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Alex Maier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Steering Committee Member

Alex Maier's primary research interest is on the relationship between brain activity and visual perception, with a focus on how we integrate the two eyes' perspectives into a single view. Maier obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute of Cybernetics in Germany. He worked as a Research Fellow at the U.S. National Institutes of Health before joining Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology. Maier has received Awards from the Society for Neuroscience, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the Whitehall Foundation, the Minds Science Foundation as well as the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Sloan Foundation as well as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. His current research on the neurobiological basis of vision and children's eye disease is funded by the National Institutes of Health.