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Mark Bear

Picower Professor of Neuroscience
After postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute, Mark Bear joined the Brown medical faculty and was named a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator in 1996. In 2003, Bear joined the Picower faculty.

Emery N. Brown

Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences & Technology
A practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Emery Brown is also a noted statistician and a member of the faculty of both the Picower Institute and Harvard Medical School.

Myriam Heiman

Latham Career Development Chair
Myriam Heiman received her PhD from the John Hopkins University and her postdoctoral training at the Rockefeller University. In 2011, she joined the Picower Institute and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

Troy Littleton

Menicon Professor in Neuroscience
Troy Littleton earned an MD and PhD from Baylor College of Medicine and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin. He joined the faculties of the Picower Institute and the MIT Department of Biology in 2000.

Earl K. Miller

Picower Professor of Neuroscience
Earl Miller earned a PhD in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton, then pursued postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health. He joined MIT’s Picower Institute and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1995.

Mriganka Sur

Newton Professor of Neuroscience
Mriganka Sur is professor of neuroscience at Picower and also director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT, which he founded after 15 years as head of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Susumu Tonegawa

Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa joined MIT’s Department of Biology and the MIT Center for Cancer Research in 1981. He founded MIT’s Center for Learning and Memory in 1994 and the Picower Institute in 2002.

Li-Huei Tsai

Picower Professor of Neuroscience
Li-Huei Tsai joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1994. In 2006, she joined MIT’s Picower Institute and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and was named the Director of the Picower Institute in 2009.

Kay M. Tye

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
After completing her postdoctoral training at Stanford University, Kay Tye joined MIT’s Picower Institute and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2012. She has been recognized with the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Weifeng Xu

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weifeng Xu received her PhD in neuroscience from Brown University then completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University Medical Center. In 2009, she joined the Picower Institute and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

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Interview

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