Neurotechnology

Neuroscience is undergoing a technological revolution, with tools for monitoring and manipulating brain activity evolving at a rapid pace. UCLA is at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art devices for measuring brain chemical, electrical, calcium, and metabolic signaling. The Neurotechnology FAR represents basic and clinical neuroscientists who are actively involved in developing, improving, and using technologies such as chemical sensors, multielectrode arrays, and miniaturized microscopes. Students will gain an in-depth, hands-on understanding of not only how new tools are developed, but also how they are successfully used to enhance our understanding of brain function in health and disease. This FAR also provides several opportunities for collaboration with engineers.


List of Faculty:

Andrews, Anne Serotonin & Anxiety
Basso, Michele A. Reserach on how the brain makes decisions and how these processes go awry in diseases
Blair, Hugh Tad Learning and Memory; Neural Computation
Cahill, Catherine Chronic pain and opioid addiction
Cohen, Mark Functional Imaging of the Human Brain
Fried, Itzhak The Neuronal Basis of Human Memory; Supplementary Motor Area Epilepsy
Golshani, Peyman Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Epilepsies
Masmanidis, Sotiris Neural circuits of reward learning and motor control, addiction, movement disorders
Poe, Gina Investigating the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation
Pouratian, Nader Neurosurgical Brain Mapping and Restoration
Ringach, Dario Visual Neurophysiology and Perception
Suthana, Nanthia Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging of Human Learning and Memory
Wassum, Kate Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Addiction