Nicholas Bellono, PhD
Assistant Professor at Harvard University
2019 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator
PhD, Brown University
Postdoctoral Training, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Bellono is an Assistant 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.