Neuroscience research at UC Berkeley spans four broad research domains: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience and Animal Behavior, Human Cognitive Neuroscience, and Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience. HWNI faculty are listed below, along with their research domain(s), and key words describing their research interests.

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Hillel Adesnik
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cortical microcircuits, optogenetic tools, somatosensation
Martin Banks
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perception of visual stimuli, virtual reality
Helen Bateup
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autism, basal ganglia, epilepsy, excitation/inhibition balance, TSC/mTor pathway
Diana Bautista
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chronic itch, light touch, molecular basis of somatosensation, pain
George Bentley
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gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, reproductive neuroendocrinology
Sonia Bishop
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anxiety, attention, decision making, emotion, fMRI
Stephen Brohawn
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channel biophysics, ion channel function, mechanosensory channels
Silvia Bunge
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development of cognition through adolescence, developmental plasticity
Jose Carmena
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brain-machine interfaces, neurotechnology, plasticity, sensorimotor learning and control
Christopher Chang
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imaging and proteomics for metals and reactive oxygen species, tools for mapping brain activity, metabolism, and inflammation
Anne Collins
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decision making, dopamine, executive functions, learning, working memory
Mark D’Esposito
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dopamine, executive control, prefrontal cortex, working memory
Yang Dan
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circuit dynamics across brain states, processing visual stimuli, sleep and sleep disorders
Michael DeWeese
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cortex, processing auditory stimuli, selective attention
Andrew Dillin
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age-onset disease, aging, dietary restriction, longevity, mitochondria, stress responses
David Feinberg
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computational modeling of neurovascular coupling, mapping columnar and visual circuitry, MRI technology development, neuroimaging
Daniel Feldman
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cortical maps, cortical mapssensory processing, plasticity, sensory processing, somatosensory cortex
Marla Feller
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direction selective circuits, retina development, retinal waves, spontaneous activity
Howard Fields
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addiction, opioid regulation of motivated behaviors, pain, synaptic and circuit mechanisms
John Flannery
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gene therapy, inherited retinal degeneration, molecular basis of blinding diseases
Darlene Francis
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biological and social basis of health disparities, developmental programming, stress
Jack Gallant
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computational modeling, decoding, functional mapping, neuroimaging
Gian Garriga
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asymmetric neuroblast divisions, axon pathfinding, neuronal polarity and migration
Thomas Griffiths
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inductive inference, machine learning, models of cognition, probabilistic reasoning
Ming Hsu
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decision making, game theory, neurogenetics of choice, risk, social behavior
Ehud Isacoff
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circuit function, ion channels, optogenetic tools, plasticity, synapse development
Richard Ivry
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coordinated movements, learning skills, motor learning and control, selecting actions
Lucia Jacobs
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decision making, hippocampal evolution, route planning, spatial navigation, spatial olfaction
William Jagust
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amyloid and tau PET imaging, brain aging, dementia
Daniela Kaufer
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emotional memory, epilepsy, glia, hippocampal stem cells, mental illness, plasticity, stress, traumatic brain injury, white matter
Stanley Klein
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aging, perceptual learning, plasticity, technology development, visual perception
Robert Knight
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brain machine interface/neural prosthesis, prefrontal cortex and executive control
Richard Kramer
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restoring vision, tools for optical sensing and control of ion channels and synapses
Lance Kriegsfeld
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behavioral neuroendocrinology, circadian biology, reproductive behavior, seasonality
Stephan Lammel
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midbrain dopamine circuits, neuropsychiatric disorders, substance abuse
Dennis Levi
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ambylopia: effect on visual perception, recovery beyond the critical period
Chunlei Liu
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MRI, neural circuits, neural engineering, neural modulation
Evan Miller
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activity tracing, tools for mapping circuit activity, voltage imaging
John Ngai
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development and regeneration, odorant receptors, olfactory system, transcriptomics
Bruno Olshausen
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neural computation, perception, sensory coding
Geoff Owen
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retinal image processing, temporal and spatial filtering between rods, bipolar cells, and ganglion cells
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Mu-ming Poo
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refinement of neural circuits, synapse plasticity, visual system development
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Kaoru Saijo
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brain homeostasis, microglia, sex dimorphism in neurological diseases
David Schaffer
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gene delivery, generating neurons from stem cells, regenerative medicine
Kristin Scott
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modulation of taste behavior, sensorimotor circuits, taste detection and processing
Arthur Shimamura
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aesthetic science, basic memory research, Cognitive neuroscience, frontal lobe function, psychocinematics
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Michael Silver
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attention, neural plasticity, pharmacology, visual perception
Friedrich Sommer
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brain rhythms, circuit dynamics, computational models, learning, perception
Mark Tanouye
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epilepsy, identification of seizure-suppressor genes, potassium chloride co-transporter
Frédéric Theunissen
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auditory physiology, computational models of audition, perception of complex sounds
Matthew Walker
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the role of sleep in: learning and memory, brain plasticity, emotional regulation, affective and clinical mood disorders, and aging
Jonathan Wallis
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functional organization of the prefrontal cortex, goal directed behavior, mental illness
Gerald Westheimer
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perceptual learning in spatial visual tasks, processing of visual information
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David Whitney
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visual perception and attention, visually guided action
Linda Wilbrecht
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addiction, adolescent development of circuits involved in value based decision making
Ke Xu
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axon and dendrite dynamics, biomoleculecular structure of neurons, single-molecule imaging, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
Michael Yartsev
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acoustic communication, bats, neuroethology, social behavior, spatial navigation, technologies for studying neural activity in freely behaving and flying mammals, vocal learning
Bob Zucker
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calcium, cAMP, mechanisms regulating synaptic transmission, serotonin, SNARE proteins
(Emeritus) View Website