Other Leadership

Carol Mason Headshot

Carol Mason, PhD is an advisor to the NB&B Program. She was a program co-director from 2006-2017. Throughout her career, Carol has supported training and mentoring of students and young faculty, especially women, in scientific and professional skills, and championed communication of science to the public. Carol currently teaches in the NB&B course in Professional Skills, the Basic Science in Ophthalmology Course, and has taught in Introduction to Neural Development. Carol was President of the Society for Neuroscience from 2013-2104, and is a member of a NAS/NAM/NAE working group on Neuroscience Training: Developing a Nimble and Versatile Workforce. Carol is a fellow of the AAAS, The Simons Foundation, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. Carol is currently Zuckerman Institute Chair of Interschool Planning, to foster faculty and student intellectual interactions, including interdisciplinary recruitment and appointments.

Steven A. Siegelbaum, PhD

Stephen Siegelbaum, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, a principal investigator at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, a Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics with the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and a Gerald D. Fischbach M.D. Professor of Neuroscience with the Department of Neuroscience.

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD is Chair of the NB&B Internal Advisory Committee. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics & Development as well as a Co-Director of Genetics & Development Graduate Program. Mimi received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, San Francisco, completing her doctoral research in the lab of Timothy Mitchison. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in David Schneider's lab.

Aniruddha Das, PhD

Aniruddha Das, PhD is Director of Diversity Initiatives for the NB&B program. He is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience, principal investigator at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and a member of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science. He received his PhD from Berkeley with Charles Townes, (the inventor of the maser and laser), but decided to pursue his long-standing interest in neurobiology and perception, starting with postdoctoral training with Charles Gilbert at Rockefeller University. Aniruddha's lab is interested in cortical mechanisms of visual processing. They have two broad areas of research – understanding task-related anticipation in the visual cortex and analyzing the cortical basis of visual form processing. They are also actively involved in developing new recording and analysis techniques for these two research directions.