Partha Mitra, Ph.D.
Partha Mitra received his PhD in theoretical physics from Harvard in 1993. He worked in quantitative neuroscience and theoretical engineering at Bell Laboratories from 1993-2003 and as an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics at Caltech in 1996 before moving to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2003, where he is currently Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics. His research currently combines experimental, theoretical and informatics approaches to gain an understanding of how brains work. He initiated the Brain Architecture Project to systematically map brainwide connectivity at a mesoscopic scale in multiple vertebrate species. This work has generated over a petavoxel of histological image data of brain sections at light microscopic resolution which can be browsed at http://mouse.brainarchitecture.org