Benjamin Cowley joined the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) neuroscience faculty as an assistant professor on September 26, 2022.
The Cowley group studies how the brain processes information gathered by the senses. His team creates computer models to capture the step-by-step calculations across neural circuits. They take a unique approach to building models of the brain. His computational team collaborates with experimental researchers to analyze data as soon as it’s collected. This leads to more efficient and precise computer models with faster results than traditional methods. Cowley says these models will help promote new experiments and guide how researchers think about the way the brain works.
“I’m very excited to start my research group in computational neuroscience at CSHL,” Cowley says. “I’m looking forward to CSHL’s unique collaborative and pioneering atmosphere—nestled between hills and harbor. It is an inspiring and freeing place for scientific pursuit.”
Cowley earned his Ph.D. in 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. He recently completed his postdoctoral research at Princeton University in 2022.