The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.
I am interested in literacy and instruction and working to develop educational programs to increase achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students.
I am interested in individual gene effects on brain structure in typical populations and in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.
I am interested in cognitive deficits in children and adults with brain damage or learning disabilities, including deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory.
I am interested in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of prevention strategies to improve maternal and child mental health, with a focus on underserved urban populations.
I am interested in computer vision and image understanding.
I am interested in computational modeling of the circuits of the hippocampus for spatial learning and memory.
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.
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.
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.