Sheila Nirenberg

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Sheila Nirenberg
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater SUNY Albany
Harvard University
Notable awards MacArthur Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, TED Talk, NYC BioAccelerate Prize
Website
physiology.med.cornell.edu/faculty/nirenberg/lab/

Sheila Nirenberg is an American neuroscientist. She works in the field of neural coding, developing new kinds of prosthetic devices (devices that “talk to the brain in its own language”[1][2][3][4]), and new kinds of smart robots [5][6]. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award [7][8][9] and has been the subject of, or featured in, several documentaries for her technology for treating blindness [10][11][12].

She is currently a professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the founder of two startup companies, Bionic Sight LLC (prosthetic devices) and Nirenberg Neuroscience LLC (smart robots, AI). A description of the work, including publications, can be found at her university lab website http://physiology.med.cornell.edu/faculty/nirenberg/lab/. Further description of the artificial intelligence work can be found at https://www.nirenbergneuroscience.com/.

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