Nuo Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Baylor College of MedicineNuo Li’s website

Nuo Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. His research is focused on understanding how the structure and dynamics of neural circuits give rise to motor and cognitive functions. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from MIT, working with James DiCarlo on neural mechanisms of visual object recognition. He then joined Karel Svoboda’s lab at Janelia Research Campus as a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow, where he developed tools and methods to study the circuit mechanisms of decision-making in mice. At Baylor, his lab studies multi-regional circuits in the mouse brain and how they plan and initiate volitional movements. His recent work examines non-motor functions of the cerebellum and cerebellar interactions with the frontal cortex. His work has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research fellowship, Searle Scholars award, Pew Scholars award, McKnight Scholar award, and Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award.

Current Project: Multi-regional neuronal dynamics of memory-guided flexible behavior

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