Computational and Systems Neuroscience

The Computational and Systems Neuroscience FAR encompasses several synergistic levels of investigation ranging from computational models of brain function, to measurement and perturbation of brain activity during behavior, and interactions between modeling and experiments. Students will join a vibrant research community interested in understanding the brain’s dynamics at the systems level using a combination of computational and experimental approaches.

List of Faculty:

Adhikari, Avishek Neural control of emotional behaviors, with a focus on fear and anxiety
Arac, Ahmet Mechanisms of motor behavior and neural activity relationship
Bari, Ausaf Invasive Human Brain Mapping for Reward, Addiction, Decision-Making and Motor Control
Bisley, James Cognitive Processing of Visual Information; Guidance of Eye Movements
Blair, Hugh Tad Learning and Memory; Neural Computation
Buonomano, Dean Neural Dynamics: Neural Basis of Learning and Temporal Processing
Churchland, Anne Sensory perception and decision-making.
Cross, Kathryn Neural mechanisms of gait and movement dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease & other movement disorders
Dipoppa, Mario Computational principles governing cortical brain functions
Dong, Hong Wei Construction of the whole mouse brain wiring diagram
Field, Greg Systems neuroscience, visual processing, retinal neurophysiology, neural degeneration
Golshani, Peyman Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Epilepsies
Hong, Weizhe Neural Mechanisms of Social Behavior
Huk, Alex Neural computations underlying vision, cognition, and action
Kao, Jonathan Computational systems neuroscience and neural engineering
Masmanidis, Sotiris Neural circuits of reward learning and motor control, addiction, movement disorders
Mehta, Mayank Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Sleep, Neural Oscillations, Neural Coding
Monti, Martin Disorders of consciousness (Coma, Vegetative State, Minimally Conscious State); Language and thought; Neuroimaging; Brain Stimulation
Poe, Gina Investigating the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation
Portera-Cailliau, Carlos Imaging the Assembly and Plasticity of Cortical Circuits with Two Photon Microscopy
Ringach, Dario Visual Neurophysiology and Perception
Samarasinghe, Ranmal Neural network formation and dysfunction in epilepsy and autism; stem cell models; brain organoids
Suthana, Nanthia Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging of Human Learning and Memory
Trachtenberg, Joshua Understanding Cortical Plasticity from Synapses to Circuits
Wikenheiser, Andrew Understanding how neural representations guide behavior
Zheng, Jie J. Therapeutic development in ophthalmology
Zhou, Z. Hong Studies structures of synaptic receptors, neuronal infections and neurodegenerative diseases by cryo electron microscopy (cryoEM).