Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Tim Moran

Paul R. McHugh Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
School of Medicine

I am interested in identifying the roles of various neural signaling pathways in the controls of food intake and body weight and how these systems go awry in obesity and eating disorders.

Dr. Christopher Myers

Assistant Professor, Carey Business School; Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality  
Carey Business School

I am interested in the mechanisms by which people learn from experiences - both their own and others’ - in work organizations, with a particular emphasis on vicarious learning in healthcare organizations.

Dr. Shreesh Mysore

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in identifying the principles of neural circuit organization and function that underlie attentional selection and in discovering new, specific treatment targets to combat attentional dysfunction.

Dr. Nassir Navab

Professor, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Department of Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

My work aims to develop the next generation solutions for computer assisted interventions.

Dr. Gerald Nestadt

Professor of Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Research
School of Medicine

My research involves investigating the genetic etiology of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Dr. Kristina Nielsen

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in the structure and function of circuits in visual cortex, including their plasticity and development.

Dr. Bonnie Nozari

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

I am interested in language production and comprehension and its interaction with the cognitive control system.

Dr. Jaqueline Nunn

Associate Dean, Technology Columbia Center, School of Education
School of Education

I am interested in developing, researching, and disseminating evidence-based research practices that transform instruction to ensure that all students, especially those with disabilities, are afforded the best possible educational opportunities.

Dr. Daniel O’Connor

Assistant Professor, Brain Science Institute, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in how brain dynamics give rise to our sensory experience of the world.

Dr. Akira Omaki

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in adult/child sentence processing, first language acquisition of morphosyntax, and experimental syntax.