Gene E. Robinson obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1986 and joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He holds a University Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professorship, is director (since 2011) of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and director (since 1990) of the Bee Research Facility, and is a former director of the campus Neuroscience Program (2001-2011).
Erin C. Hanlon, PhD. is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Chicago. As a behavioral neuroscientist, she is interested in the relationship between behavior, brain mechanisms, and physiology that may impact human health. She has extensive experience administering and analyzing behavioral tasks, polysomnography, and metabolic measures in both rodent and human models.
Sian Beilock is President of Barnard College. Her research sits at the intersection of cognitive science and education. She explores the cognitive and neural substrates of skill learning as well as the mechanisms by which performance breaks down in high-stress or high-pressure situations.
Kimberly Noble is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and pediatrician who studies socioeconomic disparities in children's neurocognitive development. She received her undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and trained at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her pediatrics residency at Columbia University Medical Center/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian. She is now an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the G.H.
Ifat Levy is an assistant professor of comparative medicine and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. She was trained as a computational neuroscience, and as a graduate student she used functional MRI to study the visual cortex. During her postdoc training she turned to the field of decision-making, and has been studying the neural basis of decision-making ever since. Her lab's research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty. They study the effects of different types of uncertainty on valuation and choices and on their neural correlates.
Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, and has been studying executive functions and the prefrontal cortex. Her current research is changing our understanding of the prefrontal dopamine system and of gender differences in that, and affecting early education practices about the possibility of intervening early to improve executive functions to head off mental-health and academic problems.
Turhan Canli is an Associate Professor of Integrative Neuroscience at Stony Brook University. Canli's primary research interests cover the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology. Dr. Canli is the Director of the Graduate Program in Genetics, which coordinates education and training activities across 100 laboratories at Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, and currently supports 50 Ph.D. students in Genetics.