The Team

The neuroscience faculty at Penn is a large, talented, and diverse group including more than 150 individuals, spanning 32 departments in 5 schools.  The training program formally includes 20 of these faculty but special accommodations can be made for candidates for admission desiring to work with other Penn faculty whose work encompasses other components or the ReConNecT-IT program.

Program Directors

  • Frances Jensen, MD

    Frances Jensen, MD

    Chair, Department of Neurology, Co-Director Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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  • Geoffrey Aguirre, MD, PhD

    Geoffrey Aguirre, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Biostatistics Advisor

  • Sharon Xie, PhD

    Sharon Xie, PhD

    Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Advisory Committee Chair

  • Marc Dichter, MD, PhD

    Marc Dichter, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology (Emeritus), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Advisory Committee

  • John Detre, MD, PhD

    John Detre, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology
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  • Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD

    Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry
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  • Brenda Banwell, MD

    Brenda Banwell, MD

    Professor of Neurology (Child Neurology), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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  • Michael Robinson, PhD

    Michael Robinson, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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Trainers

  • Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD

    Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD

    Biology
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  • Stewart Anderson, MD

    Stewart Anderson, MD

    Psychiatry
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  • Amit Bar-Or, MD

    Amit Bar-Or, MD

    Neurology
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  • Jean Bennett, MD, PhD

    Jean Bennett, MD, PhD

    Ophthalmology
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  • Nancy Bonini, PhD

    Nancy Bonini, PhD

    Biology
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  • Beverly Davidson, PhD

    Beverly Davidson, PhD

    Pediatrics, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine
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  • Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD

    Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD

    Neurology
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  • Joshua Dunaief, MD, PhD

    Joshua Dunaief, MD, PhD

    Ophthalmology
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  • Amelia Eisch, PhD

    Amelia Eisch, PhD

    Anesthesia and Critical Care
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  • Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

    Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

    Neurology
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  • Raquel Gur, MD, PhD

    Raquel Gur, MD, PhD

    Psychiatry
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  • Erika Holzbaur, PhD

    Erika Holzbaur, PhD

    Physiology
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  • Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD

    Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD

    Psychiatry
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  • Dennis Kolson, MD, PhD

    Dennis Kolson, MD, PhD

    Neurology
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  • Brian Litt, MD

    Brian Litt, MD

    Neurology
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  • Timothy Lucas, MD, PhD

    Timothy Lucas, MD, PhD

    Neurosurgery
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  • David Lynch, MD, PhD

    David Lynch, MD, PhD

    Pediatrics
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  • David Raizen, MD, PhD

    David Raizen, MD, PhD

    Neurology
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  • Steven S. Scherer, MD, PhD

    Steven S. Scherer, MD, PhD

    Neurology
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