Stelios Smirnakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Neurologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Stelios Smirnakis is an associate neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
Smirnakis’s laboratory aims to understand the principles of neural circuit function and malfunction during disease states such as autism, epilepsy and stroke, with a particular focus on visual perception and motor learning. The laboratory uses tools ranging from two-photon imaging and optogenetics to classical electrophysiology and functional magnetic resonance imaging in mouse models and in individuals with injury-induced visual system deficits.