Administration

Principal Investigators (PIs)

Martha GilletteDr. Martha Gillette
Director, Neuroscience Program
Professor, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Expertise: Neurobiology of small circuits; cell and regenerative biology
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Dr. Hyunjoon (Joon) Kong
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Pathology
Expertise: Biomaterials and organoid engineering
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Dr. Rashid Bashir
Head, Bioengineering
Grainger Distinguished Chair of Engineering
Expertise: Biofabrication
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Neal CohenDr. Neal Cohen
Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience of human learning & memory
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Jonathan SweedlerDr. Jonathan Sweedler
Director, School of Chemical Sciences
Professor, Chemistry
Expertise: Analytical chemistry of neuromodulatory compounds
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Executive Committee

Martha GilletteDr. Martha Gillette
Director, Neuroscience Program
Professor, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Expertise: Neurobiology of small circuits; cell and regenerative biology
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Dr. Hyunjoon (Joon) Kong
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Pathology
Expertise: Biomaterials and organoid engineering
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Dr. Rashid Bashir
Head, Bioengineering
Grainger Distinguished Chair of Engineering
Expertise: Biofabrication
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Neal CohenDr. Neal Cohen
Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience of human learning & memory
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Jonathan SweedlerDr. Jonathan Sweedler
Director, School of Chemical Sciences
Professor, Chemistry
Expertise: Analytical chemistry of neuromodulatory compounds
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Brad SuttonDr. Brad Sutton
Technical Director, Biomedical Imaging Center
Abel Bliss Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Expertise: Brain fMRI imaging
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Hee Jung ChungDr. Hee Jung Chung
Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Expertise: Brain plasticity/pathology
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Dr. Deborah Leckband
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor, Chemistry
Expertise: Biophysics
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Dr. Gabriel Popescu
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: Cellular Bioimaging
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Daniel LlanoDr. Daniel Llano
Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Physician/Surgeon
Expertise: Computational Biology, Imaging, Neurobiology, Optogenetics, Sensory Processing
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Justin RhodesDr. Justin Rhodes
Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
Expertise: Genetics and Voluntary Behavior
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Taher SaifDr. Taher Saif
Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering, Neuroscience
Expertise: Biomechanics & Nanomechanics
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Program Evaluator

Lizanne DeStefanoDr. Lizanne DeStefano
Associate Dean in the College of Sciences, Executive Director of CEISMC, and Professor at the School of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Program Coordinator

Anne McKinneyAnne McKinney
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Internal Advisory Board

Tamer BasarDr. Tamer Basar
Executive Director
Illinois at Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Wojtek Jan Chodzko-ZajkoDr. Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko
Dean
Graduate College
Susan MartinisDr. Susan Martinis
Vice Chancellor for Research
Jeffrey MooreDr. Jeffrey Moore
Director
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology
Dean Patton
Dr. Venetria Patton

Harry E. Preble Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

External Advisory Board

Lili Deligianni Dr. Lili Deligianni
Expertise: Biomedical Imaging
Elizabeth HillmanDr. Elizabeth Hillman
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University
Principal Investigator, Zuckerman Institute
Expertise: Neuroimaging & Neurovascular Coupling
Robert KrencikDr. Robert Krencik
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College
Expertise: Neural Stem Cells, Neuroscience, Neuroregeneration
Todd McDevitt
Dr. Todd McDevitt

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Investigator, Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine at Gladstone
Expertise: Stem Cell Engineering, Human Tissue Models
Inhyun Park
Dr. Inhyun Park

Associate Professor of Genetics, Yale Stem Cell Center
Yale School of Medicine
Expertise: Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Reprogramming
Peter SoDr. Peter So
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering
Associate Director of the Whitehead-MIT Bioimaging Center
MIT
Expertise: Novel Microscopy Instrumentation
Chris XuDr. Chris Xu
Professor and The Mong Family Foundation Director, Cornell Neurotech – Engineering
Director, Cornell NeuroNex Hub
School of Applied and Engineering Physics
Cornell University
Expertise: Fiber Optics, Biomedical Imaging, Multiphoton Microscopy
Xinyu ZhaoDr. Xinyu Zhao
Jenni and Kyle Professor, The Waisman Center
Department of Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Expertise: Neural Stem Cell Regulation, Neurodevelopment

Student Leadership Council

Sara BellSara Bell
Chemistry
Jennie Gardner
Psychology
Ryan MillerRyan Miller
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Miles NorsworthyMiles Norsworthy
Cell & Developmental Biology