This webpage provides a listing of new faculty participating in the New Faculty Spotlight. Our Spotlight feature highlights faculty working in selected research areas that cut across multiple departments.

Faculty List by Research Area

Neuroscience (January)

Name Title Department Research Description
Sama Ahmed
Ahmed Lab
Weill Neurohub Term Assistant Professor Psychology Neural circuit interactions for generating complex behaviors.
Michele A Basso
Basso Faculty page
Professor Biological Structure and Physiology and Biophysics The work performed in Dr. Basso’s laboratory is aimed at unraveling the neuronal circuits of decision-making in health and disease. Her work spans multiple species and employs multiple technologies designed to understand how memory and sensory information are combined to give rise to our decisions and choices of action.
Tim Brown
Brown Faculty page


Assistant Professor


Bioethics & Humanities Interpersonal and societal impact of neuroengineering.
Gabriel Cler
Cler Faculty page
Assistant Professor Speech & Hearing Sciences How does the brain support speech and language? What brain differences do we see when someone has difficulty learning their first language?
Donald L. Elbert
Elbert Lab
Associate Professor Neurology Mechanistic mathematical models of neurodegenerative diseases.
Matthew Golub
Golub Faculty page


Assistant Professor Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Machine learning for systems neuroscience and neuroengineering; computation through neural population dynamics; brain-computer interfaces.
Kim Ingraham
Ingraham Faculty page
Assistant Professor


Electrical & Computer Engineering Advancing human mobility using personalized assistive robots.
Amber Nolan
Nolan Faculty page
Assistant Professor Laboratory Medicine and Pathology The neuroscience and neuropathology of traumatic brain injury.
Marco Pravetoni
Pravetoni Faculty page
Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professor for Brain Wellness, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lead Scientist, Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

Psychiatry Immunotherapeutics and Pharmaceutics for Substance Use Disorder and Overdose.
Alec Smith
Smith Faculty page
Research Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics / The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) Stem cell-based models of neuromuscular disease.
Oscar Vivas
Pharmacology Faculty page

Physiology and Biophysics Faculty page

Assistant Professor Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics Our research seeks to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind the deterioration of the autonomic nervous system.
Z Yan Wang
Wang Lab
Assistant Professor, Weill Neurohub Term Professor Psychology, Biology Neurobiology of aging, senescence, and death

Race and Social Justice (coming February)