Staff Profiles

Ueli Rutishauser, Ph.D.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and also holds a joint visiting appointment at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Rutishauser studied computer science for his BS, and then received his PhD in Computation & Neural Systems from Caltech. After postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, he started his own lab in 2012. His laboratory is investigating the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and decision-making using a combination of in vivo single-unit electrophysiology in humans, eye tracking, behavior, and theoretical approaches. His work helped pioneer the technique of human single-neuron recordings and he continues to advance the tools, methods and surgical techniques that allow such experiments. In 2014, Dr. Rutishauser was awarded the Troland Award by the National Academy of Sciences for his innovative experimental and computational studies to understand human perception and memory.