Vinod Menon

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Vinod Menon
Professor (Research), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor (Research) (By courtesy), Neurology & Neurological Sciences, School of Medicine
Member, Child Health Research Institute
Member, Bio-X
Director, Stanford Cognitive + Systems Neuroscience Laboratory
Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow, 2008-2009

Vinod Menon is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Neuroscience, and Director of the Stanford Cognitive + Systems Neuroscience Laboratory in the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has broad multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines and has published extensively on various aspects of human cognition and brain function. He is especially interested in the development, maturation and organization of functional networks in the human brain, and its impact on cognition and behavior.

Dr. Menon is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, where he received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in physics, and of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph.D. in computer science. He was a postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology at the University of California at Berkley and in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging at Stanford University. He joined the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003.

Dr. Menon has served on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Director's Advisory Panels on Neuroscience and Mathematics: Identifying Gaps to Bridge and on Educational Neuroscience. He currently serves as a charter member of the National Institutes of Health Study (NIH) Section on Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities and is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. During his fellowship, Professor Menon will use his funds to support an undergraduate student who is investigating gender differences in functional brain connectivity as part of an honors thesis in psychology.

Further information about Dr. Menon is available from his website