The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards provide funding to extraordinary postdoctoral scientists at Stanford University engaging in highly interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences broadly defined. Learn more
Research Project: Learning to See the Physical World with Biologically-Inspired Recurrent Neural Networks
Sponsors: Daniel Yamins (Psychology)
Dr. Brear is interested in finding out if artificial neural networks "learn" representations that resemble those found in animal brains.
Research Project: Forces Driving Myelin Wrapping In Oligodendrocytes
Sponsors: Brad Zuchero (Neurosurgery) and Alexander Dunn (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Garcia created a unique toolbox that will allow thorough study the hypotheses of actin-independent myelin membrane expansion in the brain.
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Research Project: Accelerating maturation of 3D human brain organoid models to study human aging mechanisms.
Sponsors: Tony Wyss-Coray (Neurology and Neurological Sciences) and Sergiu Pasca (Phychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
Dr. Iram will use brain intrinsic and systemic regulators of aging, in an attempt to accelerate maturation of human-derived brain organoids.
Research Project: Instrumenting the nervous system at single-cell resolution
Sponsors: Boris Murmann (Electrical Engineering) and E.J. Chichinisky (Neurosurgery)
Dante Muratore's research focuses on hardware design for brain-machine interfaces, bioelectronics and machine learning.
Research Project: Investigating the evolution of vertebrate pair bonding mechanisms
Sponsors: Lauren O'Connell (Biology) and Nirao Shah (Neurobiology)
Dr. Nowicki studies the deep evolutionary history of vertebrate pair bonding neural mechanisms.