Thomas Clandinin - First Shooter Family Professor

Stanford Neurosciences Institute is proud to announce that Thomas Clandinin, professor of neurobiology, has been appointed as the first Shooter Family Professor, created to support a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.

Clandinin’s work focuses on how neuronal circuits in the brain compute information. His interdisciplinary collaborations with electrical engineers, psychologists, biologists and neurologists have revealed many similarities between the brains of the fruit fly, called drosophila, and humans. Both use related mechanisms to detect and react to motion, tracking light and dark regions as they move across the visual system.

Eric and Elaine Shooter's generous endowment will help promote innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary research that will lead to breakthroughs in the understanding of brain function and human behavior.