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The Wu Tsai Institute community bridges the university’s educational, scholarly and scientific missions. Our strengths in biology, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, and data analytics drive networks of collaboration. Collectively, our experiences, our science, and our actions further the Institute’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and accelerate our understanding of human cognition. 

The Institute recognizes and supports undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and others who help drive discoveries and support an inclusive scientific process. Our faculty members hail from dozens of departments across Yale University and work to advance our understanding of human cognition through groundbreaking research, mentoring and teaching students, and participating in our community.

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Nii Addy

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Sue Amatrudo

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Alan Anticevic

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Amy Arnsten

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Richard Aslin

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Nigel Bamford

Faculty Member, Pediatrics

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Yihan Bao

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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John Bargh

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Arielle Baskin-Sommers

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Abhishek Bhattacharjee

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Thomas Biederer

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Sylvia Blackmore

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Hilary Blumberg

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Hal Blumenfeld

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Angelique Bordey

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Kristen Brennand

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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David Breslow

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Jason Cai

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Tyrone Cannon

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Jessica Cardin

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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John Carlson

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Josue Caro

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Richard Carson

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Nicolò Cesana-Arlotti

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Sreeganga Chandra

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Steve Chang

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Rui Chang

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Katarzyna Chawarska

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Alicia Che

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Kai Chen

Faculty Member, Environmental Health Sciences

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Qingyu Chen

Faculty Member, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

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Sidi Chen

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Marvin Chun

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Damon Clark

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Arman Cohan

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Daniel Colón-Ramos

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Philip Corlett

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Michael Crair

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Eyiyemisi Damisah

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Malika Datta

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Ruth Davenport

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Deborah Day

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Pietro De Camilli

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Jonathan Demb

Faculty Member, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Marcelo Dietrich

Faculty Member, Comparative Medicine

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Ralph DiLeone

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Marcello DiStasio

Faculty Member, Pathology

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George Dragoi

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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James Duncan

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Yarrow Dunham

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Shade Eleazer

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Thierry Emonet

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Alex Esqueda

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Irina Esterlis

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Emilia Favuzzi

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Gloria Feng

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Shawn Ferguson

Faculty Member, Cell Biology

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Melissa Ferguson

Faculty Member, Psychology

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David Fiellin

Faculty Member, Internal Medicine

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Lynn Fiellin

Faculty Member, Internal Medicine

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Luciano Floridi

Faculty Member

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Alexander Forrence

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Robert Frank

Faculty Member, Linguistics

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Carolyn Fredericks

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Barb Gambino

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Dylan Gee

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Tristan Geiller

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Joel Gelernter

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Tamar Gendler

Faculty Member, Philosophy

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Matthew Girgenti

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Elizabeth Goldfarb

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Charles Greer

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Rosa Grijalva

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Jeffrey Gruen

Faculty Member, Pediatrics

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Jaime Grutzendler

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Giovanna Guerrero-Medina

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Murat Gunel

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Junjie Guo

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Abha Gupta

Faculty Member, Pediatrics

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David Hafler

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Brian Hafler

Faculty Member, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Ira Hall

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Marc Hammarlund

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Roeland Hancock

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Felicia Hardi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Ilan Harpaz-Rotem

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Annie Hartley

Faculty Member, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

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Abigail Hickok

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Michael Higley

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Ansel Hillmer

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Joy Hirsch

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Karim Ibrahim

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Monika Jadi

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Julian Jara-Ettinger

Faculty Member, Psychology

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James Jeanne

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Yong-Hui Jiang

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Jutta Joormann

Faculty Member, Psychology

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William Jorgensen

Faculty Member, Chemistry

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Erdem Karatekin

Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Amin Karbasi

Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering

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Alfred Kaye

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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In-Jung Kim

Faculty Member, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Heather Kirkpatrick

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Liz Knapp

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Hedy Kober

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Michael Koelle

Faculty Member, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Anthony Koleske

Faculty Member, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Smita Krishnaswamy

