CSN Director

The Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University is an active hub that connects the select research interests of our faculty and students in this exciting area of neuroscience that spans our schools, colleges, and campuses. The center is directed by Dr. Michael Hasselmo.

dadevenSmallerCrop Dr. Hasselmo arrived at Boston University in 1998 from Harvard University. His research uses neurophysiological recording and computer modeling to link the dynamics of cortical circuits to memory-guided behavior—a field that addresses physiological effects relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Dr. Hasselmo is a member of numerous scientific journal editorial boards, including the board of reviewing editors at Science. He is the computational neuroscience editor at the journal Hippocampus and an associate editor of the Journal of Neuroscience, and in 2012 he published a book on episodic memory with MIT Press. He is the chair of the NIH Neurobiology of Learning and Memory study section (LAM). He is principal investigator on two NIH R01 grants and a $7.5 million Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Award. A former Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Hasselmo received his AB from Harvard and his PhD from Oxford University. In addition to his role in the Center for Systems Neuroscience, Dr. Hasselmo is a member of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and a mentor in the University-wide Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN).

Dr. Hasselmo may be reached at hasselmo@bu.edu.