Faculty Research

Check out the game-changing research being conducted in Brandeis labs and in the field.

Carina Ray performs research in the national archives in Ghana

Carina Ray, Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Wesley-Logan Prize for her book "Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana." Her research sheds new light on the history of race in Africa.

David Ellenson

David Ellenson, Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and Visiting Professor at Brandeis University and chancellor emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, discusses how we remember the past in a column in the Richmond Time-Dispatch: A tale of three governors: Lessons of leadership from Southern history.

John Lisman

The finding by the lab of John Lisman '66, the DZalman Abraham Kekst Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology, answers one of the most enduring questions in neuroscience. It also opens the possibility of one day editing our memories.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Heller MBA professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is committed to moving the needle on some of the world’s largest, most intimidating problems.

Professor Harry Mairson with the Stradivari cello

Computer Science Professor Harry Mairson gets into a taxi in Cremona, Italy--violin making's Vatican city--to make a computerized tomography scan of the 1700 Stradivari Stauffer ex-Cristiani violoncello to better understand the complex construction processes of violin making.

Professor Harry Mairson writes in The Strad, the international journal of classical stringed instrument playing, teaching, making, and selling, about “Digital Amati”,  his Renaissance-inspired software for instrument design—a tool for instrument making, as well as the computational art history of classical stringed instruments.