Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

BS, Universidad de Las Americas; PhD, Florida State University

Dr. Brunet is an assistant professor of Neuroscience. He earned a BA in Physics from the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla (Mexico) and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University. Before joining the Millsaps community, he held research positions at several R1 institutions: the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), the Donders Institute for Brian, Cognition and Behavior (The Netherlands), the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), and most recently, the State University of New York (Brooklyn, NY).

Thanks to grant support from the National Institute of General Medical Science (INBRE), Dr. Brunet offers multiple research opportunities for students: (1) eye tracking studies to investigate whether eye movements can be used to diagnose concussion; (2) human psychophysics to study how we perceive faces; and (3) electroencephalography (EEG) to uncover the cognitive mechanisms of visual perception and attention.