Core Labs

The core of faculty consists of several labs that share a common goal of elucidating cellular mechanisms and neural dynamics that underlie higher brain functions, such as working memory, decision making, selective attention. We are joined by other neuroscientists at Yale with a computational component in their research programs, including Amy Arnsten, Marvin Chun, Todd Constable, Thierry Emonet, and Gordon Shepherd.
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Steven Zucker

Co-director

David and Lucille Packard Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Computers; Mathematical Computing; Mathematics; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Robotics; Biomedical Research

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John D Murray, PhD

Co-director

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Cognition; Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Interneurons; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Computational Biology; Functional Neuroimaging

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Jessica A Cardin, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Cerebral Cortex; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Interneurons; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Schizophrenia

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Damon Alistair Clark, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Physics

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Michael C Crair, PhD

William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Basic Science Departments)

Research Interests

Brain; Cerebral Cortex; Child Development; Nervous System; Synaptic Transmission; Neuronal Plasticity; Neurosciences; Visual Cortex

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George Dragoi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Behavior, Animal; Cognition; Electrophysiology; Hippocampus; Learning; Neuronal Plasticity; Spatial Behavior; Spatial Memory; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Thierry Emonet

Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Physics

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Michael J Higley, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Dendrites; Electrophysiology; Neurobiology; Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton

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Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics

Research Interests

Biophysics; Microtubules; Mitosis; Molecular Biology; Physics; Molecular Motor Proteins; Nanotechnology; Axoneme; Biostatistics

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Alex Kwan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Decision Making; Depressive Disorder; Electrophysiology; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Executive Function

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Daeyeol Lee, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Appetitive Behavior; Basal Ganglia; Behavior, Animal; Impulsive Behavior; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Parietal Lobe; Risk-Taking; Prefrontal Cortex

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Anirvan Nandy, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Research Interests

Attention; Macular Degeneration; Neurobiology; Neurons; Visual Cortex

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