Bijan Pesaran is the Robert A Groff Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience and Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was on the faculty at New York University in the Center for Neural Science. In 2013, he was a C.V. Starr Visiting Scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. Research in the Pesaran lab investigates how flexible behaviors depend on communication between neurons in different regions of the brain, and develops novel neurotechnologies for investigating and treating the human brain. Among other awards, he has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a McKnight Scholar Award and the NSF CAREER award.