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We develop and apply scalable, ground truth-oriented technologies to analyze, repair, and simulate brain functions at a fundamental level. Through creative, systematic, and collaborative work, 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, and controlling, the structure and signaling dynamics of the brain. We apply these tools, often in interdisciplinary collaborations, towards the understanding and repairing of brain computations. Our ultimate goal is to understand how the brain works, in terms of its fundamental mechanisms, with one key focus the creation of biologically accurate computer simulations of entire brains, starting with small brains and ultimately heading towards the human brain.

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