Mehrdad Jazayeri is an assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
He joined the MIT faculty in January 2013 as a McGovern Investigator and an assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where he holds the Robert A. Swanson Career Development Professorship in the Life Sciences. Jazayeri, who is originally from Iran, obtained a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. He received his PhD from New York University, where he studied with J. Anthony Movshon, winning the 2007 Dean’s award for the most outstanding dissertation in the university. After graduating, he was awarded a Helen Hay Whitney fellowship to join the laboratory of Michael Shadlen at the University of Washington, where he was a postdoctoral researcher. In 2014 he was named a Sloan Research Fellow.
Awards and Honors:
2015 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award
2015 Robert Swanson Career Development Professorship
2014 Sloan Research Fellow
2012 National Institute of Health Earl Stadtman Investigator (offer declined)
2007-2010 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship