Neuroscience Institute Core Faculty

The Neuroscience Institute is home to seventeen core faculty members with laboratories in the Alexandria Center and the Smilow Research Building. Browse their profiles below to learn more about the outstanding research at the Neuroscience Institute. More information about other Neuroscience Institute Affiliates can be found by using the links in the menu on the left.
 

Jayeeta Basu, PhD – Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Synaptic and circuit mechanisms of plasticity, learning behaviors and memory processing.

Gyorgy Buzsaki, MD, PhD – The Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and Neurology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Rhythms in neural networks

Dmitri Chklovskii, PhD - Research Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Neural computation and connectomics

Jeremy Dasen, PhD – Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Genetic basis of neural circuit formation and function

Michael Halassa, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Microcircuits underlying state-dependent regulation of information processing

Biyu Jade He, PhD –Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience & Physiology, Radiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Large-scale brain dynamics underlying human cognition

Dayu Lin, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Neural circuits that underlie social behaviors

Michael Long, PhD – Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute, Associate Director of Research of the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Cellular and circuit mechanisms of complex, learned motor behaviors

Katherine Nagel, PhD – Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Biophysics of sensory processing.

Dmitry Rinberg, PhD - Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Sensory information processing in the behaving animal

Bernardo Rudy, MD, PhD – The Valentino D.B. Mazzia, MD, JD Professor of Anesthesiology, Neuroscience & Physiology and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Organization and function of neocortical circuits

James Salzer, MD, PhD – Vice Char of Education Department of Neuroscience & Physiology, Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology and Neurology, and the Neuroscience Institute, Associate Director of Education of the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Interactions between myelin and axons and their disruption in demyelinating disorders

David Schoppik, PhD - Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Studying balance to understand the general principles of neural circuit function

Nicholas Stavropoulos, PhD - Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying sleep-wake cycles

Nicolas Tritsch, PhD – Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders, the Neuroscience Institute.
Research Focus:Synaptic mechanisms underlying the control of movement

Richard Tsien, DPhil – The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of Neuroscience & Physiology, Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Neuroscience Institute
Research Focus: Signaling mechanisms linking activity to cytoplasmic events