Santani Teng, Ph.D.

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Dr. Teng is an Associate Scientist at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, CA, investigating auditory spatial perception, haptics, echolocation, and assisted mobility in sighted and blind persons. He received B.A. and M.A. in psychology from UC Davis and his Ph.D. in psychology from UC Berkeley in 2013, studying the behavioral mechanisms of echoacoustic perception. Thereafter, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on neural mechanisms of perception before coming to Smith-Kettlewell as a fellow in 2017, starting his PI position in January 2020. Dr. Teng's new laboratory uses a combination of psychophysical, neurophysiological, engineering, and computational tools to better understand how we perceive and interact with the world, especially when vision is unavailable. For more information about his work, please visit Santani Teng’s profile page.