together to produce learned behaviors
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Lennart Mucke, MD

Research Summary: Neurobiology of Diseases Affecting Cognitive Functions
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Vijay Namboodiri, PhD

Research Summary: Neural circuits for associative learning and decision-making
Research Areas: Addiction Research, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD

Research Summary: The cellular and circuit mechanisms of movement disorders
Research Areas: Nervous System Disease, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Michael Oldham, PhD

Research Summary: The molecular basis of cellular identity in the human brain
Research Areas: Developmental Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Jorge Palop, PhD

Research Summary: Mechanisms of Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
Research Areas: Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Jeanne Paz, PhD

Research Summary: Neural dynamics and plasticity in Epilepsy and associated cognitive dysfunction
Research Areas: Nervous System Disease, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


Kira Poskanzer, PhD

Research Summary: Astrocytic and neuronal function in the cortical microcircuit
Research Areas: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Massimo Scanziani, PhD

Research Summary: Understanding the mechanisms by which elementary circuits of neurons control the spatial and temporal structure of cortical activity.
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Representation of Complex Signals in the Central Auditory System
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Yin Shen, PhD

Research Summary: Utilizing functional genomics approaches to study brain development and diseases
Research Areas: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


 

Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Understanding emergent patterns of activity in cortical networks & their relationships to psychiatric disorders
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Nervous System Disease, Synaptic Physiology, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 


Philip Starr, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Physiology of movement disorders in humans
Research Areas: Nervous System Disease, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


Michael Stryker, PhD

Research Summary: Development and Plasticity of the Central Visual System
Research Areas: Developmental Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience

 

 


 

Kevin Yackle, MD, PhD

Research Summary: Cellular and Molecular Dissection of the Breathing Rhythm Generator
Research Areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems/Computational Neuroscience