Advisory Group


Chris Xu

The Mong Family Foundation Director,
Cornell Neurotech – Engineering
Xu Research Group

Joe Fetcho

Director Cornell Neurotech – Arts and Sciences
Fetcho Lab


Rick Cerione

Chemistry and Molecular
Cerione Group

Itai Cohen

Ita Cohen Group

Jesse Goldberg

Neurobiology and Behavior
Goldberg Lab

Paul McEuen

McEuen Group

Al Molnar

Electrical Engineering
Molnar Group

Nozomi Nishimura

Biomedical Engineering
Schaffer-Nishimura Lab

Mert Sabuncu

Electrical and Computer
Sabuncu Lab

Chris Schaffer

Biomedical Engineering
Schaffer-Nishimura Lab

Nilay Yapici

Neurobiology & Behavior
Yapici Lab

Michelle Wang

Wang Lab

Jane Wang

Z. Jane Wang

Melissa Warden

Neurobiology and Behavior
Warden Lab

Mission of the Cornell Neurotechnology Program

Solving the mystery of how circuits in the brain produce our behavior, thoughts, and feelings is one of the most important scientific frontiers in the 21st century. The solution will reveal the inner workings of the organ that underlies human experience and will provide the foundation for understanding such profound behavioral deficits as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism disorders. Making headway on these problems requires major technological innovation and its application to reveal the basics of brain organization and its function and dysfunction.  Cornell Neurotech aims to fill that gap by developing and applying technologies emerging at the interfaces between physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science and the life sciences.