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Aaron Kuan

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Roman Kuc

Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering

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John Lafferty

Faculty Member, Statistics and Data Science

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Evelyn Lake

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Quan Le

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Roy Lederman

Faculty Member, Statistics and Data Science

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Julia Leonard

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Ifat Levy

Faculty Member, Comparative Medicine

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Chiang-Shan Li

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Liang Liang

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Zeyan Liew

Faculty Member, Environmental Health Sciences

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Janghoo Lim

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Sarah Lowe

Faculty Member, Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Lu Lu

Faculty Member, Statistics and Data Science

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Ping Luo

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Christopher Lynn

Faculty Member, Physics

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Zongming Ma

Faculty Member, Statistics and Data Science

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Kate Maier

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Rajit Manohar

Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering

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Linda Mayes

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Gregory McCarthy

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Tom McCoy

Faculty Member, Linguistics

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Robert McDougal

Faculty Member, Biostatistics

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Samuel McDougle

Faculty Member, Psychology

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James McPartland

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Ruslan Medzhitov

Faculty Member

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William Mennie

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Jacob Miller

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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De-Shaine Murray

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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John Murray

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Jacob Musser

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Daisuke Nagai

Faculty Member, Physics

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Anirvan Nandy

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Timothy Newhouse

Faculty Member, Chemistry

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Michael Nitabach

Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Kia Nobre

Faculty Member, Psychology

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James Noonan

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Michael O'Donnell

Faculty Member, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Corey O'Hern

Faculty Member, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Emily Olfson

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Amir Pahlavan

Faculty Member, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Priya Panda

Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering

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Xenophon Papademetris

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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In-Hyun Park

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Kartik Pattabiraman

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Laurie Paul

Faculty Member, Philosophy

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Candie Paulsen

Faculty Member, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Godfrey Pearlson

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Marina Picciotto

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Maria Pinango

Faculty Member, Linguistics

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Ruzica Piskac

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Christopher Pittenger

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Renato Polimanti

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Marc Potenza

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Al Powers

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

Harley Pretty

Harley Pretty

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Pasko Rakic

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Daniel Rakita

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Steven Reilly

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Kelley Remole

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Lester Rodriguez

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Cristina Rodriguez

Faculty Member, Biomedical Engineering

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Holly Rushmeier

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Helena Rutherford

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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Robb Rutledge

Faculty Member, Psychology

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W. Mark Saltzman

Faculty Member, Biomedical Engineering

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Shreya Saxena

Faculty Member, Biomedical Engineering

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Brian Scassellati

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Dustin Scheinost

Faculty Member, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Steven Schiff

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Marc Schneeberger Pane

Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Brian Scholl

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Ashlea Segal

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Hyojung Seo

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Nenad Sestan

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Zhong Shao

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Lin Shao

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Jason Shaw

Faculty Member, Linguistics

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Hongying Shen

Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Weikang Shi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Kathy Shi

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Rahul Singh

Postdoctoral Researcher, Wu Tsai Institute

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Carlton Smith

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Heather Snell

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Trevor Sorrells

Faculty Member, Genetics

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Dan Spielman

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Stephen Strittmatter

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Sanjana Taneja

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Jane Taylor

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Susumu Tomita

Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Vincent Tse

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Nick Turk-Browne

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Flora Vaccarino

Faculty Member, Child Study Center

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David van Dijk

Faculty Member, Internal Medicine

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Christopher Van Dyck

Faculty Member, Psychiatry

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Marynel Vazquez

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Monica Vella-Angelastro

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Vanessa Vidacs

Staff Member, Wu Tsai Institute

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Stephen Waxman

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Andre Wibisono

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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John Williams

Faculty Member, English

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Hua Xu

Faculty Member, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

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Gideon Yaffe

Faculty Member, Law

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Ilker Yildirim

Faculty Member, Psychology

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Rex Ying

Faculty Member, Computer Science

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Shaul Yogev

Faculty Member, Neuroscience

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Emma Zang

Faculty Member, Biostatistics

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Le Zhang

Faculty Member, Neurology

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Hongyu Zhao

Faculty Member, Biostatistics

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Yize Zhao

Faculty Member, Biostatistics

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Xinyuan Zheng

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Harrison Zhou

Faculty Member, Statistics and Data Science

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Jiangbing Zhou

Faculty Member, Neurosurgery

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Z. Jimmy Zhou

Faculty Member, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Miranda Zhu

Graduate Student, Wu Tsai Institute

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Steven Zucker

Faculty Member, Computer Science