Stanford Neurosciences Institute
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Abbas El Gamal
Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering
BioAbbas El Gamal is the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering and the Fortinet Founders Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.Sc. Honors degree from Cairo University in 1972, and his M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering both from Stanford University in 1977 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 1980, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC. From 2004 to 2009, he was the Director of the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. His research contributions have been in network information theory, FPGAs, and digital imaging devices and systems. He has authored or coauthored over 230 papers and holds 35 patents in these areas. He is coauthor of the book Network Information Theory (Cambridge Press 2011). He has received several honors and awards for his research contributions, including the 2016 Richard W. Hamming Medal, the 2012 Claude E. Shannon Award, and the 2004 INFOCOM Paper Award. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has co-founded and served on the board of directors and advisory boards of several semiconductor and biotechnology startup companies.
Program Manager, SNI Operations
Current Role at StanfordSNI serves as the interdisciplinary focal point for the faculty, who are working to unlock the secrets of the brain, including faculty members in neurosciences, applied physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology and statistics. Program developed by the institute will enhance interdisciplinary research related to the neurosciences by fostering interactions between faculty from diverse disciplines to pursue innovative research initiatives, by supporting the events to share knowledge, generate collaboration and foster innovation.
As the SNI Program Manager, responsible for the establishment, organization and management of major Neurosciences Institute programs that promote interdisciplinary neuroscience research an neuroscience education at Stanford. Also responsible for creating and delivering communications to the SNI community, the broader Stanford community, and the general public via email, web and print media.
Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDendritic cells, macrophages, NK cells and T cells; functional proteins and genes; immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and metabolic disease.
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our work is organized around the study of the neuroscience of emotion and cognitive regulation, as well as neural circuit function, in healthy subjects and individuals with a range of psychiatric disorders.