Department of Neurology
Joel Voss is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies memory and its disorders. His laboratory employs such methods as noninvasive neuroimaging and recordings from electrodes implanted in the human brain during neurosurgery to determine why some memories persist and others are forgotten. He then uses this information to develop new interventions using brain stimulation that are intended to improve memory ability in individuals with memory impairments due to such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and brain injury.
His work has been published in journals that include Science, Neuron, Current Biology, eLife, Nature Human Behavior, Neurology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Biological Psychiatry, and has been recognized by awards that include the Young Investigator Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House.
Voss received his PhD in the interdepartmental neuroscience program and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at Northwestern University. He was also a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, he was an associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.