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Leadership

Vijay Balasubramanian, CNI Director
Theoretical and computational neuroscience

Joshua Gold, CNI Co-director
Neural basis of perceptual decision making and perceptual learning in non-human primates

Maria Geffen, CNI Co-director
Multi-neuronal processing of natural sounds in the auditory cortex, the effect of emotional learning on auditory perception, and the role of specific cortical neuronal types in processing of complex sounds

 

Faculty 

Bioengineering

Danielle Bassett
Complex Systems, Network Science, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Biology, Dynamical Systems, Soft Materials, Behavioral Network Science

Chris Fang-Yen
Experimental Neuroscience, Medical Imaging and Imaging Instrumentation

Konrad Kording
Data that matters

Biology

Marc Schmidt
Avian brain dynamics in complex naturalistic social environments; computational neuroethology of courtship interactions in groups of songbirds; social context as a computationally constructed variable

Neurology

Geoffrey Aguirre
Cortical organization for visual perception and recovery of visual function

Jay Gottfried
Using multidisciplinary techniques to elucidate perception, learning, and memory through the lens of the olfactory system

Neuroscience

Long Ding
Electrophysiology; psychophysics; basal ganglia; frontal cortex; perceptual decisions

Michael Freed
Noise generated by chemical synapses, reverse engineering retinal design

Konrad Kording
Data that matters

Minghong Ma
Neurobiology of the sense of smell

Joel Mainland
Developing a predictive model relating molecular structure and olfactory perception

Alexander Proekt
Neuronal dynamics and neuronal mechanisms of anesthesia

Benjamin Scholl
How neurons transform information from the world into electrical activity used to mediate perception and behavior

Robert Smith
Understanding how the structure, biophysical properties, and synaptic connections of a neuron influence its signal processing function within the surrounding neural circuit

Franz Weber
The neural and homeostatic mechanisms controlling REM sleep, and the functional role of this brain state in emotional memories and behaviors

Neurosurgery

Michael Beauchamp
Neural mechanisms for multisensory integration and visual perception in human subjects

Bijan Pesaran
Understanding large-scale circuits in the brain and how to engineer novel brain-based therapies

Otorhinolaryngology

Yale Cohen
Understanding the representation of auditory information in the cortex, how auditory information is integrated with cognitive processes, and how auditory and visual information is combined to form unified sensory percepts

Steven Eliades
Neural basis of vocal communication, sensory-motor integration, vocal/speech motor control in humans and animals, cochlear implants

Physics & Astronomy

Eleni Katifori
Topology, function and development of biological distribution networks, elasticity and mechanics of thin cells, pattern formation

Philip Nelson
stochastic modeling; computational neuroscience; multielectrode recording

Psychology

Michael Arcaro
Mammalian vision, development of sensory systems

David Brainard
Human vision, machine vision, and computational modeling of visual processing

Johannes Burge
Computational modeling, perceptual systems, vision

Russell Epstein
Visual recognition and spatial cognition in humans

Jay Gottfried
Using multidisciplinary techniques to elucidate perception, learning, and memory through the lens of the olfactory system

Joseph Kable
Psychological and neural mechanisms of human decision-making

Michael Kahana
Human episodic memory for verbal, visual and spatial information

Nicole Rust
The neural correlates of visual memory

Anna Schapiro
Memory, learning, neural network modeling, sleep, consolidation, hippocampal-cortical interactions

Alan Stocker
Computational perception and cognition

Sharon Thompson-Schill
Cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, memory and knowledge

Affiliated Faculty

Vikas Bhandawat
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University

Hualou Liang
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University

Victor Barranca
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Swarthmore University

Postdocs

Alice Dallstream

Takahiro Doi

Agrita Dubey

Daniel Herrera

Semin Oh

Jakob Schwenk

Nachi Stern

Affiliated Graduate Students

Daniel Adler

Chris Angeloni

John Briguglio

Simon Bohn

Benjamin Chin

Jared Collina

Ronald Ditullio

Yunshu Fan

Menting Fan

Catrina Hacker

Barnes Januzzi

Joshua Julian

Ari Kahn

Benjamin Kandel

David Kersen

Anthony LoPrete

David Lozano

Jiang Mao

Kara McGaughey

Jiang Mao

Emily Meyer


Andrew Moberly

Ryan Natan

Long Ni

Daniel Pak

Trishala Parthasarathi

Spencer Rooke

Kyra Schapiro

Srihari Srithara

Chenjie (Lucy) Song

Nathan Tardiff

Morgan Taylor


Cedric (Huchuan) Xia

David White

Laura Wiles

Jared Wilson

Lingqi Zhang

Alumni

Eve Armstrong

David Barack

Christine Boylan

Hanrong Chen

Clélia de Mulatier

Shachee Doshi

Philippe Fleig

Chad Giusti

Alon Hafri

Michael Barnett

Ariana Familiar

Chris Glaze

Karl Healey

Ann Hermundstad

Matjaz Jogan

Louis Kang

Seha Kim

Kamesh Krishnamurthy

Hannah Lefumat

Long Luu

Marcelo Mattar

Harrison McAdams

Joe McGuire

Vahid Mehrpour

Maria Olkkonen

Eugenio Piasini

Cheng Qiu

Ana Radonjić

Mohammad Rostami

Noam Roth

Madineh Sarvestani

Vijay Singh

Manuel Spitschan

Adrian Radillo

Lalitta Suriya-Arunroj

Gaia Tavoni

Joris Vincent

Xuexin Wei