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(615) 343-0901
066 Wilson Hall

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B.A., Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges, 1984
Ph.D., M.I.T, 1991

Curriculum Vitae

Current Courses

  • Visual System
  • Neuroanatomy


May be interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2014


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Women in Neuroscience
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Association for Advancement of Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • American Physiological Society

Anna W. Roe

Professor of Psychology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Roe studies the neuronal circuitry underlying visual and tactile perception in nonhuman primates. She uses high spatial resolution optical imaging and fMRI methods in combination with electrophysiological and anatomical methods to map networks of fundamental (100-200 um sized) cortical modules in the brain. By understanding how different networks of modules are activated by simple vs complex sensory stimuli and how attention modulates these patterns of activation, she aims to unravel modular circuitry underlying sensory behaviors.

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