Dr. Theogarajan is the director of the Biomimetic Circuits & Nanosystems Group at UCSB. An NSF Career and NIH New Innovator award winner, he combines electronics, synthetic chemistry and molecular biology to create new prosthetic devices and nanoscale sensors of biological activity.
Dr. Goard is a new professor of neuroscience at UCSB. His work decodes the neural strategies for representing and processing sensory inputs.
Dr. Carlson is a professor of Physics at UCSB and director of the Complex Systems Group. She develops multi-scale models that can capture small-scale details while also predicting large-scale behavior.
Mike Gazzaniga is the Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind and a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences. He is considered the father of cognitive neuroscience and has made important advances in our understanding of where in the brain certain functions are performed and how the cerebral hemispheres communicate with one another.
Dr. Miller is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, the vice director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, and a member of the Defense Science Study Group. Dr. Miller determines how individual differences in brain connectivity and structure lead to differences in cognitive processing.
Dr. Simpson is a professor of the Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology department at UCSB, recently recruited from Janelia. Dr. Simpson uses a systematic circuit-busting approach to identify which cells in the fly nervous system give rise to which behaviors.
Dr. Jayich is the Bruker professor of Physics at UCSB. She exploits tiny imperfections in diamonds to create optical sensors of electromagnetic fields.
Dr. Han is a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, as well as Chemical Engineering. An NIH Innovator Award winner, she invents new ways of imaging disordered proteins to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Queenan is the associate director of the UCSB Brain Initiative. She deploys the unique talents at UCSB towards the most fundamental questions in neuroscience.
Dr. Grafton is the director of the UCSB Brain Imaging Center and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies. His lab determines how the human brain executes goal-directed action and how this is altered by stress, pressure, fatigue, and head trauma.
A pioneer of computational science & engineering, Dr. Petzold cracks differential-algebraic equations, incorporates the solutions into software, and distributes them widely. Dr. Petzold uses the tools she invents to model, simulate & analyze large, complex networks in systems biology & materials, from bricks to blood to brains.
Dr. Suri is a professor of Computer Science at UCSB. He develops algorithms for multi-dimensional data, applying them to the complex networks in the brain.
Dr. Rescorla is a professor of Philosophy at UCSB, specializing in the philosophy of language, mind, psychology, and logic. His research concerns the nature of assertion, the relation between computational & mental processes, and varieties of representation.
Dr. Montell is the Duggan Professor of Neuroscience in the department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology. An NIH Pioneer Award winner, Dr. Montell uses information about the neural basis of behavior to fight insect-borne disease.
Dr. Jacobs is a new professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB, recently recruited from Harvard Medical School. She determines how human brain function is altered by sex hormones.
Dr. Clegg is the Wilcox Family Chair in Biomedicine and a professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at UCSB. He combats retinal degeneration and blindness using stem cell therapeutics.
Dr. Hansma is a professor of Physics at UCSB and the inventor of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) among other forms of microscopy. He creates AFMs suited to biophysical research and has invented a new instrument to uncover the computations in neural circuits.
Dr. Campas is the Mellichamp Chair in Systems Biology and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. His lab determines how force influences the movement, shape and development of neural tissue.
Dr. Eckstein is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. He determines how the human brain decodes visual information. He then uses these insights to create bio-inspired computer vision systems and to improve clinical diagnosis.
Dr. Valentine is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. A Fullbright Scholar, NSF Career, and Burroughs Wellcome Career award winner, she determines the consequences of force on structures within individual cells.
Dr. Fisher is a professor of Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB. The 2015 Buckley Prize winner, he is a pioneer of condensed matter physics. He has recently devised a radical new theory of quantum behavior in the brain.
Dr. Turner is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB and the co-chair of the UCSB Brain Initiative. An NSF Career Award winner, she studies dynamics in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Dr. Kosik is the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research at UCSB, the director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, and the co-chair of the UCSB Brain Initiative. He determines the cellular cascades that lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Carlson is a professor of English and the director of the "Literature & the Mind" group at UCSB. The group provides a global resource for psychoanalytic, philosophical & neuroscientific approaches to literary study.
Dr. Giesbrecht is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. Using functional MRI, EEG, and neuropsychology, he determines how the human brain pays attention.
Dr. Manjunath is the director of the Center for Bioimage Informatics at UCSB. He invents new methods for extracting meaning from biological images and storing this information in high-dimensional databases.
Dr. Moehlis is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. He studies dynamical systems from schools of fish to flocks of birds to networks of neurons. He is using dynamical control strategies to create better interventions for disorders of improper neural synchrony, including Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.