Tim Harris, PhD

Research Professor

Office: Traylor 411


PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University
BS, Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Research Interests

Tim Harris is a research assistant professor, sharing his time between the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the HHMI Janelia Research Campus.  He is the originator of the project that produced the Neuropixels Si probe for extra cellular recording in animals, mostly mice and rats.  At Johns Hopkins, Tim will pursue this thread to produce a more advanced technology. The projects will enable recording 10-20,000 neurons in rodents and 30-50,000 neurons in non-human primates as well as stimulate with high resolution. The whole range of technologies, from circuit design and fabrication to systems software and ultra-high speed data communications will be undertaken.

Publications Search

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Selected Publications

JJ Jun, et al., Fully integrated silicon probes for high-density recording of neural activity, Nature 551, 232–236, 2017.

TD Harris et al., Single-molecule DNA sequencing of a viral genome, Science 320, 106-109, 2008.

M. Nirmal, M; Fluorescence intermittency in single cadmium selenide nanocrystals, Nature 383, 802-804, 1996.

JJ Macklin et al., Imaging and time-resolved spectroscopy of single molecules at an interface, Science 272, 255-258, 1996.