Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor Sheela Toprani, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheela Toprani, MD, PhD is an Epileptologist who joined UC Davis as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery in July 2021. The consummate scientist, her research bridges the fields of epilepsy, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroengineering, with a direct bridge to impacting patients. Dr. Toprani’s ultimate goal is to provide holistic care to her patients suffering from refractory epilepsy, care that considers the patients’ cognitive and psychosocial function throughout their experience, for the best possible cognitive outcomes.

Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor Weijian Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor Weijian Yang’s scientific journey is illustrative for the field of neuroengineering: it started with undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, followed by postdoctoral fellowships in biology with a focus on neuroscience research, and continuing with interdisciplinary research where he combines optics, electronics, and nanotechnology to address challenges in brain research, biomedicine, and neuroscience.

Cameron S. Carter, MD

  • Distinguished Professor, C. Bryan Cameron Presidential Chair in Neuroscience
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Director, Imaging Research Center
  • Director, EDAPT Clinic
  • Director, Behavioral Health Center for Excellence
  • Director and Principal Investigator, UC Davis Conte Center
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Imaging Research Center
  • EDAPT Clinic
  • Schizophrenia Research and Education Program
  • Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
  • UC Davis Conte Center