William “Jamie” Tyler

William “Jamie” Tyler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Research Program Summary

In our primary area of focus, we are developing novel methods for the control of neuronal activity in intact brain circuits. To this end, we have been engineering methods, devices, and applications for the use of pulsed ultrasound in the noninvasive remote control of brain activity. We expect our work to provide a backbone for the design and implementation of brain stimulation therapies useful in managing a host of neurological diseases.

In a second set of investigations, we aim to better understand the manner by which natural activity patterns modify the strengths of sensory inputs. Here, we focus on primary sensory circuits in the rodent olfactory system to study experience-mediated changes in sensory input gain and how these changes participate in the production of different behaviors.

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Education and Training

  • Harvard University: Postdoctoral fellowship
  • University of Alabama Birmingham: Ph.D., Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience

Previous Positions

  • Arizona State University
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Bioimaging

Awards and Honors

  • Innovation Award, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, 2013
  • McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, 2012–2014
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2010–2012
  • Academic Innovator of the Year, Arizona Research Council and Arizona Governor's Award, 2010

Selected Publications

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