FAU Brain Institute – Graduate Neuroscience Training Program - Program
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Program Overview


The Complex Systems and Brain Sciences PhD program, with faculty drawn from the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Medicine, seeks to create a new kind of brain scientist who is fluent in both biology and mathematics, and who seeks to bring new ways of thinking into neuroscience. Advanced courses are research-oriented and build on a core curriculum in neuroscience. The program includes training in computational and cognitive neuroscience (emphasizing neuroimaging and realtime recording of behavior), and the mathematical concepts and tools of complexity science and nonlinear dynamical systems. Learn more at: ccs.fau.edu

William Alexander, Ph.D. Computational and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control, decision making, and learning.
Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D. Psychophysical and computational approaches to visual and multisensory perception and recognition.
Steven Bressler, Ph.D. Cognitive Neurodynamics: Investigation of cognitive processing through analysis of the large-scale dynamics of activity in the cerebral cortex using fMRI, EEG, MEG, and LFP data.
Erik Engeberg, Ph.D. Robotics and Prosthetics and Brain Machine Interface
Armin Fuchs, Ph.D. Analysis of large scale brain activity patterns and combining noninvasive recording technologies, i.e. EEG, MEG and functional MRI.
Sang Hong, Ph.D. Investigation of color vision, motion processing, visual awareness, facial expression perception, and multi-sensory integration using psychophysical, eye-tracking, and fMRI methodologies.
Scott Kelso, Ph.D. Mechanisms of self-organization underlying the coordination of brain and behavior.
Howard Prentice, Ph.D. Ischemic adaptations, Neurodegenerative disease, Brain anoxia, Mitochondrial dysfunction and aging processes.
Wen Shen, Ph.D. Electrophysiology of channels and receptors, Transporters in neurodevelopment and adult system, Signal transduction in retinal circuits.
Summer Sheremata, Ph.D. Psychophysics and fMRI to investigate how visual attention and working memory affect our representations of the external world.
Robert Stackman, Ph.D. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Spatial Navigation, Brain Representations of Space, Mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D. EEG Coordination Dynamics of human behavior: large-scale integration within and between brains.
Robert Vertes, Ph.D. Neurophysiology/Neuroanatomy. Functional organization of the brainstem and its role in controlling activity of the forebrain.
Jang Wu, Ph.D. Neuroscience, neurotransmitters and neurological disorders.

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diagram Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology Ph.D. in Integrative Biology Ph.D. in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Contact Us

Brain Institute, Research Office, Jupiter campus
Room 107, MC-17
5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
email: BIresearch@fau.edu
phone: 561.799.8100

FAU Brain Institute, Education Office, Boca Raton campus
Bldg. SE 43, Room 103A
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
email: BIeducation@fau.edu
phone: 561.297.4989