Brown Institute for Brain Science

Staff

  1. Kevin G. Bath PhD Director

    Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Neuroscience

    Dr. Bath is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown. Dr. Bath has 15 years of training in basic neuroscience techniques and behavioral testing of rodent models. He received 5 years of graduate training in the behavioral and evolutionary neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology
    at Cornell University. During this training, Dr. Bath investigated sex differences in response to social stress. During Dr. Bath's 5 years of postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University, he expanded his basic research program to include work investigating genetic factors contributing to the development of anxiety and depressive-like behaviors, signaling molecules controlling cell division and survival in adulthood, and an expansion upon techniques that could be applied to these model systems.

  2. Thomas Serre PhD Associate Director

    Assistant Professor, Department of CLPS

    Dr. Serre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences at Brown. Dr Serre is affiliated with the Brown Institute
    for Brain Sciences and the Center for Vision Research. He is also a trainer in the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). A computational neuroscientist by training, his research focuses on understanding the computational mechanisms underlying the recognition of objects and complex visual scenes using a combination of behavioral, imaging and physiological techniques. These experiments inform the development of quantitative computational models that not only try to mimic the processing of visual information in the cortex, but also match human performance in complex visual tasks. His research was featured in the BBC series "Visions from the Future" and appeared in several news articles (The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, Slashdot
    and more).