Bruce McCandliss is currently a full professor at Stanford University in the Graduate School of Education. He joined the advisory board of IMBES during its inaugural year (2004), and currently serves on the governing board. His research uses the tools of developmental cognitive neuroscience to study individual differences and educational transformations in key cognitive skills such as attention, language, literacy, and mathematics. After earning his PhD at the University of Oregon in 1997 under the mentorship of Michael Posner, he pursued postdoctoral training at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, an interdisciplinary center combining University of Pittsburg’s Learning Research and Development Center and Carnegie Mellon University. In 1999 he became one of the founding faculty members of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Cornell University’s Medical College in New York City, where he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) for his work in linking early literacy interventions to brain mechanisms. In 2009 he accepted the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair at Vanderbilt University. He is currently the head of the Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University.