Research, Scholarship & Creativity
Students not only learn from top researchers, they also work alongside them, expanding their understanding of the world and making it a better place.
Our faculty, along with students, seek answers to pressing questions about climate change, cancer immunotherapy, social justice, and cybersecurity, among many other issues central to our time. The collaborative, high-impact solution of real-world problems is integral to our teacher-scholar model, enabling students’ hands-on engagement in the joys and challenges of discovery and creation.
Centers and Institutes
Our wide-ranging centers and institutes, hubs for innovation and excellence across the arts and sciences, connect our faculty and students to each other in multidisciplinary ways with real-world impacts.
In all my recent work, there’s an overarching theme of celebration in the face of great difficulty, of a meditative tenacity.
We have the unique ability to alter the natural asymmetry that occurs—to make fish that are left-left or right-right brained—and see how that affects behavior.
By being able to map neural circuits, we can start to understand the underlying mechanisms of how brains function and then be able to associate those functions with human neurological diseases.
By taking into account people’s own perceptions, we can understand the underlying neural processes better.
I want my work to be seen as asking ‘how can we be optimistic?’