Joe Miller, PhD
Dr. Miller received his PhD in 1979 from the University of Texas, did a postdoc in dopamine electrophysiology at UT Southwestern until 1982, followed by a second postdoc in circadian neurobiology at UC Riverside and UC Davis until 1987. From 1982-1987, he also served as a NASA space shuttle project director. Dr. Miller was a research associate in the Stanford Biology Department from 1987-1994 and the Director of Neurochemistry in the Stanford-Upjohn Center for the Study of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. He was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center from 1994 until 2000.
From 2000 to 2012 he was an associate professor in the Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. In 2013 he accepted a position as full professor and chair of pharmacology at AUC. His research interests include neuropharmacology, circadian rhythms, mechanisms of drug addiction, Alzheimer’s, cytokines and the complexity analysis of biological signals such as Viking lander data. He has continued work in astrobiology and is currently using complexity analysis to reanalyze the Viking lander data study the information content of gravitational waves.