Michael Hasselmo, D.Phil.

Dr. Michael Hasselmo is the director of the Center for Systems Neuroscience.

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. He is the computational neuroscience editor at the journal Hippocampus and in 2012 he published a book on episodic memory with MIT Press. He is the former 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 A.B. from Harvard and his D.Phil. from Oxford University. Dr. Hasselmo is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University.

Dr. Hasselmo may be reached at

Jun Shen

Jun Shen is the center manager for the Center for Systems Neuroscience. Jun can be contacted at

Bill Chapman

Bill Chapman is the website administrator for the Center for systems Neuroscience. He is also a PhD student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, mentored by Dr. Michael Hasselmo. Bill can be contacted at