Tony Ro
Position: Presidential Professor
Programs: Psychology | Biology
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California at Davis

Tony Ro joined the Ph.D. Program in Psychology in fall 2015 after seven years at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at CUNY’s City College. For three years, he also served as director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the Graduate Center. His research explores the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying attention, perception, and action. Through the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI), he studies patients with neurological deficits after focal brain damage in an effort to address questions regarding conscious and unconscious perception, multisensory processing, attention and eye movements, face perception, and motor control. His findings have been published widely in journals such as Annals of Neurology, Neuropsychologia, and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California at Davis.