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Core Faculty

View faculty in our department holding full-time appointments as assistant professor, associate professor and professor at Northwestern University. Learn more about their work and connect with affiliated centers and lab sites via the information below. Or, see our A-Z faculty profile directory for the full department list.

Shepherd, Gordon MG

Shepherd, Gordon MG

Professor of Neuroscience

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Local synaptic circuits in motor-frontal cortex engage in neural operations underlying many aspects of cognition and behavior – motor control, executive functions, working memory, and more – yet circu... [more]

Solla, Sara A

Solla, Sara A

Professor of Neuroscience

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computational neuroscience, information processing, complex systems, neuronal code, systems neuroscience

Surmeier, D James

Surmeier, D James

Professor of Neuroscience

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My research is focused on the mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and chronic pain. This pursuit employs a combination of electrophysiological, optical, genetic and behavio... [more]