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  • Braden Brinkman

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    Assistant ProfessorPhD Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignExpertise

    Theoretical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neural computation, sensory coding, network dynamics, collective activity, neural evolution

     

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  • William F. Collins, III

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, University of PennsylvaniaExpertise

    Motor function, motoneuron plasticity, neurotransmitters, micturition, bladder-sphincter dyssynergia, spinal cord injury

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  • Josh Dubnau

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    Professor (Primary appointment: Department of Anesthesiology)PhD, Columbia UniversityExpertise

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), retrotransposons, Drosophila, rodent models, in vivo genetic experiments, cell culture assays

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  • Alfredo Fontanini

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    Professor and ChairMD, PhD, Universita’ degli Studi di Brescia - ItalyExpertise

    Sensory perception, olfaction, taste, behavioral neuroscience, systems and circuits, learning and memory, plasticity, computational neuroscience, metastable dynamics, electrophysiology, imaging

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  • Shaoyu Ge

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    ProfessorPhD, University of Science & Technology of ChinaExpertise

    Adult neurogenesis, neural development, cell-replacement therapy, in vivo imaging, in vitro imaging

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  • Maurice Kernan 

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, University of WisconsinExpertise 

    Drosophila, genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, somatosensation, audition, proprioception, mechanosensory signaling, ion channels, primary cilia

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  • Mary Kritzer

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    SUNY Distinguished Service ProfessorPhD, Yale UniversityExpertise 

    Cerebral cortex, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological diseases, mental illness, sex differences, neural development, gonadal hormone stimulation, cortical information processing, affective brain function, mnemonic brain function

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  • Giancarlo La Camera

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    Associate Professor and Director, Center for Neural Circuit DynamicsPhD, University of BernExpertise 

    Theoretical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neural basis of cognitive processes, learning and behavior, memory, decision making, spiking networks, metastable dynamics, synaptic plasticity

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  • Arianna Maffei 

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    ProfessorPhD, University of PaviaExpertise

    Synaptic plasticity, circuit motifs, cortical circuits, sensory processing, learning, experience-dependent plasticity

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  • David McKinnon

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    ProfessorPhD, Australian National UniversityExpertise

    Homeostatic regulation, ion channels, evolution of complex systems, molecular and cellular physiology, long-term stress, cognitive function

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  •  Il Memming Park

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    Visiting Associate ProfessorPhD, University of FloridaExpertise

    Computational neuroscience, neural engineering, machine learning, neural dynamics, decision making, statistical modeling, neuro-AI, Bayesian inference

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  • Joshua L. Plotkin

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, UCLAExpertise

    Habit learning, neurological disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, basal ganglia, striatum, synaptic plasticity, 2-photon laser scanning microscopy, electrophysiology, optogenetics

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  • Markus Riessland

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    Assistant Professor, Empire Innovation Program (Aging Brain)PhD, University of Cologne, GermanyExpertise 

    Genetics, neurodegenerative diseases, cellular senescence, zombie cells, aging, Parkinson’s disease

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  • Maya Shelly

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IsraelExpertise 

    Neural development, neuronal morphology, neuronal polarization, axonal formation, dendritic formation, motor disabilities, neuropathology, molecular mechanisms

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  • Roger Sher

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    Assistant ProfessorPhD, UC DavisExpertise 

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), neurodegenerative diseases, molecular genetics, cellular and organismal biology, developmental/degenerative biology, neurodegeneration, nuclear transport defects, retrotransposons

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  • Prerana Shrestha

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    Assistant ProfessorPhD, The Rockefeller UniversityExpertise

    dynamics of protein synthesis regulation in memory systems

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  • Howard Sirotkin

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, Albert Einstein College of MedicineExpertise 

    Stem Cells, Neurodevelopment, zebrafish genetics, ASD and Parkinson’s

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  • Siwei Wang

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    Assistant ProfessorPhD, University of ChicagoExpertise

    NeuroAI, Machine Learning, sensory coding

  • Lonnie Wollmuth

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    ProfessorPhD, University of WashingtonExpertise 

    Synaptic transmission, molecular and cellular physiology, retina, glutamate, GABA, ligand-gated ion channels, NMDA receptors, AMPA receptors, autoimmune disorders, ribbon synapses

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  • Qiaojie Xiong

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    Associate ProfessorPhD, Johns Hopkins UniversityExpertise 

    Decision making, reinforcement learning, rodent behaviors, sensorimotor integration, dorsal striatum

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Instructors

  • Robert Watson
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    University Instructional SpecialistPhD, The University of IowaProfessional Interests

    Student learning of core concepts in physiology and neurobiology in online, hybrid, flipped and traditional classroom environments; improving success and retention for historically-underserved students in active learning environments

  • Anika Martin
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    University LecturerMS,, Stony Brook UniversityProfessional Interests

    Introducing students to fundamental physiology and neurobiology concepts, motivating students and encouraging curiosity