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Foster, Ian

Dr. Foster is Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, and also director of the Data Science and Learning Division, at Argonne National Laboratory, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Ian received a BSc (Hons I) degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a PhD…

January 18, 2021

Gradinaru, Viviana

Dr. Viviana Gradinaru completed her B.S. at Caltech and her Ph.D. research at Stanford University and is now a Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering at Caltech. Prof. Gradinaru has more than 60 publications in top peer-reviewed journals and 10 granted patents, additional pending, in areas of optogenetics, viral vectors, and tissue clearing and imaging….

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January 21, 2021

Haberkern, Hannah

Hannah Haberkern is a neuroscientist interested in understanding how animals orient and navigate in complex naturalistic environments. Currently, as a postdoc in the Jayaraman lab at HHMI Janelia, she investigates how environmental context and past experiences shape navigation in walking fruit flies. To do this, she combines virtual reality techniques and two-photon calcium imaging with…

February 15, 2021

Hantman, Adam

Adam Hantman is currently a Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In the fall, the Hantman laboratory will be moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hantman lab focuses on the neural dynamics that underlie control of skilled actions. The lab combines genetics, anatomy,…

January 22, 2021

Harris, Kristen

Kristen Harris is Professor of Neuroscience and Fellow in the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas at Austin. For more than two decades, her laboratory has pursued understanding of structural synaptic plasticity in the developing and mature nervous system. They have been among the first to develop computer-assisted approaches to analyze…

April 8, 2021

Hayworth, Kenneth

Kenneth Hayworth has a PhD in Neuroscience and is currently a senior scientist at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus. His current research concentrates on developing new imaging techniques for EM connectomics including ultrathick ‘hot knife’ sectioning for parallel FIB-SEM imaging of brain tissue, and Gas Cluster Ion Beam milling (GCIB-SEM) for MultiSEM imaging of brain tissue.

January 12, 2021

Helmstaedter, Moritz

Moritz Helmstaedter is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. His work aims at pushing the frontiers of Connectomics, an emerging research field occupied with mapping neuronal networks in the brain at unprecedented scale and resolution. His interests lie in the relation between artificial and biological intelligence, and the search for…

January 24, 2021

Hillman, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hillman is a Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and a member of the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate and PhD training in Physics at University College London and completed post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has developed a…

January 12, 2021

Jain, Viren

Viren Jain is a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google in Mountain View, California, where he leads a team pursuing advances in high-throughput, synaptic-resolution brain mapping. Prior to Google, Viren was a Group Leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus. Viren holds a PhD in Computation from MIT and undergraduate degrees…

April 8, 2021

Januszewski, Michal

Michal Januszewski is a Staff Research Scientist at Google in Zürich, where he currently works on automated methods for brain mapping at synaptic resolution. Prior to Google, Michal did research in the field of computational fluid dynamics. He received his PhD in Physics from University of Silesia in Katowice in 2015.

January 19, 2021

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