Michael Häusser is a professor of neuroscience at University College London and a principal research fellow of the Wellcome Trust. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University under the supervision of Julian Jack. He subsequently worked with Bert Sakmann at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg and with Philippe Ascher at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He established his own laboratory at UCL in 1997 and became professor of neuroscience in 2001. His group is interested in understanding the cellular and circuit basis of neural computation in the mammalian brain using a combination of experiments and theory, with a special focus on the role of dendrites.