Executive Committee

Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd, PhD

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd completed her doctorate in Psychology from Harvard University and subsequently trained at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She serves as Director of the Salt Lake City Mental Illness Research and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for the VISN 19 VA Health Care System and Director of the Salt Lake City VA Advanced Fellowship ... Read More

Specialties: Psychology

Monica Vetter, PhD

Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

My laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular pathways controlling neural development and degeneration in the retina. The retina is of critical importance since disorders of eye development can lead to congenital blindness, while degeneration of retinal neurons can cause progressive blindness at later ages.Retinal development:   In the de... Read More

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FACS

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Couldwell specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Brain Aneurysms, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological Sur... Read More

Specialties: Acoustic Tumors, Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Pituitary, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care, Trauma Surgery

Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah. Dr. Minoshima is a radiologist specialized in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. His scientific contributions in the field of Neuroscience include the discovery of very early sign of Alzheimer's disease in the... Read More

Specialties: Molecular Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

Randall J Olson, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Randall J Olson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center. He studies complications of cataract surgery and new technology related thereto and has published over two hundred peer reviewed articles. He is frequently asked to speak nationally and internationally on this s... Read More

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Stefan M. Pulst, MD, Dr med

Chair, Department of Neurology

Dr. Stefan Pulst is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received his neurological training at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Germany and in the Longwood Program at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He then joined Dr. Dennis Deen at the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center to study ... Read More

Specialties: Ataxia, Movement Disorders, Neurogenetics, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Anne G. Osborn, MD

Anne G. Osborn, MD is Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah. She is recognized internationally for helping establish the field of neuroradiology, which deals with the head, neck, spine, and the central and peripheral nervous system. Dr. Osborn is also the author of numerous medical books and journal articles, and is the co-... Read More

Specialties: Computed Tomography - CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Neuroradiology, Radiology, X-Ray

Jon-Kar Zubieta, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Zubieta is a remarkably trained top-level researcher who is currently the William H. and Edna Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair of Psychiatry. He completed an M.D. (1986) and a Ph.D. in Neurosciences (1992) at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain and finished his Psychiatry residency [Research track] (1993) while training a... Read More

Specialties: Psychiatry

David William Grainger, PhD

Chair, Department of Bioengineering

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Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Neuroscience Initiative

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Sean Flynn, PhD
Associate Director, Neuroscience Initiative
Email: sean.flynn@hsc.utah.edu