N3 Faculty and Staff


Program Leader:


Dr. Alexander McGirr

Dr. McGirr is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He uses brain imaging and optogenetic studies to understand cellular and network level changes to develop novel treatment strategies, as well as conduct clinical studies to investigate the therapeutic effects of non-invasive neurostimulation techniques in depressed patients.


Staff Scientists: 

Liu Shi Gan, PhD

Liu Shi's research interests include neural stimulation and modulation techniques for rehabilitation and restoration of loss function due to neurological disorders.
Contact: lsgan [at]


Paul Metzak, PhD

Paul's expertise lies in functional neuroimaging with a focus on mental illness. His current research interests include neural stimulation and modulation for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Contact: paul.metzak [at]