D’Esposito is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and in the department of psychology; and the director of the Henry H. Wheeler, Jr. Brain Imaging Center. He has received numerous awards for his clinical, teaching, and research skills. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and has written more than 275 research publications. Dr. D’Esposito’s research investigates how the brain functions cognitively, the relationship between brain chemicals and frontal lobe function, and memory loss in patients with disease, injury, or other health problems.