Alysson Muotri
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Alysson Muotri is professor of paediatrics and professor of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Written by Alysson Muotri

Detail from a cross section of a human brain organoid revealing the formation of neural rosettes. All photos courtesy and © Muotri Lab/UC San Diego

Essay/
Human evolution
Brains in a dish

What pea-sized brain organoids reveal about consciousness, the self and our future as a species

Alysson Muotri