Nicholas Bellono, PhD

Associate Professor at Harvard University

2019 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator

PhD, Brown University

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Bellono is an Associate Professor at Harvard University, where he leverages the specialized sensorimotor system in the octopus to probe mechanisms underlying the detection, discrimination, and integration of environmental signals. Octopuses use each of their eight flexible arms to process sensory information independent of the centralized brain to produce sophisticated behaviors. His work aims to establish a foundation for developing therapeutics for various sensory processing and sensorimotor disorders. He completed his postdoctoral studies at University of California, San Francisco.