COLLABORATE

A multidisciplinary team of scholars spanning the globe

Michael Alkire, M.D.

Professor
Anesthesiology

Functional brain imaging, mechanisms of anesthetic action on consciousness, memory and pain processing

Pierre Baldi, PhD

Professor
School of Information and Computer Sciences

Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, and their Theoretical Foundations and Applications.

Tallie Z. Baram MD, PhD

Professor
Pediatrics

Epilepsy, development, learning and memory, stress, corticotropin releasing hormone

Kevin T. Beier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physiology & Biophysics

Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Neural plasticity, Molecular Neuroscience, Behavior, Technique Development, Viral-genetic

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Sleep and memory, obstructive sleep apnea, high-density EEG, depression, mental health

Sven Bernecker, PhD

Professor
Philosophy

Epistemology of memory, epistemic benefits of memory's imperfections, mnemonic confabulation

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Stem cells, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, neurogenesis, neurodegeneration

Aaron Bornstein, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Science

Computational cognitive neuroscience, episodic memory, decision-making, intertemporal choice, perceptual decisions, statistical inference, addiction, fMRI, EEG

 

Gregory Brewer, PhD

Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Memory, Alzheimer's disease, neuronal networks, neuron cell culture, in vitro physiology

Jorge Busciglio, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome, neurodegeneration, axonal transport, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction,

Susan Charles, PhD

Professor
Psychological Science

Emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion

Lulu Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neurodevelopment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Learning and Memory, Synapse formation

Susana Cohen-Cory, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Synapse formation in the developing nervous system; in vivo imaging studies

Karina Cramer, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Neural development, plasticity, synaptogenesis, glia, pruning, auditory brainstem

Steven Cramer, MD

Professor
Neurology

CNS repair in humans, stroke, spinal cord injury, motor system, plasticity after injury, motor learning

 

Barbara Dosher, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Cognitive Science

Attention, perceptual learning, human information processing, visual perception, memory retrieval

 

 

Lisa Flanagan, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurology

Neural stem cell differentiation, development, stem cell transplantation, extracellular matrix

 

Norbert Fortin, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, electrophysiology, behavioral neuroscience, sequence memory

Christie Fowler, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Drug addiction, nicotine, aversion, genetics, learning, dopamine, motivated behaviors

Ron Frostig, PhD

Professor Neurobiology and Behavior

Sensory neocortex, cortical plasticity, structural-function relationships, optical imaging

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Christine Gall, PhD

Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Adult synaptic plasticity, memory encoding, synaptic modulators, intellectual disability, autism, adhesion proteins, neurotrophic factors

Sunil Gandhi, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Critical period plasticity, interneurons, visual system, neuronal transplantation, connectomics, brain clearing.

Charles Glabe, PhD

Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Amyloid, pathogenesis, neurodegenerative disease, neuroinflammation, immunotherapy

Douglas Granger, PhD

Professor
Psychological Science

Salivary bioscience, emotional arousal and memory, development, circadian rhythms, stress, mental health

Kim Green, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Alzheimer’s disease, microglia, inflammation, aging, therapeutics

John Guzowski, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning, memory, synaptic plasticity, hippocampus, gene expression, immediate early gene imaging

Gregory Hickok, PhD

Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Neuroanatomy of language, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience

Robert Hunt, PhD

Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neural circuits, synapses, stem cells, epilepsy, autism, hippocampal plasticity, electrophysiology

Kei Igarashi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Memory, olfaction, Alzheimer's disease, hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, electrophysiology

Autumn Ivy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics

Early-life experience, epigenetics, neurology, learning and memory, developmental disorders, exercise

Susanne Jaeggi, PhD

Associate Professor
Education

Working memory, executive control, plasticity, cognitive training, transfer, neural stimulation

Claudia Kawas, MD

Professor
Neurology

Aging, dementia, longevity, oldest old, epidemiology, Alzheimer’s, neuropathology, geriatrics

Jeffrey Krichmar, PhD

Professor
Cognitive Neurosciences

Computational neuroscience, decision making, evolutionary computation, robotics, spatial navigation

Frank LaFerla, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Molecular biology, Alzheimer's disease, learning and memory, transgenic mouse models

Julie Lauterborn, PhD

Full Researcher
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Intellectual disability, Fragile X, Down syndrome, Autism, stress, learning and memory, plasticity

Michael Lee, PhD

Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive modeling, memory models, decision making, Bayesian statistics, individual differences

Michael Leon, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Olfactory processing, sensory enrichment, autism, aging, Alzheimer’s disease

Frances Leslie, PhD

Professor
Pharmacology

Neuropharmacology, addiction, drugs of abuse, brain development, adolescence, prenatal period

Linda Levine, PhD

Professor
Psychological Science

Relations between cognitive and emotional development, how emotions influence attention and memory

Charles Limoli, PhD

Professor
Radiation Oncology

Oxidative stress, hippocampal neurogenesis, stem cells, transplantation, chemo-brain, memory

Jack Lin, MD

Professor
Neurology

Emotional processing, learning and memory, epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, electrocorticography

Elizabeth Loftus, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Psychological Science

Human memory, false memories, eyewitness testimony, psychology and law, criminology

Angela Lukowski, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychological Science

Memory development in infancy and early childhood; individual differences in long-term memory in infancy; the impact of early nutrition on development

Gyorgy Lur, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Neuronal signal integration, chronic and acute stress, cognitive behavior, optical techniques

