Positions

Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Wilhelmina Robertson Chair in Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

BS from National Technical University Of Athens
Electrical Engineering
MS from University Of Minnesota College Of Science And Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
PhD from University Of Minnesota College Of Science And Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Advanced Training from University Of Texas Medical Branch
Advanced Training from University Of Zurich

Professional Interests

  • Navigation circuits
  • Multisensory integration
  • Computational neuroscience

Professional Statement

Our research focuses on understanding how multisensory information flows between subcortical and cortical brain areas, as well as the spatial navigation, decision-making and episodic memory circuits, and how internal states modulate this information flow. We use innovative approaches to explore and understand neural dynamics and network coding of multi-sensory and multi-modal information at multiple stages of processing under diverse naturalistic and perceptual contexts related to navigation, planning and perceptual decisions. We are interested in the neural implementation of canonical neural computations and how they go astray to result in sensory, motor, memory and cognitive deficits in diseases like autism and schizophrenia. Our goal is to use this knowledge to understand computational principles of disease, to inspire artificial systems, to aid the development of prosthetics and other tools for understanding and treating deficits of sensory coding, spatial orientation, cognition and action.

Selected Publications

Memberships

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
International Neuropsychological Society
Barany Society