Dr. Martha Farah is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, founding Director of Penn’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, who now directs the Center for Neuroscience & Society. Her current research focuses on the effects of childhood poverty on brain development, and ethical issues emerging from advances in the neuroscience of cognition and emotion. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 books, including Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings ( MIT Press) and, with Anjan Chatterjee, Neuroethics in Practice: Mind, Medicine and Society (Oxford University Press).
Dr. Geoff Aguirre is Associate Professor of Neurology, Assistant Director of the Neurology Residency Program and Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist whose clinical and research work concerns the organization of the brain for mental operations, in particular the loss and recovery of visual ability. He has also written and lectured widely on the uses and misuses of brain imaging in legal and other contexts.
Dr. Stephen Morse is the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law and a Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a renowned expert in criminal and mental health law, whose work emphasizes individual responsibility in criminal and civil law. Professionally trained in both law and psychology at Harvard, Morse has written for law reviews, journals of psychology and psychiatry and edited collections, and he has contributed numerous op-ed articles. He is the former Co-Director of the MacArthur Foundation Project on Law and Neuroscience, and co-editor with Adina Roskies of A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience.
Sara Strickland came to the Center for Neuroscience and Society from the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she managed the One Book, One Philadelphia literacy program. Her career has been focused on building capacity for nonprofits through strategic partnerships around development, marketing, and public programming. At CNS, Sara works to further the center’s mission through coordination of events and educational opportunities for scholars, faculty, and professionals in affiliated fields.
Dr. Anjan Chatterjee is a practicing neurologist and Professor in the Department of Neurology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on human cognition, especially language, aesthetics, and visual-spatial cognition. In his 2004 Neurology article on “cosmetic neurology” he sounded the first call for physicians to consider the ethics of brain enhancement, and has continued as a leader on the clinical side of neuroethics. Dr. Chatterjee is a member of the Committee on Ethics, Law and Humanities Committee of the American Academy of Neurology..
Prior to joining CNS, Sue Yee served as Outreach Manager with Community Partnership School as a part of the Philly Fellows Program. In this role, she developed support for CPS initiatives through cultivation of organizational partnerships and development opportunities. Sue Yee is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her B.A. in Sociology and Education.