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Christos Constantinidis

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Stevenson Chair
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Biomedical Engineering

Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

My lab’s overarching goal is to understand how neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex gives rise to cognitive functions. We address this question through designing behavioral tasks, acquiring experimental data via neurophysiological recordings and imaging, and computational analysis of the results. Our work focuses primarily on non-human primate models, but we aim to translate knowledge gained from these experiments for the benefit of human conditions in which cognitive functions have been compromised.




R01 EY017077 (PI: Constantinidis)
1/1/2006 – 4/30/2022
NIH/NEI - $331,747 / annual direct costs
Title: “Neurophysiological Effects of Training in Visual Cognitive Tasks”

R01 MH116675 (PI: Constantinidis)
7/1/2018 – 4/30/2023
NIH/NIMH - $337,176/ annual direct costs
Title: “Neurophysiology of Working Memory Maturation in Adolescence”

R01 MH117996 (PI: Constantinidis)
8/1/2018 – 6/30/2023
NIH/NIMH - $298,448/ annual direct costs
Title: “Neurophysiology of cognitive development and response inhibition”

RF1 AG060754 (PI: Constantinidis)
1/2/2019 – 1/31/2024
NIH/NIA - $567,817/ annual direct costs
Title: “Primate model of deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s and age-related cognitive decline”

CRCNS 2011514 (PI: Constantinidis, Compte)
1/1/2020 – 12/31/2023
NSF - $182,297 / annual direct costs
US-Spain Research Proposal: Serial dependence in working memory

Honors & Awards

1988-1992   Greek National Fellowship Foundation, annual awards for undergraduate study
1992   Graduated top of class, Biology major, University of Athens
1993   HHMI Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences, Honorary Mention
2000   McDonnell-Pew Foundation, Program in Cognitive Neuroscience Award
2002   EMBO fellowship
2004   Whitehall Foundation Award
2008   New Investigator in Basic Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine
2013   Mid-career Investigator in Basic Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Editorial Board Member

2014-2023 - Journal of Neurophysiology, Associate Editor
2011-2013 - Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Guest Editor


2019 - Maximizing Leadership Potential, Training Program, Center for Creative Leadership
2018-2019 - Associate Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Wake Forest University
2014-2016 - President, Western North Carolina Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
2013-2017 - Chair, Neuroscience Graduate Program Admissions Committee, Wake Forest University

Intellectual Property

Co-Inventor in pending patent for “Cholinergic Deep Brain Stimulator” (U.S. Patent Application No.15/361,148)