Research Focus Areas

Within the Cognitive Neuroscience research focus area, the overarching research theme is to investigate core components of human cognition that are essential for successful performance in complex environments.

Within the Systems and Synthetic Biology research focus area, there are four interrelated research themes: understanding biological networks and circuits, biological synthesis strategies, spatial and temporal dependences in biological systems, and manipulation of cellular behaviors.

Within the Bio-Enabled Materials research focus area, there are three core research themes: biochemical syntheses of new materials, biotic-abiotic interactions and interfaces, and integration of biological components in materials under abiotic conditions.