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Jeremy I. Borjon, Ph.D.

Jeremy Borjon

Assistant Professor 
Director, Developing Systems Laboratory
Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience
Ph.D., Princeton University

Health 1, Room 444 
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Dr. Borjon will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2024-2025 academic year in the Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience Program. Application deadline is Dec 15, 2023. Please click here for details.

Biographical Summary

Dr. Jeremy I. Borjon is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Integrative Program in Developmental, Cognitive, & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Houston. His research is currently funded by an R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

As Director of the Developing Systems Laboratory, Dr. Borjon’s research aims to understand how human infants coordinate their internal states with emerging cognitive and motor systems during the first years of life. Specifically, he is interested in how visual, motor, and autonomic processes come together and fall apart in real time to support infant development, and how these processes interact with caregiver behaviors. He primarily focuses on studying infants in the 9-to-24-month age range, a period of rapid sensorimotor and cognitive development.

Dr. Borjon’s research leverages the dense sampling and analysis of naturalistic behavior collected using head-mounted eye-tracking, wireless cardiorespiratory sensors, motion capture sensors, and high-quality audiovisual recordings to understand how cognitive achievements such as sustained visual attention and language development emerge in the context of a growing and changing body. In addition to understanding how naturalistic caregiver behavior can impact and guide the development of cognitive achievements, he is also interested in developing interactive virtual agents that can respond to the behavior and internal state of infants in a closed-loop setting to understand which precise components of caregiver behavior most optimally impact the infant in the moment.

Dr. Borjon was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. His postdoctoral research was funded by a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and a NICHD T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship through Indiana University’s Training Program in Integrative Developmental Process. He was the recipient of a 2019 Small Grant for Early Career Scholars from the Society for Research in Child Development.

Dr. Borjon completed his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University, and his graduate studies were funded by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Princeton University President’s Fellowship. He was previously the Simons Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and the Marcus Autism Center in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Borjon completed his A.B. in Psychology with a Certificate in Neuroscience at Princeton University.


A.B. Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University
Ph.D. Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Development
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Autonomic Nervous System Dynamics
  • Language Production
  • Learning
  • Social Interactions

Selected Publications

A complete list of published work can be found on Dr. Borjon’s Google Scholar page.