Joshua singer

University of Maryland

Joshua Singer is a Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland, where he also serves as the Director of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program ( He received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Washington (1998; advisor: Albert J. Berger) and was a postdoctoral fellow in the intramural research program at NIH (1998-2004), where he worked with Marla Feller and Jeffrey Diamond. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland, he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University (2005-2011). The general question that motivates his research is: how does the output of a neural circuit reflect the properties of the individual synapses and neurons that compose it? He addresses this question using a combination of anatomical and electrophysiological studies.