W.H. Gardner, Jr., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (2017 - 2022)
Marc Sommer is an avid researcher of neuronal circuits of the brain. He aims to understand how individual areas process signals and how multiple areas interact to cause cognition and behavior.Students have noted how they appreciate his “teaching of problem-solving skills” and his accessibility outside the classroom. Sommer is considered among the best teachers in the department. He also serves the department as a director of undergraduate studies, while continuing to demonstrate productive and exemplary research, despite his conceptually deep, and experimentally difficult specialty.