Faculty

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.

Affiliated Faculty & Trainees

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

Internal Affiliates

J. Wayne Aldridge, PhD
Psychology

Brandon Aragona, PhD
Psychology

Sara Aton, PhD
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Jessica Bentley, MD
Neurosurgery

Joshua Berke, PhD
Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering

Ron Chervin, MD
Neurology

Wayne Cornblath, MD
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Neurology

Jane Huggins, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Ellen Janke, MD
Anesthesiology

Benjamin Kuipers, PhD
Computer Science and Engineering

Ramesh Kushwaha, PhD
Neurology

Melvin Mcinnis, MD
Psychiatry

Rob Pace, MD
Neurology

Aditya Pandey, MD
Neurosurgery

Ed Sarath, PhD
Music

Linda Selwa, MD

Neurology

Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD

Internal Medicine & General Medicine

Monica Starkman, MD
Psychiatry

Vijay Tarnal, MD
Anesthesiology

Stephan Taylor, MD
Psychiatry

David Williams, PhD
Anesthesiology

James Woods, PhD
Pharmacology

External Affiliates

Michael Avidan, MBBCh
Anesthesiology, Washington University

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

Don Degracia, PhD
Physiology, Wayne State University

Max Kelz, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania

Eric LaRock, PhD
Philosophy, Oakland University

David Liley, PhD
Psychiatry & Psychology, Statistical Physics, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Owen, PhD
Tiny Blue Dot Consciousness Studies, Gonzaga University

Ben Palanca, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Washington University

Alex Proekt, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Silverstein, BA
Translational Neuroscience Program, Wayne State University