Using fruit flies and an experimental setup of his own design, Dr. Maimon is exploring how animals perform internal calculations to navigate, keep track of short intervals of time, and compare values. He will become an associate professor on January 1.
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Erich Jarvis, currently a professor at Duke University, uses songbirds as a model to study the mechanisms that underlie how individuals learn spoken language.
Priya Rajasethupathy, currently a postdoc at Stanford, is working to understand how molecules and neural circuits interact to store and retrieve information.
Gregory Alushin will join the university as a tenure-track assistant professor and head of laboratory early next year.
An evolutionary biologist, Li Zhao is interested in how new genes arise and spread within a population. She will join the faculty in March 2017 as an assistant professor.
Richard Lifton, 62, is an internationally recognized physician-scientist working at the cutting edge of genomics, and an academic leader who is deeply committed to bridging basic science with medical innovation. He will take office on September 1.
Timothy O’Connor’s promotion is expected to further integrate the university’s executive administrative functions, and facilitate the transition to the next president.
Gabriel Victora, who will join Rockefeller in September of next year, investigates how the immune system generates high affinity antibodies.
Alipasha Vaziri, who was appointed a tenure-track professor in September, devises tools for creating dynamic maps of neural activity within living brains.