Timothy Dunn
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
Member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Contact Information

Email: timothy.dunn@duke.edu

Office: Wilkinson Building Room 440

Bryan Research Building Room 335

Dunn Lab


University of California, Berkeley 2008 B.A.
Harvard University 2015 Ph.D.

Our lab designs and applies novel machine learning methods to measure and understand biological and artificial nervous systems. We are particularly interested in the brain’s control of behavior and how this control is disrupted in disease. Thus, a major focus of the lab is on establishing experimental technologies and algorithms that provide high-resolution 3D quantification of animal behavior across multiple scales, and analytical techniques for finding structure in these rich behavioral signals. We are pairing this technology with functional neural interrogations to resolve previously inaccessible mechanisms underlying motor control and motor and psychiatric disorders. We are also building and studying artificial systems that recapitulate animal behavior.

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