Gary Lynch, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Synaptic plasticity, LTP, glutamate receptors, cognitive disorders, computational models

Steven Mahler, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Addiction, reward circuits, cannabinoids, Pavlovian conditioning, motivation, executive function

Bryce Mander, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Sleep disorders, cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, memory, neurodegeneration

Mark Mapstone, PhD

Professor
Neurology

Cognitive aging, neuropsychology, amnesia, metabolomics, biomarkers, cognitive phenotyping

John Marshall, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Recovery of function after brain injury, neurodegeneration, basal ganglia motor systems

Elizabeth Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychological Science

Transdiagnostic emotional and social functioning, affective control and regulation, affect and memory

James McGaugh, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Emotional modulation of memory, arousal, memory consolidation, superior autobiographical memory

Bruce McNaughton, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Computational models, hippocampus, learning and memory, plasticity, spatial memory, neurophysiology

Sara Mednick, PhD

Associate Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Sleep, EEG, pharmacology, memory consolidation, psychophysics, fMRI, aging and disease

Raju Metherate, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Neurophysiology, synaptic physiology of auditory cortex, sensory plasticity, nicotine

Bin Nan, PhD

Professor
Statistics

High-dimensional statistics, imaging analysis, longitudinal analysis, statistical learning

Andrea Nicholas, PhD

Lecturer
Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning and memory in the classroom, educational methods, tools and software for active learning

Diane O'Dowd, PhD

Professor
Developmental and Cell Biology

Molecular genetics, drugs, induced pluripotent stem cells, flies, functional plasticity, neuronal maturation

Andre Obenaus, PhD

Professor
Pediatrics

MRI, traumatic brain injury, stroke, aging, circuits, brain vasculature, early life stress, animal imaging

Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.

Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

cellular pharmacology, neuropharmacology

Jodi Quas, Ph.D.

Professor
Psychological Science

Trauma, memory, children, legal system

Uma Rao, MD

Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Adolescence, depression, substance abuse, neurobiology, risk/resilience

 

David Reinkensmeyer, PhD

Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Neuromuscular control, motor learning, robotics, stroke rehabilitation, computational models

Steven Small, MD, PhD

Professor
Neurology

Neurobiology of language, neural repair, computational neuroscience, fMRI, connectomics

Robert Spitale, PhD

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Neurochemistry, chemical biology, RNA biology, RNA therapeutics for memory and learning disorders

Craig Stark, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Memory, hippocampus, neuroimaging, amnesia, fMRI, video games, aging

Oswald Steward, PhD

Professor
Anatomy & Neurobiology

Spinal cord injury, regeneration, sprouting, epilepsy, excitotoxicity, cellular mechanisms of plasticity

Mark Steyvers PhD

Professor
Cognitive Sciences

Wisdom of Crowds, Aggregating human judgments, Computational models of the mind, Machine Learning and Statistics

Georg Striedter, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Evolutionary Neurobiology and Animal Behavior

Andrea Tenner, PhD

Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Innate Immunity, Inflammation, Complement, Alzheimer's Disease, Cell Surface Receptors

Leslie Thompson, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Human genetic disorders, precision medicine, Huntington’s disease, genomics, therapeutics

Theo G.M. van Erp, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

Psychiatry, brain data analysis, Schizophrenia.

Craig Walsh, PhD

Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Immunology, apoptosis, signal transduction, T cells, autoimmunity, memory deficits

Marcelo Wood, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Epigenetics, memory, drug addiction, synaptic plasticity, aging, mouse models, physiology

Xiangmin Xu, PhD

Associate Professor
Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neural circuits, cell-type specific, electrophysiology, imaging, optical stimulation

Michael Yassa, PhD

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning, memory, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, cross-species neuroimaging, clinical trials

External Fellows

Ted Abel, PhD

Professor
Molecular Physiology
University of Iowa

Ralph Adolphs, PhD

Professor
Psychology
Caltech

Timothy Allen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychology
Florida Inational University

Stephan Anagnostaras, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychology
University of California, San Diego

Michel Baudry, PhD

Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Western University

Federico Bermudez-Rattoni, PhD

Professor
Cognitive Neurosciences
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Kasia Bieszczad, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pyschology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Timothy Bredy, PhD

Associate Professor
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland, Australia

Sara Burke, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
University of Florida

Robert Clark, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Laura Colgin, PhD

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
University of Texas, Austin

Michael Fanselow, PhD

Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Joaquin Fuster, PhD

Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Paul Gold, PhD

Professor
Biology
Syracuse University

Ivan Izquierdo, PhD

Professor
Neuroscience
Pontífica Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Barbara Knowlton, PhD

Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Jill Leutgeb, PhD

Professor
Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

Stefan Leutgeb, PhD

Professor
Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

Kelsey Martin, PhD

Professor
Biological Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Aaron Mattfeld, PhD

Assistant Professor
Psychology
Florida International University

Andrew Maurer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
University of Florida

Mark Mayford, PhD

Professor
Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

Richard Morris, PhD

Professor
Neuroscience
University of Edinburgh

John O'Doherty, PhD

Professor
Psychology
Caltech

Aimee Pierce MD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine

Barry Setlow, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry
University of Florida

Alcino Silva, PhD

Professor
Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Ivan Soltesz, PhD

Professor
Neuroscience
Stanford University

Larry Squire, PhD

Professor
Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Wendy Suzuki, PhD

Professor
Neural Science
New York University

Brian Wiltgen, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychology
University of California, Davis