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Tirin Moore, Ph.D.

Stanford University


Tirin Moore is visual neuroscientist who studies the neural mechanisms of visual-motor integration and the neural basis of cognition (e.g. attention). In addition, his laboratory develops novel and more powerful approaches to systems-level neurobiology. His research has made fundamental and insightful contributions to our understanding of the neuronal circuitry of visual spatial attention. Professor Moore received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1995, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow in the laboratory of Charles Gross. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T. in the laboratory of Peter Schiller, where he studied modulation of visual cortical signals during visually guided eye movements. Later, as a research scientist at Princeton, he began studying neural mechanisms controlling visual selective attention. In 2003, he started his own laboratory at Stanford University, where he is currently a Professor of Neurobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Moore has been a Sloan fellow, a Pew Scholar, a McKnight Scholar, and received a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. Before becoming an HHMI investigator, he was an HHMI Early Career Scientist. Professor Moore received the Troland Research Award (2009) and the Pradel Research Award (2021), both from the National Academy of Sciences, for his work on visual attention. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017, and to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021.

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