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Adrienne Fairhall, Ph.D.

University of Washington


Adrienne Fairhall is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. She obtained her Honors degree in theoretical physics from the Australian National University and a PhD in statistical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She received her postdoctoral training at NEC Research Institute with Bill Bialek and at Princeton University with Michael J. Berry II. She is the director of the Computational Neuroscience Program at UW and, with Prof. Tom Daniel, co-directs the UW Institute for Neuroengineering. She has directed the MBL course, Methods in Computational Neuroscience. Her work focuses on dynamic neural computation, with a particular interest in the interplay between cellular and circuit dynamics and coding.

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