UC Santa Barbara, Professor and Presidential Chair of Neuro.
Scott Grafton MD holds the Bedrosian-Coyne Presidential Chair in Neuroscience at University of California, Santa Barbara. He directs an interdisciplinary research program at the interface of learning theory, the organization of skilled action, network science, and multimodal brain imaging. He is recognized for developing novel analysis tools that are used to characterize plasticity and learning, particularly in the human motor system. Clinically, these tools are also being used to identify changes in brain connectivity during stroke recovery, after mild traumatic brain injury and after repeated sub-concussive head impacts that are part of normal athletics. He is Co-Director at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, which draws on bio-inspiration and innovative bioengineering solutions for both non-medical and medical challenges posed by the defense and medical communities. He received his MD degree from the University of Southern California and completed residencies in Neurology at the University of Washington and Nuclear Medicine at UCLA. After a research fellowship at UCLA in brain imaging he developed brain-imaging programs at University of Southern California, Emory University and Dartmouth College before joining the UCSB faculty in 2006, where he directs the UCSB Brain Imaging Center.