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January 1, 2021

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates! Read our Q&A with some of them. (Original Publication: May 20, 2016)

December 16, 2020

Originally Published December 16, 2020

“What really interested me, and still interests me, is how neural activity gives rise to cognition.”

Antonio Lara, Neuroscience PhD Program alum (entering class of 2004)

November 17, 2020

Originally Published November 17, 2020

“To me, it seemed like building something — whether it’s an app, or an actual tool, or a device that someone uses — was a more concrete goal that I could literally put my hands on.”

Elena Allen, Neuroscience PhD Program alum (entering class of 2003)

October 1, 2020

Nature. 2020 Sep 30. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2770-2. Online ahead of print.


September 5, 2020

Curr Biol. 2020 Aug 28:S0960-9822(20)31171-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.08.017. Online ahead of print.


Appl Environ Microbiol. 2020 Sep 4:AEM.01278-20. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01278-20. Online ahead of print.


September 3, 2020

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2020 Oct;21(10):576-586. doi: 10.1038/s41583-020-0355-6. Epub 2020 Sep 1.


September 2, 2020

Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2020 Oct;45:100854. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100854. Epub 2020 Aug 28.


PMID:32868238 | DOI:10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100854

September 1, 2020

Vision Res. 2020 Nov;176:118-129. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2020.07.014. Epub 2020 Aug 28.


Inorg Chem. 2020 Sep 21;59(18):13639-13650. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02023. Epub 2020 Aug 31.


July 13, 2020

Read our Q&A with Neuroscience PhD alum Helene Moorman to learn how she went from. Original Publication: July 13, 2020

April 15, 2020

UPDATE DECEMBER 2022: Chetty has moved from Stanford and is now an assistant professor of… Original Publication: April 15, 2020

February 3, 2020

Alumni Profile with Oscar Vazquez “I've always wanted to work to shorten the gap between discovery and actual use in… Original Publication: February 3, 2020

December 3, 2019

In this Q&A, Gautum Agarwal, now a research scientist in the Sommer lab, discusses how...

June 25, 2019

Robin Ball, who was in the first class of PhD student, is a lecturer

March 6, 2019

"Something we can really add to the field is being able to understand at a..."
As an Assistant Professor at UT Austin, PhD alum Alex Huth uses large sets of...

January 29, 2019

At HWNI, Chung-Hay Luk studied decision-making and created dresses with interactive electronics for fun.

November 28, 2018

“In order to understand any perceptual system, such as the human visual system, you also have to have a deep understanding of the natural environments in which that system evolved to operate, and the tasks that the organism needs to perform.” Emily Cooper, PhD program alum (entering class of 2007)

September 7, 2018

“I think throwing fireballs with your mind in a game is cool, but taking care of the brain and helping the brain get stronger is what really motivates me.” Erica Warp, PhD program alum (entering class of 2006)