Dr. Ross Williamson received his PhD from the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London before carrying out postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh.
In the auditory system, function often directly follows form. Segregation of cell types in the organ of Corti and cochlear nucleus has revealed fundamental lessons about the biology of hearing. However, no such understanding exists at the level of the auditory cortex. By disambiguating the roles of distinct classes of projection neurons, our research program aims to understand the principles of cortical organization, and how such principles can give rise to complex behaviors.