John Assad
John Assad
Harvard Medical School, Boston

John Assad is a Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD from Harvard University and carried out postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a former fellow of the Klingenstein Foundation and McKnight Endowment.

John’s lab is interested in the link between sensory and motor processing, including neuronal correlates of attention, flexible encoding, decision-making and valuation.

The lab uses electrophysiological and behavioral approaches to investigate neuronal underpinnings of these cognitive processes in mammalian models. Studies from the lab have focused on neocortical mechanisms and on neural processing in the basal ganglia. The lab is also active in the development of novel tools for large-scale recording and manipulation of neural activity in the brain.