Gabriel A. Silva

University of California, USA

Gabriel A. Silva is currently the Jacobs Faculty Fellows Professor of bioengineering and an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of NanoEngineering and a Core Faculty Member in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, the Computational Neurobiology Program, and the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program. Dr. Silva is also Codirector of the Retinal Engineering Center in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine at UC San Diego. His research lab focuses on the theoretical and experimental basis of information processing in the neural retina and brain. Dr. Silva obtained a honorary B.S. degree in human physiology and a B.S. degree in biophysics at the University of Toronto in 1996, as well as an M.S. degree in cellular neuroscience at the same university in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 2001 in bioengineering and neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Silva completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University in 2003 in applied nanotechnology to neuroscience. He started as faculty at UC San Diego at the end of 2003.

Biography Updated on 28 February 2011

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