Dr. Francis is Assistant Professor at UMD, jointly in the Department of Biology and the Brain and Behavior Institute. His research combines methods in animal behavior, neurophysiology, and data analysis to advance our understanding of how we listen to sound. Dr. Francis received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2011, where he used otoacoustic emissions to study brainstem control of the human cochlea. His post-doctoral work at UMD investigated the neural basis of auditory attention, memory, and decision-making, using 2-photon imaging and multi-channel electrophysiology in auditory cortex.
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.A.University of Iowa, 2003
Learning and Memory
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
cortex [at] umd.edu