Undergraduate education

Dartmouth College - BA (2007)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Neuroscience, 2016


Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD

Thesis title

An investigation of the mechanisms of sensory disconnection and slow waves in sleeping mice


Neurosurgery, Emory University, 2018-

Current position

Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Funk CM, Gazzaniga MS. The functional brain architecture of human morality. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2009 Dec;19(6):678-81. Review. PMID: 19889532.

Doron KW, Funk CM, Glickstein M. Fronto-cerebellar circuits and eye movement control: a diffusion imaging tractography study of human cortico-pontine projections. Brain Res. 2010 Jan 11;1307:63-71. PMID: 19852951.

Funk CM, Putnam MC, Gazzaniga MS. Consciousness. In GG Berntson & JT Cacioppo (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. Wiley & Sons: New York. October 2009: 482-503.

Gazzaniga MS, Doron KW, Funk CM. Looking towards the future: Perspectives on examining the architecture and function of the human brain as a complex system. In MS Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences IV. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. October 2009: 1247-1254.

Aminoff EM, Balslev D, Borroni P, Brya, RE, Chua EF, Cloutier J, Cross ES, Drew T, Funk CM, Gil-da-Costa R, Guerin SA, Hall JL, Jordan KE, Landau AN, Molnar-Szakacs I, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Olofsson JK, Quadflieg S, Somerville LH, Sy JL, Uddin LQ, Yamada M. The landscape of cognitive neuroscience: Challenges, rewards, and new perspectives. In MS Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences IV. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. October 2009: 1255-1262.

Aharoni E, Funk C, Sinnott-Armstrong W, Gazzaniga M. Can neurological evidence help courts assess criminal responsibility? Lessons from law and neuroscience. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Mar;1124:145-60. PMID: 18400929.

PhD publications

Rodriguez AV, Funk CM, Vyazovskiy VV, Nir Y, Tononi G, Cirelli C. Why Does Sleep Slow-Wave Activity Increase After Extended Wake? Assessing the Effects of Increased Cortical Firing During Wake and Sleep. J Neurosci. 2016 Dec 7;36(49):12436-12447. PMID: 27927960; PMCID: PMC5148229.

Funk CM, Honjoh S, Rodriguez AV, Cirelli C, Tononi G. Local Slow Waves in Superficial Layers of Primary Cortical Areas during REM Sleep. Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 8;26(3):396-403. PMID: 26804554; PMCID: PMC4747819.

Vyazovskiy VV, Cui N, Rodriguez AV, Funk C, Cirelli C, Tononi G. The dynamics of cortical neuronal activity in the first minutes after spontaneous awakening in rats and mice. Sleep. 2014 Aug 1;37(8):1337-47. PMID: 25083014; PMCID: PMC4096203.

Billeh YN, Rodriguez AV, Bellesi M, Bernard A, de Vivo L, Funk CM, Harris J, Honjoh S, Mihalas S, Ng L, Koch C, Cirelli C, Tononi G. Effects of Chronic Sleep Restriction during Early Adolescence on the Adult Pattern of Connectivity of Mouse Secondary Motor Cortex. eNeuro. 2016 Jun 20;3(2). PMID: 27351022; PMCID: PMC4913218.

Funk CM, Peelman K, Bellesi M, Marshall W, Cirelli C, Tononi G. Role of somatostatin-positive cortical interneurons in the generation of sleep slow waves. 2017 Sep 20;37(38):9132-9148. PMID: 28821651; PMCID: PMC5607463.

Li Y, Funk C, Dawkins D, Simpson D, Yu JJ, Boly M, Ahmed A. Leptomeningeal Enhancement Is Associated with Transient Neurologic Deficits after Flow Diversion of Intracranial Aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec;120:e94-e99. PMID: 30121409.

Darracq M, Funk CM, Polyakov D, Riedner B, Gosseries O, Nieminen JO, Bonhomme V, Brichant JF, Boly M, Laureys S, Tononi G, Sanders RD. Evoked Alpha Power is Reduced in Disconnected Consciousness During Sleep and Anesthesia. Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 9;8(1):16664. PMID: 30413741; PMCID: PMC6226534.