Nir Grossman received a B.Sc. in physics from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), an M.Sc. in electromagnetic engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Imperial College London. He then completed a postdoc training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Grossman is now an assistant professor at Imperial College London and a fellow of the UK Dementia Research Institute. The long-term goal of his research is to develop neuromodulatory interventions for brain disorders by direct control of the aberrant neural activity.
Aryn Gittis received undergraduate degrees from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease–University of California, San Franciso, Gittis started her lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Her research uses mouse models of Parkinson's disease combined with electrophysiology and optogenetics to understand the cellular basis of motor dysfunction and to develop novel strategies for intervention.