A new cohort of neuroscience researchers will push the boundaries at The Neuro, exploring brain function for the benefit of patients with neurological disease. The research experience they bring from institutions such as Northwestern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University will add to the rich mix of expertise we have at The Neuro:
Chai’s research program is to understand the relation between brain organization and cognitive development, and to examine how large-scale brain networks support learning, memory and language.
Geddes’ research focuses on cognitive reserve in aging; in particular, protective factors in healthy aging.
Poulin’s lab studies how dopamine circuits are formed during development and how these circuits are affected in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.
Richards’ lab will develop AI algorithms that can find meaningful patterns in the way neurons interact with one another. These patterns can reveal how learning, memory and decision making work in the brain.
Sonnen’s research interest is the neuropathology of age-related, neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body/Parkinson disease, vascular brain injury, traumatic brain injury /chronic traumatic encephalopathy, motor neuron disease, and frontotemporal dementia.
Stratton’s research spans basic in vitro cell culture interrogation of cellular interactions, to transgenic animal models which recapitulate responses to different injuries and diseases, to human cellular and histological analyses.
Zhou is leading a research group that will reveal the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie developmental brain disorders such as autism and search for therapeutic clues with interdisciplinary approaches.