Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD

Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD, is a neuroscientist and Sci-Artist. His research interests are in the field of neuroendocrinology exploring how the environment affects hormones and behaviors – leading him to explore a wide variety of brains from snails to fish to humans. His work has led him from Chicago to UCLA to Columbia University where he worked on neuro-electronic interfaces and bio-batteries. Currently he is the Associate Professor and Chair of Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound and the Director of Research at BMCC< CUNY. As an avid educator he is currently exploring Neuroethics, Neurodivergence and allied issues. Since 2008, Dr. Ramakrishnan has been working with artists creating a variety of exhibitions, installations and projects at the intersections of Art and Science. These collaborative works have been showcased across the world in museums in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Los Angeles and New York. These projects explore themes such as the olfactory systems of dogs (Dog Nose Knows/Sniffing booth), microbial wearables (The Cotard Syndicate) and the Hox Genes (The Hox Zodiac Project, Recently he designed and created the NeuroTarot deck, a set of cards inspired by the Tarot deck but infused with Neuroscience concepts. He has also launched a course on the neuroscience behind Mental Imagery, Intuition and Insight.