Craig Atencio, PhD

Assistant Professor
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Rm 514C
UCSF Box 0732
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States
About Me 

Craig A. Atencio, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Coleman Memorial Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck (OHNS) Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his BA degree in natural science at Pepperdine University in California, and he completed his BS degree in biomedical engineering at Boston University, Massachusetts. Dr. Atencio pursued his PhD degree in bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, followed by a post-doctoral scholar position at UCSF Department of OHNS.

Prior to UCSF, Dr. Atencio was a research engineer at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Basic and translational research

Central auditory processing of sounds; modeling of neural systems; machine learning and signal processing

Professional Interests:
Physiology of the mammalian central auditory system, cortical plasticity, speech and communication, hearing loss, physiological substrates of auditory perception, computational neuroscience of audition

Education and Training:
• PhD: UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley – Bioengineering
• Post-doctoral Scholar: University of California, San Francisco – Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery