Neuroscience Program

Faculty & Research

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Research Faculty

Anne Berry, Psychology
Anne Berry
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Volen Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3278 Lemberg Hall, 101

Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging

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Susan J. Birren
Zalman Abraham Kekst Professor in Neuroscience
781-736-2680 Shapiro Science Center 1-06A

Expertise: Developmental neurobiology. 

Paul DiZio
Paul DiZio
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-2043 Rabb Graduate Center, 5

Expertise: Human spatial orientation and motor control.

Irving Epstein, Professor of Chemistry
Irving Epstein
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2503 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 3-09

Expertise: Nonlinear chemical dynamics. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems.

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Paul Garrity
Professor of Biology
781-736-3127 Shapiro Science Center 2-16

Expertise: Neural development and behavior. 

Christine Grienberger
Christine Grienberger
Assistant Professor of Biology

Expertise: Understanding how the brain is able to produce learned behaviors. lab website

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Leslie Griffith
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience
Director of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3125 Shapiro Science Center 2-06B

Expertise: Biochemistry of synaptic plasticity.

Angela Gutchess
Angela Gutchess
Professor of Psychology
781-736-3247 Lemberg Hall, 106

Expertise: Cognitive and social neuroscience; influence of age and culture on memory. lab website

Jennifer Gutsell
Jennifer Gutsell
Associate Professor Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3308 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 220

Expertise: Self-control; empathy and environmentalism. lab website

James Howard
James Howard
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3252 Brown Social Science Center, 89-108

Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, reward, learning, decision-making, chemosensation. lab website

Shantanu Jadhav
Shantanu Jadhav
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3147 Bassine Science Building, 301

Expertise: Neural mechanisms of learning and memory-guided behavior in the mammalian brain. lab website

Sebastian Kadener
Sebastian Kadener
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-4915 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, 332

Expertise: Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism.

Donald Katz
Donald Katz
Professor of Neuroscience and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3268 Bassine Science Building, 345

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning. lab website

Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-4907 Rosenstiel 544

Expertise: Genomics of brain development

James Lackner
James Lackner
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology
781-736-2033 Rabb Graduate Center, 4

Expertise: Spatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to spaceflight and autonomous vehicles.

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Eve Marder
University Professor
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Biology
781-736-3140 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 314

Expertise: Modulation of neural networks. 

Paul Miller, Neuroscience
Paul Miller
Professor of Biology
781-736-2890 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 317

Expertise: Computational and theoretical neuroscience.

Sacha Nelson, Neuroscience Professor
Sacha Nelson
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Life Science
Chair, Neuroscience Program
781-736-3181 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-21

Expertise: Physiological genomics of the mammalian neocortex

Dan Oprian
Daniel Oprian
Louis and Bessie Rosenfield Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2322 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 407

Expertise: Structure-function studies of visual pigments and other cell surface receptors.

Suzanne Paradis, Neuroscience
Suzanne Paradis
Professor of Biology
781-736-5305 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-08A

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development

Avital Rodal
Avital Rodal
Professor of Biology
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 528

Expertise: Endosomal Membrane Traffic in Neurons

Michael Rosbash
Michael Rosbash
Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Biology,
and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
781-736-3160 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 2-24B

Expertise: Circadian Rhythms, Behavior, and Gene Expression

Robert Sekuler
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Department Chair, Psychology
781-736-3277 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 244

Expertise: Visual perception. Cognitive processes.

Piali Sengupta, Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
Piali Sengupta
Harold and Bernice Davis Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
Professor of Biology
781-736-2686 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 2-08A

Expertise: Neurogenetics of sensory behaviors

Hannah Snyder
Hannah Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall, 102

Expertise: Executive function. CoPE Lab

Jonathan Touboul, Mathematics
Jonathan Touboul
Associate Professor of Mathematics
781-736-3080 Goldsmith Building, 303

Expertise: Modeling and mathematical analysis of systems inspired by brain’s activity

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Gina Turrigiano
Joseph Levitan Professor of Vision Science
781-736-2684 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center 1-28

Expertise: Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal properties. 

Stephen Van Hooser, Neuroscience
Stephen Van Hooser
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2721 Bassine Science Building, 326

Expertise: Development and function of cortical circuits

Teaching Faculty

Maria de Boef Miara
Maria de Boef Miara
Assistant Professor of Biology
Master's Advising Head for MCB and Neuroscience
781-736-3106 Bassine Science Building, 119

Expertise: Comparative anatomy, evolution, physiology, biomechanics.

Nathalie Vladis

Expertise: Neuroscience, aging, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, data visualization, biomedical education, academic development.

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Emeriti Faculty

Arthur Wingfield
Arthur Wingfield
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
781-736-3270 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 363

Expertise: Human memory