My graduate training was in neuroscience at Emory University. My work was centered on sensory neuroscience applied to human and nonhuman primates, with an emphasis on tactile perception and functional imaging. Having developed an interest in the neuroscience of autism, I pursued postdoctoral studies at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center at the University of North Carolina.
I graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. My long-standing interest in cognition and learning has lead to my current work to understand the cellular processes that underlie mental health and psychiatric disorder. At the University of Pittsburgh, I obtained a Ph.D. in the Department of Neuroscience with Jon Johnson, Ph.D., where I used single-channel recordings to study the mechanisms by which the anti-Parkinsonian and anti-Alzheimer’s drugs amantadine and memantine act on NMDA receptors.
Dr. Styner is one of the leading experts in medical image computing with specific expertise in anatomical structure and tissue segmentation, structural brain morphometry, deformable registration, atlas building and diffusion MRI analysis.
Subhojit Roy’s broad interest is to explore movement within cells, specifically within neurons – mechanisms that convey, deposit and retain cargoes in axons, dendrites and synapses.
Dr. Fagiolini received her M.S. in biological sciences from University of Pisa, Italy and her Ph.D. in neurobiology from Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in physiology at the University of California, San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Michael P. Stryker, she joined the Laboratory for Neuronal Circuit Development at the Brain Science Institute in Japan. There she began a productive collaboration with Dr. Takao K. Hensch.
Rebecca Landa is a speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings.
I have long been interested in children’s ability to make rich, inductive inferences from sparse, noisy data. Here I look at how these inferential abilities support children’s reasoning about their own and others’ competence and motivation, with implications for everything from children’s task persistence to their moral and pragmatic judgments.
Donald J. Zack, MD, PhD, is the Guerrieri Professor of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Ophthalmology and co-director of the Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM) at the Wilmer Eye Institute.
Jacques Galipeau has initiated and developed an NIH-funded research program in the study and use of mesenchymal stromal cells as an immunotherapy of catastrophic illnesses including cancer and immune disease.
The research in my lab focuses on identifying the mechanisms that stem cells use to create the asymmetric segregation of cargoes, to identify what other components are segregated, and to use this knowledge to improve stem cell aging.