Our world-renowned faculty are committed to helping students develop professional competence in oral and written communication and gain the analytical thinking and logic skills necessary to succeed in the laboratory, the classroom and beyond.

The core faculty in the CLA Neuroscience Program are primarily responsible for teaching neuroscience courses in the program and for providing research mentorship to undergraduate neuroscience major and minor students, and Master’s neuroscience students.

Vinay Parikh

Associate Professor

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Debra Bangasser

Assistant Professor

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 837 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Lisa Briand

Assistant Professor

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 864 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Timothy Garelick

Assistant Professor - Instructional

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 552 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Cynthia Gooch

Assistant Professor - Instructional

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 563 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19111
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Mansi Shah

Assistant Professor 

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 865 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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Mathieu Wimmer

Assistant Professor

Neuroscience, Psychology

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location_city 832 Weiss Hall
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Philadelphia PA 19122
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Affiliated Faculty

The affiliated neuroscience faculty consists of faculty members from different departments/colleges who serve as mentors for undergraduate independent research studies and for Master’s projects.

Department of Psychology, CLA

  • Lauren Alloy, PhD, Professor
  • Jason Chein, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Lauren Ellman, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Tania Giovannetti, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Peter James, PhD, Associate Professor (Instructional)
  • Ingrid Olson, PhD, Professor
  • David Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • David Waxler, PhD, Assistant Professor (Instructional)

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Public Health

  • Richard Lauer, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Emily Keshner, PhD, Professor
  • Carole Tucker, PhD, Associate Professor
  • W. Geoffrey Wright, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Kinesiology

  • John Jeka, PhD, Professor
  • Jinsook Roh, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Nadine Martin, PhD, Professor
  • Jamie Reilly, PhD, Professor

Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine

  • Lynn Kirby, PhD, Associate Professor
  • John Muschamp, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Domenico Pratico, MD, Professor
  • Scott Rawls, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Ellen Unterwald, PhD, Professor

Center for Neural Decision Making, Fox School of Business

  • Angelika Dimoka, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Crystal Reeck, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Vinod Venkatraman, PhD, Assistant Professor