Two positions Center for Systems Neuroscience

Two positions are available in the Hasselmo laboratory in the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University focused on:

1.) Analysis of neurophysiological data, and

2.) Computational modeling of cortical cognitive function. Each position could be hired as either a pre-doctoral staff position or a post-doctoral research position.

BU Neuroscience

Boston University is creating a new Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering (CILSE) for interdisciplinary research which will bring together outstanding scientists and engineers from across the University to work collaboratively in the areas of neuroscience and biological design.

CILSE will comprise 170,000 square feet. Its core resources will include a shared equipment facility for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Three new research Centers will be launched including the Center for Systems Neuroscience and the Center for Sensory Communication and Neural Technology.

Michele Ferrante

Postdoctoral Scientist, Boston University
PhD in Neuroscience from George Mason University

Michele's research focus is on Whole-cell Electrophysiology, Biotechnology, Optogenetics, Neuropharmacology, and Computational Models. Michele employs Electrophysiology in brain slices - patch clamp and neuropharmacology.
implements biophysically realistic models of neurons.

How well can you focus your brain?

Seven digits is the “magic number” for neuroscientists. It’s just about the maximum your short-term memory can retain. Can you remember a seven-digit number? Find out with Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University​. Rep. Chaka Fattah hosted the briefing.

Shinn-Cunningham and other leaders from the Science of Learning Centers provided a Capitol Hill briefing June 24, 2015 on their work studying how the brain learns and develops.

VIDEO- published on July 27, 2015 by NSF BRAIN Initiative

Mind Reading Computer System

"Mind Reading Computer System May Help People with Locked-in Syndrome"
Science Nation – October 13, 2011

Boston University neuroscientist Frank Guenther works with the National Science Foundation's Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology (CELEST), which is made up of eight private and public institutions. Its purpose is to synthesize the experimental modeling and technological approaches to research in order to understand how the brain learns as a whole system.

Tim Gardner, PhD – BU

Assistant Professor of Biology in Boston University Department of Biology
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator, Gardner Lab

Gardner studies the mechanisms of temporal sequence perception and production, focusing on vocal learning in songbirds.The song circuit produces stereotyped structure over a range of time-scales from milliseconds to tens of seconds. He also develops minimally invasive electrodes that provide stable neural recordings in behaving animals.

Laboratory of neural circuit formation – BU

Principal Investigator, Tim Gardner
Boston University (Charles River Campus)

The Gardner lab studies the mechanisms of temporal sequence perception and production, focusing on vocal learning in songbirds. The Laboratory of neural circuit formation current research projects involve: Sensory-motor learning; High-density recording and stimulating microelectrodes, Electrode arrays for the central nervous system: tissue interaction; and Peripheral nervous system : chronic recording and stimulation for biolectric medicine.

High-Density Recording Microelectrodes

PI: Tim Gardner, Laboratory of neural circuit formation
Institution: Boston University (Charles River Campus)
Title: "High-Density Recording and Stimulating Microelectrodes"
BRAIN Category: Large-Scale Recording-Modulation - New Technologies (RFA NS-14-007)

Dr. Gardner and his colleagues will develop ultrathin electrodes that minimize tissue damage and are designed for long-term recording of neural electrical activity.

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