Neuroscience is undergoing a technological revolution, with tools for monitoring and manipulating brain activity evolving at a rapid pace. UCLA is at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art devices for measuring brain chemical, electrical, calcium, and metabolic signaling. The Neurotechnology FAR represents basic and clinical neuroscientists who are actively involved in developing, improving, and using technologies such as chemical sensors, multielectrode arrays, and miniaturized microscopes. Students will gain an in-depth, hands-on understanding of not only how new tools are developed, but also how they are successfully used to enhance our understanding of brain function in health and disease. This FAR also provides several opportunities for collaboration with engineers.

List of Faculty:

Aharoni, Daniel Tool and technique development for neuro-behavioral research
Andrews, Anne Serotonin & Anxiety
Blair, Hugh Tad Learning and Memory; Neural Computation
Cahill, Catherine Chronic pain and opioid addiction
Field, Greg Systems neuroscience, visual processing, retinal neurophysiology, neural degeneration
Fried, Itzhak The Neuronal Basis of Human Memory; Ameliorating Memory Dysfunction with Stimulation
Golshani, Peyman Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Epilepsies
Huk, Alex Neural computations underlying vision, cognition, and action
Masmanidis, Sotiris Neural circuits of reward learning and motor control, addiction, movement disorders
Massaly, Nicolas Neurocircuits underlying pain affect, rewarding and aversive properties of stimuli, and substance use disorders
Petersen, Nicole Translational neuroimaging and human neuroendocrinology
Poe, Gina Investigating the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation
Ringach, Dario Visual Neurophysiology and Perception
Suthana, Nanthia Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging of Human Learning and Memory
Wassum, Kate Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Addiction
Zheng, Jie J. Therapeutic development in ophthalmology