Faculty Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Faculty members

Howard Berg

Motile behavior of bacteria: sensory transduction in bacterial chemotaxis (in E. coli), dynamics of the flagellar rotary motor, propulsion of non-flagellated bacteria

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Philippe Cluzel

Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level

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David Cox

Biological and computational underpinnings of visual processing

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Victoria D'Souza

Molecular mechanisms underlying viral genomic RNA – host interactions

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Vlad Denic

Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes.

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Florian Engert

Synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, development of functional networks and links to behaviour

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Cassandra Extavour

Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions

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Ethan Garner

High resolution dynamic and spatial studies of prokaryotic cellular organization

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Karine Gibbs

Molecular mechanisms of social behaviors, specifically self versus non-self recognition, in bacteria

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Guido Guidotti

Structure and function of membrane proteins

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Takao Hensch

Experience-dependent brain development; critical periods

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Nancy Kleckner

Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning

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Sam Kunes

Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution

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Jeff Lichtman

Neuroscience Head Tutor Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences

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Richard Losick

Microbial development and gene regulation (not taking students)

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Susan Mango

Developmental plasticity, epigenetics and cell fate specification; environmental signaling in development (not taking students)

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Matthew Meselson

Molecular genetics and evolution (not taking students)

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Daniel Needleman

Quantitative studies of biological self-organization, and the architecture and dynamics of subcellular structures.

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David Nelson

Force-induced denaturation of DNA, sequence heterogeneity and the dynamics of motor proteins, population growth and mutation in disordered media

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Joshua Sanes

Assembly and function of neural circuits in the visual system (not taking students)

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Alex Schier

Developmental Genetics and Neurobiology (not taking students)

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Naoshige Uchida

Neurobiology of perception and decision making

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Alain Viel

Experimental design and teaching laboratories

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Emeriti Faculty

Visiting professors

Haim Sompolinsky

Theoretical and computational studies of the structure, dynamics and function of neuronal circuits.

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