David W. Tank
David W. Tank is the Henry L. Hillman professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University and Co-Director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and winner of the Brian Prize in 2015. His most recent work is focused on the mechanisms of persistent neural activity and the development and application of rodent virtual reality systems combined with large-scale optical recording and electrophysiology to study neural circuit dynamics during navigation
Leslie Vosshall is the Robin Chemers Neustein Professor of Neurogenetics and Behavior, director of the Kavli Neural Systems Institute, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at The Rockefeller University. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Her earlier work focused on olfactory sensation in flies, but she recently turned her attention to the molecular neurobiology of mosquito host-seeking behavior.
Karel Svoboda is a Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a member of the US and Hungarian National Academies of Science and winner of the Brain Prize in 2015. He studies the structure, function and plasticity of cortical circuits in behaving mice, mainly in the context of tactile sensation and decision-making based on tactile evidence.
Peter So is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is Associate Director of the Whitehead-MIT Bioimaging center. His research focuses on the engineering of novel tools in microscopy for studies at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. These are applied to biomedical problems ranging from the structure/function of single proteins to a new non-invasive optical method for cancer diagnosis.
Rainer W. Friedrich
Rainer W. Friedrich is a Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. His research focuses on understanding how neuronal circuits perform intelligent computations. His work takes advantage of zebrafish as a model system and combines analyses of single neurons, neuronal population activity, circuit connectivity, and behavior.