deissero at stanford.edu
Karl received his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1992, his PhD from Stanford in 1998, and his MD from Stanford in 2000. He completed postdoctoral training, medical internship, and adult psychiatry residency at Stanford, and he was board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2006. He tries to find spare time for flyfishing.
cym at stanford.edu
Yiming received his B.S in biology from UW-Madison in 2013 before completing a PhD in neuroscience at UCSF in 2018. During his graduate work in Zachary Knight's lab, Yiming studied how the hypothalamus drives feeding. As a postdoc in the Deisseroth lab, Yiming wants to apply novel molecular and optical tools to investigate the neurobiology of motivated behaviors.
fgore at stanford.edu
Felicity received her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge (2009), before obtaining her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University (2016). During her graduate studies in the laboratories of Richard Axel and Daniel Salzman, Felicity developed activity-dependent labelling approaches to examine the neural circuits that connect sensory stimuli to behavioral output. As a joint post doc in the Deisseroth and Malenka labs, Felicity is interested in understanding the neural circuits that mediate complex motivated behaviors.
drinnenb at stanford.edu
Antonia received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from ETH Zurich and a Master's degree in Computational and System Neuroscience from University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2017 she completed her PhD in the group of Botond Roska at the FMI Basel, Switzerland. During her graduate work she studied the function of interneuron types in the retina combining genetic, viral, physiological, and computational approaches. After a short postdoc at the FMI, she joined the Deisseroth lab in 2018. In the D-lab she will continue pursuing her passion for dissecting neuronal circuits using targeted perturbations and plans to study brain-wide activity patterns during sensory-guided behaviour.
doujy at stanford.edu
Jiayi studied chemical physics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as an undergraduate. She then moved to the United States and completed her Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her graduate work in David Baker's lab was focused on computational design and biochemical characterization of de novo small molecule binding proteins. As a postdoc in the Deisseroth lab, Jiayi is interested in exploring neuroscience problems by developing and using novel protein tools.
tamachado at stanford.edu
Tim studied cognitive science and computer science at the University of California, San Diego. He then completed his Ph.D in neuroscience at Columbia University in 2015, working with Thomas Jessell and Liam Paninski. In his graduate studies, Tim used two-photon calcium imaging to study the neural circuits mediating locomotor behavior. After obtaining his doctorate, Tim founded a neurotechnology startup before joining the Deisseroth lab. As a postdoc, he is interested in using closed loop methods to study global brain dynamics.
minoue2 at stanford.edu
Masa received his bachelor's degree in Biophysics and Biochemistry from the University of Tokyo in Japan. He completed his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Tokyo in 2013 in Haruhiko Bito's lab, developing calcium and FRET indicators to interrogate functional neuronal circuits and synapses. In the Deisseroth Lab, he is interested in applying newly developed genetic and optical tools to understand prefrontal neuronal circuits under social behavior.
cshilyan at stanford.edu
Carrie received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Caltech in 2001 and her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2009 as part of a combined MD/PhD program completed in 2011. Her graduate work in Alcino Silva's lab explored molecular regulation of the balance of inhibition to excitation within corticostriatal networks, in particular related to working memory deficits associated with a neurogenetic disorder, NF1. In the Deisseroth lab, she is using novel optical tools to explore emergence and regulation of brain wide networks implicated in depression.
wangxiao at stanford.edu
Xiao received her bachelor degree in chemistry from Peking University in China (2010) and her Ph.D in chemistry from the University of Chicago (2015). During her graduate work in Prof Chuan He's lab, she investigated the roles of dynamic RNA methylation in post- transcriptional gene regulation. As a postdoc in Prof Deisseroth's lab, she plans to apply or adapt CLARITY to study gene expression patterns underlying brain activity.
emily8 at stanford.edu
Emily received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2011 in the lab of Anirvan Ghosh, studying the role of adhesion molecules in determining the electrophysiological properties of hippocampal interneurons. She continued working on the molecular control of synapse function at F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, Switzerland before joining the D-lab in 2014. As a postdoc, she plans to work on improving the versatility of the CLARITY technique for visualizing different types of biomolecules.
Huiliang (Evan) Wang
whl0903 at stanford.edu
Evan completed his undergraduate studies in Materials Science from University of Oxford in the UK. He then came to Stanford University for his PhD with Prof Zhenan Bao. His thesis project was on polymer sorting of semiconducting carbon nanotubes and their applications in flexible electronics. As a postdoc in Prof Deisseroth's lab, he is interested in developing better technologies for understanding and controlling brain activity.
joshjennings at stanford.edu
Josh received his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his graduate work in Garret Stuber's lab, he utilized in vivo cell type-specific electrophysiological and optical methods to monitor the activity dynamics of discrete motivated behavioral states. In the Deisseroth lab, he plans to use optical techniques to selectively monitor and perturb neural network activity patterns.
aandal at stanford.edu
Aaron received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Stanford in 1999 and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from MIT in 2009. During graduate school he studied the function of basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits in motor learning behaviors. As a postdoc, he is interested in studying the principles of reward learning using optical methods for observing and manipulating neural circuits. Outside of lab he enjoys piano, tennis, squash, basketball, and recreational programming.
