Vinod Menon, MD
Rachael L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford
Dr. Menon is the Rachael L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, at Stanford University. He is the director and principal investigator of the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, which uses advanced imaging and computational techniques to investigate the functional and structural architecture of cognitive networks in the developing human brain. Together with his students and colleagues, Dr. Menon has made several major discoveries on how disruptions in specific brain networks impact behavior, cognition, emotion and learning in individuals with neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2015 he was named an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Neuroscience. Dr. Menon received his undergraduate degree in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology and his graduate degree in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of California, Berkeley. He then came to Stanford University as a Sinclair Foundation Research Fellow and has been a member of the faculty since 2000.