Laboratory for the Advanced Study of the Evolution of Intelligent Systems
(EIS Lab)

Principal Investigator Daniel J. Miller, Ph.D. | CV

Locations Morrill Hall (histology) & Beckman Institute (imaging)

Address 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana IL 61801

Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

School of Integrative Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program of Research

Our lab uses an integrative strategy that combines measurements from multiple scales of organization to investigate the evolution and plasticity of the fundamental building block of the mammalian cerebral cortex, the cortical column. We leverage advanced computational methods to integrate measurements of brain structure and function from the level of single-cell transcriptomics and deep-learning morphometrics through single-unit receptive field mapping to macroscale parcellation and tractography using ultra high field MRI to create holistic maps of the brain. We are interested in understanding the fundamental organization of the cerebral cortex as a laminated feature of the mammalian brain in order to develop and validate the biomarkers of neurophysiological organization that are needed to understand the evolutionary history of the human brain, as well as to identify injured and diseased from healthy tissue.

Lab in the News

EIS Lab begins at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Simran Singh receives the Nadine Barrie Summer Research Fellowship from the Beckman Institute.

Partners & Affiliations

Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior within the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Beckman Institute

Intelligent Systems Research Theme (at Beckman)

Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition Group (at Beckman)

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