Steven Hsiao is a Neurophysiologist in the Solomon Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. He then worked as a nuclear engineer in Washington DC and then as a biomedical engineer at the NIH before receiving his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hsiao has been a faculty member in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins since 1992. His research is focused on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying tactile perception. He is the scientific director of the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and is a co-director of the Neuroscience graduate program.