Chadd Funk, MD, PhD


Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine


  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2007
  • MD, University of Wisconsin, 2018
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2018


Hometown: Millersville, PA

Professional Interests

  • Functional

Future/Career Plans

  • Academics


  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Playing squash
  • Watching baseball and football
  • Cooking



  • Funk, C.M., Peelman, K., Bellesi, M., Marshall, W., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2017). Role of somatostatin-positive cortical interneurons in the generation of sleep slow waves. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(38):9132-9148.
  • Funk, C.M., Honjoh, S., Rodriguez, A.V., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2016). Local slow waves in superficial layers of primary cortical areas during REM sleep. Current Biology, 26(3):396-403.
  • Rodriguez, A.V., Funk, C.M, Vyazovskiyy, V.V., Nir, Y., Tononi, G., Cirelli, C. (2016). Why does sleep slow-wave activity increase after extended wake? Assessing the effects of increased cortical firing during wake and sleep. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(49):12436:12447.
  • Billeh, Y.N., Rodriguez, A.V., Bellesi, M., Bernard, A., de Vivo, L., Funk, C.M., Harris, J., Honjoh, S., Mihalas, S., Ng, L., Koch, C., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2016). Effects of chronic sleep restriction during early adolescence on the adult pattern of connectivity of mouse secondary motor cortex. eNeuro, 3(2).
  • Vyazovskiy, V.V., Cui, N., Rodriguez, A.V., Funk, C., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2014). The dynamics of cortical neuronal activity in the first minutes after spontaneous awakening in rats and mice. Sleep, 37(8):1337-47.
  • Doron, K.W., Funk, C.M., Glickstein, M. (2010). Fronto-cerebellar circuits and eye movement control: a diffusion imaging tractography study of human cortico-pontine projections. Brain Research, 1307:63-71.
  • Funk, C.M. & Gazzaniga, M.S. (2009). The functional brain architecture of human morality. Current Opinion Neurobiology, 19(6):678-81.
  • Aharoni, E., Funk, C., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Gazzaniga, M. (2008). Can neurological evidence help courts assess criminal responsibility? Lessons from law and neuroscience. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1124:145-60.


  • Peelman, K., Funk, C.M., Marshall, W., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2017). Activation of layer 1 neurogliaform cells promotes sleep slow waves. Program No. 239.21/JJ25. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Peelman, K., Funk, C.M., Rodriguez, A.V., Honjoh, S., Marshall, W., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2016). Sleep and wake differentially affect superficial and deep layers of mouse cortex. Program No. 254.08/AAA14. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Honjoh, S., Funk C.M., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2015). EEG activation and behavioral arousal from sleep and anesthesia after stimulation of the ventromedial nucleus of the thalamus. Copenhagen, Denmark: FENS the brain conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm.
  • Funk, C.M., Honjoh, S., Rodriguez, A.V., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G.T. (2014). Ketamine differentially affects neuronal activity in primary and high order sensory cortex in mice. Program No. 507.16/I2. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Rodriguez, A.V., Funk, C.M., Tononi, G., Cirelli, C. (2014). Sleep homeostasis in optogenetically fatigued neurons. Program No. 851.02/VV3. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Funk, C., Honjoh, S., Rodriguez, A., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2014). Slow wave activity persists in superficial cortical layers during REM sleep. SLEEP, 37(Abstract Supplement): A29.
  • Funk, C.M, Nir, Y., Vyazovskiy, V.V., Mieda, M., Sakurai, T., Yizhar, O., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. (2012). Pharmacogenetic and optogenetic induction of local tonic cortical activity in anesthetized mice. Program No. 207.05/DDD29. New Orleans, NO: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Doron, K., Funk, C, & Glickstein, M. (2008). Cerebellar involvement in cognition? A diffusion-weighted tractography study of frontal lobe connectivity with the cerebral peduncle. Program No. B123. San Francisco, CA: Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
  • Funk, C.M. and Velez, S.J. (2007). Depressing responses to caffeine fail to return to normal levels after regeneration in crayfish neuromuscular junctions. Program No. 872.3/D10. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience.
  • Maddineni, U., Funk, C., & Velez, S.J. (2006). Testing the physiological response of synapses after regeneration in crayfish neuromuscular junctions. Program No. 730.8/E32. Atlanta, GA: Society for Neuroscience.

Book chapters:

  • Gazzaniga, M.S., Doron, K.W., & Funk, C.M. (2009). Looking toward the future: Perspectives on examining the architecture and function of the human brain as a complex system. In Gazzaniga, M.S. (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences, IV. Cambridge: MIT Press. 1247-1254
  • Arminoff, E.M., Balslev, D., Borroni, P., Bryan, R.E., Chua, E.F., Cloutier, J., Cross, E.C., Drew, T., Funk, C.M., Gild-da-Costa, R., Guerin, S., Hall, J., Jordan, K.E., Landau, A.N., Molnar-Szakacs, I., Montaser-Kouhsari, L., Olofsson, J.K., Quadflieg, S., Somerville, L.H., Sy, J.L., Uddin, L.Q., & Yamada, M. (2009). The landscape of cognitive neuroscience: Challenges, rewards, and new perspectives. In Gazzaniga, M.S. (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences, IV. Cambridge: MIT Press. 1255-1262
  • Funk, C.M., Putnam, M.C., & Gazzaniga, M.S. (2009). Consciousness. In Berntson, G.G. & Cacioppo, J.T. (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. New York: Wiley & Sons.