Kari Hoffman, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
Dr. Kari Hoffman is an Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona, where her work pioneered chronically implanted multi-electrode arrays enabling high-density (576-electrode) recordings of neural populations in the macaque monkey. During her post-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, she used multi-channel neuronal recordings in conjunction with non-invasive imaging techniques to understand the neural basis of face processing and multisensory integration. Her lab at York University in Toronto, Ontario is focused on discovering the dynamics and mechanisms of plasticity in neural ensembles during perception and memory in macaques. She is continuing this work in her new lab at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hoffman has been recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Alzheimer’s Society (Canada), and she is leading a 5-site Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative to modify neural dynamics in memory-related brain structures.