Winrich Freiwald, PhD

Winrich Freiwald, PhD

Professor at The Rockefeller University

2013 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumnus

PhD, Tubingen University, Germany

Postdoctoral Training, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard Medical School


Dr. Freiwald is a Professor at The Rockefeller University where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Systems. His work focuses on the neural circuit mechanisms of face recognition, attention, and social cognition. He and his lab have shown that the brain is composed of a fixed number of face-selected regions, each dedicated to a different dimension of facial information, yet interconnected to form a face-processing network. He completed his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Medical School.