jmarshel at stanford.edu
Jim received a dual Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology-Neurobiology and Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. During his graduate work in Ed Callaway's lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Jim developed and applied tools for revealing single microcircuits in mammalian cortex. He studied functional circuit processing throughout the visual system, including thalamus, primary visual cortex and extrastriate visual areas using in vivo two-photon imaging, calcium sensors and viral tracers. In the Deisseroth Lab, Jim is applying novel methods for in vivo single cell optogenetic stimulation to dissect cortical circuit computations during sensation and behavior. He aims to understand the role of local circuit plasticity and recurrent connections in driving cortical circuit output and behavior.
liye02 at stanford.edu
Li received his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Tsinghua University in China and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. During his Ph.D. work with Bruce Spiegelman, he used chemical biology tools to study the transcriptional control of energy metabolism. In the Deisseroth Lab, he's interested in using brain-wide mapping tools to understand the circuit basis of mouse behavior.
mattlb at stanford.edu
Matt received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2009, and his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University in 2014. During his graduate studies in Attila Losonczy's lab, Matt used electrophysiology, cell type-specific inactivation, in vivo calcium imaging, and behavioral analysis to discover that dendrite-targeting interneurons in the hippocampus control input-output transformations and the encoding of context during fear learning. In the Deisseroth lab he is using optical methods to investigate brain-wide activity patterns.
lfenno at stanford.edu
Lief received his Bachelors degree in neurobiology from Harvard, where he worked at the intersection of human embryonic stem cells and Parkinson's disease. Afterward, he continued this endevor at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston before joining the Stanford Neuroscience program as a MD/PhD student. He's currently working with the effort to engineer opsin function and delivery and investigating social behavior.
kimck at stanford.edu
Tina received an A.B. in Molecular Biology and a minor in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience at Princeton University. She is currently in the Neurosciences Ph.D. Program at Stanford. She is interested in using optical measurements and perturbation of neuronal activity to study circuit dynamics in awake, behaving animals.
lohky at stanford.edu
Kang Yong Loh obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Yi Lu. He studied how metal ions could be visualized with spatio-temporal control in vivo using DNAzymes in the near-infrared window. He then spent a gap year in the lab of Prof. Xiaogang Liu at the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (A*STAR) where he investigated the roles of lanthanides in photothermal and photoacoustics mechanisms. He is currently a PhD graduate student and a Stanford ChEM-H Chemistry/Biology Interface Predoctoral Trainee at Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. His research interests include developing novel chemical and protein tools to address questions in neuroscience.
yjjo at stanford.edu
YoungJu received his BS in Physics and Mathematics from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) in 2018 and is currently an Applied Physics PhD student at Stanford University. At KAIST, he worked with Profs. YongKeun Park and Won Do Heo on interdisciplinary technology development at the intersection of optics, genetics, and computing. In parallel, he also worked with the startup Tomocube commercializing his main undergraduate work, data-driven holographic diagnostics, to make a real-world impact on biomedicine. Now in the Deisseroth lab, he is interested in data-driven discovery and manipulation of neural circuits using all-optical electrophysiology, machine learning, and dynamical systems theory. He is co-advised by Dr. David Sussillo at Google Brain.
marijavp at stanford.edu
Marija received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 and dual M.S. in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering in 2013 from the University of Belgrade. During her Masters research, she studied DNA damage response and radiation systems biology in Dr. Sylvain Costes's lab at UC Berkeley. Before coming to Stanford, she spent four years in industry doing research in the field of life sciences and translational medicine developing novel nanotechnology platforms. Currently, Marija is in the Bioengineering Ph.D. program at Stanford.
richman at stanford.edu
Ethan received an ScB in Applied Math-Biology from Brown University in 2013 and is currently a PhD student in the Neurosciences Graduate Program at Stanford. Previously, he developed a genetic method for anterograde transsynaptic labeling with Gilad Barnea at Brown University. He is interested in developing genetic techniques to better manipulate and interrogate neural circuit dynamics. Ethan is co-advised by Professor Liqun Luo.
mraffiee at stanford.edu
Misha received a bachelor's degree in Bioengineering and Business Economics and Management from Caltech, and is currently in the Bioengineering PhD program at Stanford. She is interested in developing novel opsins to expand the optogenetics toolkit, and applying optical tools to investigate dynamics of neural circuits underlying behavior.
svesuna at stanford.edu
Sam received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University in 2012, and is currently a PhD student in the Bioengineering program at Stanford.
Yoon Seok Kim
kys8892 at stanford.edu
Yoon received his Bachelor's degree in neurobiology in 2013 and his M.S. in biology in 2014 from Stanford University. During his Masters degree, He studied the biochemistry of postsynaptic and presynaptic membrane proteins in Thomas Sudhof's lab. He is currently in the Bioengineering Ph.D. program at Stanford, and is co-advised by Dr. Brian Kobilka. He is working to understand mechanisms of different opsins and develop new tools for neuroscience research.
wallen at stanford.edu
Will received an ScB in Applied Mathematics-Biology from Brown University in 2012, an MPhil in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge in 2013, and is currently a PhD student in the Neurosciences program at Stanford. He is interested in developing and applying genetic, optical, and computational tools to measure and manipulate neural circuit dynamics. He is coadvised by Prof. Liqun Luo in the Department of Biology.
npyoung at stanford.edu
Noah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Today he works on novel neural stimulation methods, whole-brain imaging of neural dynamics in larval zebrafish, and computational tools for the big data problems that arise from volumetric neural imaging datasets.
ikauvar at stanford.edu
Isaac received a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a specialty in photonics fro Stanford, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on imaging and optimization, also from Stanford, and is currently a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering program at Stanford. He is coadvised by Prof. Gordon Wetzstein in EE.
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