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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.
  • 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
  • John D Murray

    Co-director

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience and of Physics

    Research Interests
    • Cognition
    • Computer Simulation
    • Decision Making
    • Interneurons
    • Memory, Short-Term
    • Schizophrenia
    • Prefrontal Cortex
    • Computational Biology
    • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Jessica Cardin

    Associate Professor Term

    Research Interests
    • Autistic Disorder
    • Cerebral Cortex
    • Electrophysiology
    • Epilepsy
    • Interneurons
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Schizophrenia
  • Michael Crair

    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
  • Jonathan Demb

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Adaptation, Physiological
    • Neurophysiology
    • Retinal Ganglion Cells
    • Synapses
    • Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells
    • Retinal Bipolar Cells
  • George Dragoi

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Behavior, Animal
    • Cognition
    • Electrophysiology
    • Hippocampus
    • Learning
    • Neuronal Plasticity
    • Spatial Behavior
    • Spatial Memory
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Michael Higley

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience; Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR); Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Autistic Disorder
    • Behavior
    • Dendrites
    • Electrophysiology
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton
  • Joe Howard

    Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics; Director, Quantitative Biology Institute

    Research Interests
    • Biophysics
    • Cilia
    • Microtubules
    • Mitosis
    • Neurobiology
    • Physics
    • Molecular Motor Proteins
    • Nanotechnology
  • Monika P. Jadi

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Autistic Disorder
    • Cerebral Cortex
    • Dendrites
    • Electrophysiology
    • Interneurons
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Schizophrenia
    • Models, Statistical
    • Computational Biology
  • James Jeanne

    Assistant Professor in Neuroscience; Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Behavior
    • Drosophila melanogaster
    • Electrophysiology
    • Insecta
    • Neurons
    • Synapses
  • Alex Kwan

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Antidepressive Agents
    • Decision Making
    • Dendrites
    • Depressive Disorder
    • Electrophysiology
    • Microscopy, Fluorescence
    • Prefrontal Cortex
    • Optogenetics
  • Anirvan Nandy

    Assistant Professor in Neuroscience; Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Attention
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurons
    • Visual Cortex