• Ilana Witten
  • Illuminating the brain: Neuroscientist Ilana Witten

    How the cells of the brain communicate to enable learning, memory, and socialization inspire Witten's research. 
    In the Witten Lab, researchers use pulses of light to turn on or off brain activity to learn how networks of neurons accomplish feats of learning, memory and social interaction.
    “The most interesting thing we do as humans is think,” Witten said, “and I am fascinated by understanding how the brain works. These are really challenging problems that involve difficult laboratory experiments and big data sets.”