Professor Egan provides strategic leadership to the research programs. He is also responsible for establishing the management needed to support a vibrant and internationally-competitive brain research centre, and for nurturing CIBF’s relationships with Government, industry, the community, and neuroscience groups, both national and international.
Gary’s chief research interests are in developing and applying advanced brain imaging techniques, and neuroinformatics.
CIBF Deputy Director
Professor Rosa shares the administrative load with the Director, and helps provide strategic research leadership.
Marcello is an authority in the field of brain circuit mapping, including the cellular and electrophysiological study of neural circuits.
He is based at the department of Physiology, Monash University in Melbourne.
Chief Investigator, leader Brain Systems
As leader of the Brain Systems research theme, it’s Professor Mattingley’s job to coordinate the Centre’s research projects involving the study of the whole brain.
Jason is recognised internationally for his research in human cognitive neuroscience.
Chief Investigator, and leader Modeling and Neurotechnology
Professor Robinson coordinates mathematical modelling across CIBF, with his research focusing on developing physiologically-based, quantitative models of brain function.
Peter has a wide range of skills and expertise across fields that include physics, mathematics, and neuroscience, and is involved in formulating new models of attention, perception and decision-related dynamics.
He is based at the University of Sydney.
Chief Investigator, and leader Neuronal Circuits
As leader of the Neuronal Circuits research theme, Professor Sah provides expertise, infrastructure and leadership for CIBF research programs requiring stimulation and manipulation of neural activity during specific behavioural tasks.
Pankaj’s research focuses on neuronal function in circuits that underpin cognition. He is well known for developing techniques to study and manipulate electrophysiological activity in large neural networks associated with emotional processing.
Chief Investigator, leader Cells and Synapses
As the leader for the Cells and Synapses research theme, Professor Greg Stuart coordinates research focused on single nerve cells. He also has an important mentoring role, training the Centre’s researchers in techniques for recording from single cells and manipulating their activity using optogenetics.
Greg is internationally recognised as an expert on information processing in nerve cells.
Associate Professor Arabzadeh is studying sensory processing at the level of single cells and neuronal populations. His lab, the Neural Coding Group, is combining electrophysiological recordings, optical imaging, and computational analyses to create detailed models of the neural circuits that underpin the efficient encoding and decoding of sensory signals.
Ehsan is recognised for his contributions to the field of neuronal coding, including seminal work on the link between the cortical circuits, neuronal activity and behaviour.
Ehsan is based at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Dr Garrido contributes a range of analytical techniques employed in cognitive neuroscience.
Specifically, she is using electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, psychophysics and computational modelling to understand how humans form predictions, make decisions, and how these two functions are shaped by attention.
Associate Professor Grünert is a key contributor to CIBF research that requires high-resolution anatomical analyses to address the neural computations involved in attention, prediction and decision-making.
Ulrike is recognised for her capacity to produce detailed reconstructions of neuronal pathways, including the synaptic connections of individual neurons. Her work for CIBF is a fundamental complement to the physiological analyses of the Cells and Synapses and Neural Circuits themes.
She is based at the University of Sydney.
Professor Ibbotson investigates brain networks and circuits across each of the brain’s core integrative functions: attention, prediction and decision.
His research gives CIBF the opportunity to drive development of new technologies for obtaining, processing and modelling high-density physiological data.
Professor Lowery brings to CIBF expertise in wireless implants for brain stimulation, developed during the Monash Vision Group’s bionic eye project. He is also an expert in the use of mathematical models to study massively-complex systems, gained from working in telecommunications systems modelling.
Arthur is internationally recognised for his innovations in optical communications, and commercialization of research ideas.
Professor Martin’s research focuses on how sensory and environmental context modify brain activity and behaviour.
In new collaborations fostered by the Centre, Paul is investigating the neural circuits underlying attention based on visual information.
He is Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney.
Professor Paxinos is a major contributor to the Brain Systems and Neural Circuits themes; he is the principal person investigating similarities and differences between brain structures in animals and humans.
George has vast experience in the field of brain anatomy and in developing databases for integration of multiple streams of neuroanatomical data.
Associate Professor Petrou contributes to CIBF’s Cells and Synapses theme. He is also a key driver of the development of technologies for understanding neuronal activity over multiple scales.
Steve has a wide range of experimental skills and leads efforts to understand the cellular and synaptic dynamics that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making circuits in the brain.
He is based at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and The University of Melbourne.
Professor Skafidas is developing technologies to help CIBF address questions about brain function.
Stan’s team develops nanoscale systems for high-resolution electrical stimulation, recording and biochemical measurement. He also contributes his experience to the model building and prediction research programs.
He is the director of the University of Melbourne Centre for Neural Engineering.
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