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Research Areas Multisensory integration for action and perception neural mechanisms of motor learning neural prosthesis and rehabilitation computational neuroscience therapeutic advances for treating movement disorders

Kathleen Cullen, the Raj and Neera Singh Professor of Biomedical Engineering, studies how the brain integrates multi-sensory information to ensure the maintenance of balance and posture, as well as perceptual stability in everyday life. Specifically, her lab focuses on understanding the neural encoding of vestibular information, and how this information is combined with proprioceptive, visual, and motor signals to generate neural representations of our motion. She holds joint appointments in the departments of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Cullen received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience from Brown University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Chicago. After doctoral studies, Dr. Cullen was a Fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute where she worked in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. She joined Johns Hopkins University in 2016 from McGill University, where she was William Dawson Chair.