Affiliated Scientists

Affiliated Scientists

Russell Epstein, PhD

Russell Epstein, PhDRussell Epstein, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Epstein directs the University of Pennsylvania's Epstein Lab, where he leads a team in studying both perception, memory, and the neural mechanisms underlying visual scene perception, event perception, object recognition, and spatial navigation in humans.


Emily Falk, PhD

Emily Falk, PhDEmily Falk, PhD, is a Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Falk directs Penn's Communication Neuroscience Lab, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Dr. Falk's research interests include behavior change, persuasion, and how ideas and behaviors spread. She is an expert in the science of behavior change, and uses psychology, neuroscience, and communication to examine what makes messages persuasive, why and how ideas spread, and what makes people effective communicators.

Martha J. Farah, PhD

Martha J. Farah, PhDMartha J. Farah, PhD, is a Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, with secondary appointments in Neurology and the Graduate School of Education. Dr. Farah also directs the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), as well as the Center for Neuroscience & Society (CNS) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Farah is a cognitive neuroscientist with interests in the problems at the interface between neuroscience and society, which includes the effects of childhood poverty on brain development, the expanding use of neuropsychiatric medications by healthy people for brain enhancement, novel uses of brain imaging, in e.g. legal, diagnostic and educational contexts, and the many ways in which neuroscience is changing the way we think of ourselves as physical, mental, moral and spiritual being.

Taneeta Ganguly, MD

Taneeta Gangruly, MDTaneeta Mindy Ganguly, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also board certified in neurology and epilepsy, and a practicing physician at the Penn Epilepsy Center. She is a collaborating clinician for the Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics and a clinical trials fellow at the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. 

Dr. Ganguly is interested in implementing clinical trials to expand the scope of diagnostic and therapeutic tools in the management of epilepsy. Her work primarily focuses on the use of devices in epilepsy, including transcranial electric stimulation, responsive neurostimulation, and continuous EEG monitoring.

Michelle J. Johnson, PhD

Michelle J. JohnsonMichelle J. Johnson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has a secondary appointment as an Associate Professor in Bioengineering, and is a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate group. Additionally, Dr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in mechatronics, robotics, and design from Stanford University.  She completed a NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowship at the Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Laboratory at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. She is also currently a Fulbright Scholar for 2020-2021.

Dr. Johnson directs the Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Laboratory located at the Pennsylvania Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The lab is also affiliated with the General Robotics Automation Sensing Perception (GRASP) Lab.  Dr. Johnson’s lab specializes in the design, development, and therapeutic use of novel, affordable, intelligent robotic assistants for rehabilitation in high and low-resource environments with an emphasis on using robotics and sensors to quantify upper limb motor function in adults and children with brain injury or at risk for brain injury. 

Timothy Markman, MD

Timothy Markman MDDr. Timothy Markman is a Cardiologist with a focus in Cardiac Electrophysiology, where he treats patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Dr. Markman’s research focuses on autonomic neurmodulation for the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms and other cardiac conductions. His work spans several domains of neuroscience and cardiology. His current efforts include using noninvasive magnetic stimulation to modify cardiac autonomic tone for patients with dangerous heart rhythms. The goal of Dr. Markman’s work is to characterize the complex network of cardiac autonomic innervation in order to improve treatment options for patients with arrhythmias.  Dr. Markman has collaborated with the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) since 2019 and became an Affiliated Faculty member of the Brain Science, Translation, Innovation and Modulation Center (brainSTIM) in 2020.

Adrian Raine, PhD

Adrian RaineAdrian Raine is the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the etiology and prevention of antisocial, violent, and psychopathic behavior in children and adults, including biological interventions to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior. His neuromodulation studies to date have focused on modulation of prefrontal cortical activity to reduce aggression and upregulate moral decision-making.