Systems Neuroscience

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.

Kwanghun Chung

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience
Kwanghun Chung is a member of the faculty of the Picower Institute, the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and MIT’s chemical engineering department. He is an associate member of the Broad Institute.

Steven Flavell

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
After completing his PhD at Harvard University and postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University, Steven Flavell joined the MIT faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Picower Institute and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

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.

Elly Nedivi

Professor of Neuroscience
Elly Nedivi earned a PhD in neuroscience from Stanford and completed postdoctoral training at The Weizmann Institute. In 1998, she joined MIT’s Picower Institute with joint appointments in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Biology.

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.

Matthew Wilson

Sherman Fairchild Professor in Neurobiology
With a PhD in computational and neural systems from the California Institute of Technology, Matthew Wilson joined the Picower Institute and MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1994.

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.

MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

October 23, 2017
Research Findings
Existence of “silent engrams” suggests that existing models of memory formation should be revised.