UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Prof Matteo Carandini

Prof Matteo Carandini

GlaxoSmithKline/ Fight for Sight Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Institute of Ophthalmology

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2007

Research summary

Prof. Carandini runs a joint research group with Prof. Kenneth Harris, the Cortexlab. His work aims to understand how the brain processes sensory signals, and integrates them with internal signals to guide decision and action. The goal is to understand these processes at the level of large populations of individual neurons. The laboratory investigates these questions with advanced experimental techniques and with computational analysis. Carandini is a founding member of the International Brain Laboratory.


Prof. Carandini received a Laurea in Mathematics from the Universita` di Roma (1990) and a PhD in Neural Science from New York University (1996). After postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and New York University, he established a laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (1998). He then moved the laboratory to the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco (2002) and finally to UCL (2007).