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We develop and systematically apply radical new technologies to analyze, repair, and simulate the brain, at a deep and mechanistic level. Through creative, ground-truth oriented, and collaborative approaches, we invent and discover, and help people grow as thinkers and leaders.

About the Group


We bring together students and practitioners of many different disciplines and backgrounds to confront some of the intractable challenges of our time.

Meet the people


  • Congrats to Yixi Liu, Zeguan Wang, and Michael Skuhersky, on passing their PhD defenses!
  • Congrats to Sapna Sinha for being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia!
  • Congrats to Sapna Sinha, Sara Tavana, and Camille Mitchell, for winning a Science Quality of Life Award!
  • Congrats to Changyang Linghu, for accepting a tenure-track faculty job!
  • Congrats to Quansan Yang for being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35!

What we work on

We invent technologies for imaging the structure and dynamics of the brain, as well as tools for sculpting the high-speed dynamics of the brain. We apply these tools, often in interdisciplinary collaborations, towards the understanding and repairing of brain computations.

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