My overarching professional interest is to understand the interactions that sustain brain function as they occur on the molecular, neural, and social levels. Until recently my research has mainly concerned computational modeling at the neural systems level, and I have written a textbook on this topic. My current research focuses on computer modeling of the molecular interactions that underlie brain function in health and disease.

My recent scholarly work involves exploring analogies between neural and social systems. I have taught in all areas of neuroscience but my current teaching is divided between an advanced course in molecular and integrative physiology and a survey course on society and the brain. I maintain an interest in technology transfer, which began with the development of a self-aiming camera that was designed on the basis of a neural system model. I look forward in future work to new insights derived from further multilevel explorations.