Michael Shadlen, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist, studies the brain's contribution to visual perception and visual understanding. He studies the neurophysiological processes behind visual perception, and the transformation of visual information into brain activity that is responsible for making decisions about what we see. His laboratory combines cutting-edge neurologic and computational techniques. By scrutinizing the brain's ability to make decisions about vision, Shadlen expects to gain insight into how the brain assembles information from the world around us to support cognition. Shadlen is an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, a core staff member of the university's Regional Primate Research Center and an adjunct assistant professor of neurology. He came to UW in 1995 from Stanford University Medical Center.
New HHMI investigators from the Hutchinson Center:
Leonid Kruglyak, Ph.D., a statistical geneticist, develops statistical and computational methods for locating chromosomal regions that may be linked to disease genes implicated in cancer and other common diseases. Last year, Kruglyak was among 10 young scientists worldwide to receive a $1 million Centennial Fellowship from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Kruglyak is an associate member of the Hutchinson Center's Human Biology Division and holds a joint appointment in the Center's Public Health Science
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