Welcome. As the Director of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, I view myself as a facilitator. My vision is to foster an environment that promotes scientific excellence for our faculty, trainees and students. Ideally, we want to create a place for the best scientists to conduct top-flight research into the nature of human cognition at levels ranging from neurons to societies.
The Institute itself, just over 20 years old, is situated strategically at the intersection of neuroscience, cognitive psychology and computational science. Over the past 8 years, since moving into the current 33,000 square foot laboratory facility, the Institute’s research program has massively expanded with the addition of research programs funded by agencies such as NIH, NSF and the Department of Defense. The Krasnow Institute has been recognized in Congressional testimony, in the international and domestic media, and of course most importantly through the recognition of our faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. While there clearly will be many challenges ahead, I am confident that the underlying quality of the Institute’s science and staff will ensure our success.
My own scientific interests focus on the molecular basis of learning and memory particularly within the context of human disease. I am also interested in science policy and have tried to advocate for a transdisciplinary approach to science funding.
My other professional passion is serving as the 10th editor of the 115 year old journal, The Biological Bulletin.
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