Faculty

Meet the leaders in Neuroscience

Our faculty are highly distinguished scientists who have made fundamental discoveries in all areas of Neuroscience from molecules to cognition. They have international reputations for excellence in both research and teaching, and are actively involved in training of Neuroscience program students through participation in program leadership, direct mentorship, and instruction of program courses.

Training Faculty


Training faculty serve on committees, teach major courses, and provide core support essential to the functioning of the Neurosciences program.

Training Faculty (A-L)


Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Neurosurgery and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biology
John R. Adler Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery and of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Shooter Family Professor
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical and Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology, of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Professor of Genetics
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Comparative Medicine
Associate Professor (Research) of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Ann and Bill Swindells Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology

Training Faculty (M-Z)


Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics
Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics, of Pathology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Neurobiology
Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and Professor of Neurobiology and, by courtesy, of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Disorder/Sleep Center)
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science
Professor of Neurobiology
Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Sapp Family Provostial Professor, David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford Bio-X and Professor of Biology and of Neurobiology
Professor of Biology and of Pathology
Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and of Bioengineering
James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor in Neurosurgery and Neurosciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology
Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Affiliate Faculty


Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroradiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor and Professor of Biochemistry
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Professor of Bioengineering and of Electrical Engineering
Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, of Neurology, of Photon Science and, by courtesy, of Structural Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology
David Starr Jordan Professor
Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Professor of Pathology
Professor (Research) of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Susan B. Ford Professor
Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiology (Radiological Sciences Labratory)
Rachel L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor for the Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology - HNS &, by courtesy, of Neurobiology & Bioengineering
Professor (Research) of Psychology
Emma Pfeiffer Merner Professor in the Medical Sciences
Edward F. and Irene Thiele Pimley Professor in Neurology and the Neurological Sciences
Professor of Neurology
Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Biology and of Applied Physics
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator) and of Neurobiology
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Professor of Genetics, of Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, of Ophthalmology and at the Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

In addition, the following faculty are also affiliates:

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Candace Thille