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Institute Scholars

Innovative faculty drive innovative neuroscience 

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute faculty scholars are hired by the institute through broad area searches in conjunction with Stanford schools and departments. Our faculty have been appointed into the schools of Engineering, Humanities & Sciences and Medicine. With donor support, we have established endowments to support a portion of their salary for the duration of their appointment at Stanford.

Meet our faculty scholars.

Todd Coleman

Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Todd P. Coleman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and by courtesy, Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received B.S. degrees in electrical engineering (summa cum laude), as well as computer engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan.

Guosong Hong

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Guosong Hong's research aims to bridge materials science and neuroscience, and blur the distinction between the living and non-living worlds by developing novel neuroengineering tools to interrogate and manipulate the brain.

Julia Kaltschmidt

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
I am a Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Faculty Scholar and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford Medical School. Originally from Germany, I received my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Scott W Linderman

Assistant Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering
Scott is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He is also an Institute Scholar in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and a member of Stanford Bio-X and the Stanford AI Lab.

Paul Nuyujukian

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Our group, the Brain Interfacing Laboratory, explores basic motor systems neuroscience and neuroengineering applications. We are interested in understanding how the brain controls movement and recovers from injury, particularly within the context of recording populations of neurons.

Daniel Yamins

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Computer Science