Michele Basso, PhD


The Semel Institute,

Brain Research Institute

Dr. Michele Basso is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Neurobiology. She studied Neuroscience at Stony Brook University in NY and was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Eye Institute, NIH. After serving as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she moved to UCLA to join the faculty and direct the Fuster Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Dr. Basso serves on a number of committees including the Animal Research Committee which oversees the conduct of all biomedical research using animals on campus, she serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurophysiology and as Chair of the Mechanisms of Sensory Perception and Cognition study section for NIH. Her laboratory is actively pursuing the neuronal circuits and functions of decision-making for eye movements.

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