We welcome faculty membership from all disciplines in the medical school as well as affiliate faculty members from relevant disciplines at the university and other institutions.

Faculty should be able to demonstrate a serious interest and commitment to the rigorous investigation of consciousness or related fields of inquiry. 

Core CCS Faculty

Active CCS faculty currently represent fields such as neuroscience, anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, biomedical engineering, and physics.

Jimo Borjigin, PhD

Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Cynthia A. Chestek, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

Kamran Diba, PhD

Anesthesiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Viviane Hambrecht-Wiedbusch, PhD

Anesthesiology

Richard Harris, PhD

Anesthesiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Zirui Huang, PhD

Anesthesiology

Anthony Hudetz, PhD

Anesthesiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Uncheol Lee, PhD

Anesthesiology

Duan Li, PhD

Anesthesiology

George Mashour, MD, PhD

Anesthesiology, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Dinesh Pal, PhD

Anesthesiology

Parag Patil, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Sekhar Sripada, PhD

Psychiatry, Philosophy

Giancarlo Vanini, MD

Anesthesiology

Phil Vlisides, MD

Anesthesiology

Affiliated Faculty & Trainees

Affiliate faculty members currently represent the fields of philosophy, psychology, and music

Internal Affiliates

J. Wayne Aldridge, PhD
Psychology

Ramesh Kushwaha, PhD
Neurology
Brandon Aragona, PhD
Psychology

Melvin McInnis, MD
Psychiatry

Sara Aton, PhD
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Rob Pace, MD
Neurology
Jessica Bentley, MD
Neurosurgery
Aditya Pandey, MD
Neurosurgery
Joshua Berke, PhD
Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering

Ed Sarath, PhD
Music

Ron Chervin, MD
Neurology
Linda Selwa, MD
Neurology
Wayne Cornblath, MD
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Neurology

Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD
Internal Medicine & General Medicine

Jane Huggins, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Monica Starkman, MD
Psychiatry

Ellen Janke, MD
Anesthesiology
Vijay Tarnal, MD
Anesthesiology

External Affiliates

Michael Avidan, MBBCh
Anesthesiology, Washington University
Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania

Stefanie Blain-Moraes, PhD
Biomedical Engineering, McGill University,
Montreal

Matthew Owen, PhD
Tiny Blue Dot Consciousness Studies, Gonzaga University
Don Degracia, PhD
Physiology, Wayne State University
Ben Palanca, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Washington University
Max Kelz, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania
Alex Proekt, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania
Eric LaRock, PhD
Philosophy, Oakland University
Brian Silverstein, BA
Translational Neuroscience Program, Wayne State University
David Liley, PhD
Psychiatry & Psychology, Statistical Physics, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia