Graduate Student Directory

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BaezaLoya_SelinaSelina Baeza-Loya

Research Interest: Investigating contribution of ion channel diversity to vestibular neuron firing patterns.

Advisor: Ruth Anne Eatock

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Rice University
Neurobiology
PrintDana Beach

Research Interest: Investigating the relationship between biological rhythms and disordered behavior.

Advisor: Brian Prendergast

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Ohio Wesleyan
Integrative Neuroscience
BrookshireGeoffGeoffrey Brookshire [brookshireATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Neural Basis of Emotion; Motor Experience; Language; Metaphor; Bodily Relativity

Advisor: Daniel Casasanto, Psychology

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Integrative Neuroscience
Brown KylerKyler Brown [KJBrownATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigation of vocal behavior using zebra finch song, biophysical models and neurophysiology

Advisor: Daniel Margoliash, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: McGill University
Computational Neuroscience
Buerkle_NNathan Buerkle [nbuerkleATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the evolution of color vision circuits in butterflies

Advisor: Stephanie Palmer, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: McGill University
Neurobiology
Callier_ThierriThierry Callier

Research Interest:

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Dartmouth College
Computational Neuroscience
Canavan Sofija Sofija Canavan [svcanavanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Sleep and sensorimotor learning; neural replay; evolution of sleep

Advisor: Daniel Margoliash, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: MD, Summer 2013; PhD: Autumn 2014

Previous Institution: Yale University
MD/PhD - Computational Neuroscience
CardenasIniguez_CarlosCarlos Cardenas Iniguez [cardenasATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Perception of social status, and the impact of psychosocial and environmental stressors on cognitive and neural processes

Advisor: Marc Berman, Psychology

Matriculated:

Previous Institution:
Integrative Neuroscience
Chen ChrisQiang (Chris) Chen [chenqATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Cellular and biophysical mechanisms of retinal computation

Advisor: Wei Wei, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: University of Science and Technology of China
Computational Neuroscience
Day-Cooney JulianJulian Day-Cooney [daycooneyATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the sensory coding principles of primary visual cortex.

Advisor: John Maunsell, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University Of Pittsburgh
Neurobiology
Dechery JosephJoseph (Joe) Dechery [jdecheryATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Temporal structure and spike patterns in circuit dynamics

Advisor: Jason MacLean, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: McGill University
Computational Neuroscience
Elizabeth de Laittre

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computational Neuroscience
Dimitroff_StephanieStephanie Dimitroff [sdimitroffATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Greg Norman, Psychology

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: McGill University
Integrative Neuroscience
Ding_JenJennifer (Jen) Ding

Research Interest: How retinal circuitries process features in the natural environment.

Advisor: Wei Wei

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Columbia University
Neurobiology
Dong_CanCan Dong

Research Interest:

Advisor: Mark Sheffield

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Zhejiang University
Neurobiology
DossManojManoj Doss [mkdossATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Acute effects of drugs on long-term memory in humans

Advisors: David Gallo, Psychology and Harriet de Wit, Psychiatry

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: University of Texas Austin (BS); University College (BS)
Integrative Neuroscience
FaigKellyKelly Faig [kfaigATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Psychoneuroimmunology; Psychophysiology; Affective Neuroscience

Advisor: Advisor: Greg Norman, Psychology

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: Wake Forest University
Integrative Neuroscience
Fetterman GrahamGraham Fetterman [cavinATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Theoretical analysis of large scale neural population dynamics.

Advisor: Daniel Margoliash, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Neurobiology
Gill DanDaniel Gill [dangillATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Understanding the mechanisms of synaptic communication

Advisor: Christian Hansel, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Neurobiology
Goodman JamesJames Goodman [jmgoodmanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Cortical basis of the sensation of hand movements

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: Drexel University
Computational Neuroscience
Marie Greaney

Research interests:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Haverford College
Neurobiology
Hakim_NicoleNicole Hakim [nhakimATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Individual differences in visual attention, perception, and working memory

Advisors: Ed Awh, Psychology and Ed Vogel, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Integrative Neuroscience
He_QinpuQinpu He

Research Interest:

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Centre University
Computational Neuroscience
Chad Heer

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Indiana Wesleyan University
Neurobiology
PrintAndrea Henry [andreahenryATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisors: Sian Beilock, Psychology and Dario Maestripieri, Comparative Human Development

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: Tufts University
Integrative Neuroscience
Huang XiaolinXiaolin (Lindsay) Huang [xiaolinhATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Cellular, synaptic and circuitry basis of neural computation in the retina.

Advisor: Wei Wei, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: Peking University
Neurobiology
PrintYu Ji [yuji1ATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Leslie Kay, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: St. John's College (BA); Temple University (MM)
Integrative Neuroscience
Johnston  JeffWilliam (Jeff) Johnston [wjjATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Coordination between the dorsal and ventral visual processing streams; coordination of disparate neural representations generally

Advisor: David Freedman, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: Northeastern University
Computational Neuroscience
KardanOmidOmid Kardan [okardanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Environmental Neuroscience, Functional neuroimaging, Cognitive psychology, Visual attention

Advisor: Marc Berman, Psychology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: University of Tehran
Integrative Neuroscience
Koren DavidDavid Koren [davkorenATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter co-release in the retinal direction-selectivity circuit

Advisor: Wei Wei, Neurobiology

Matriculated: MD, Summer 2012; PhD: Autumn 2013

Previous Institution: Brown University
MD/PhD - Neurobiology
LaydenElliotElliot Layden [elaydenATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the neuroscience of social functioning using neuroimaging methods

Advisor: John Cacioppo, Psychology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Integrative Neuroscience
Lee ElizabethElizabeth Lee [laileiATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Mapping discrete gating charge in the voltage sensor

Advisor: Francisco Bezanilla, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Neurobiology
Min Lee [sominleeATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Signal analysis of brain electrical activity in epilepsy.

Advisor: Wim van Drongelen

Matriculated: Summer 2016 (MD); Autumn 2017 (PhD)

Previous Institution: Yale University
MD/PhD - Neurobiology
Lee AlexSangwook (Alex) Lee [leealexATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Neural coding and sensorimotor integration

Advisor: Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: University Of Utah
Computational Neuroscience
Levy MaayanMaayan Levy [maayanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Jason MacLean, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: Tel-Hai Academic College
Computational Neuroscience
Lewis_KimKim Lewis [kimlewisATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Neurophysiology of social decision-making, morality, and empathy in children and adults

Advisor: Jean Decety, Psychology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Integrative Neuroscience
Li HanyuHanyu Li [hanyuliATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri, Neurobiology, Argonne

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University Of Hong Kong
Computational Neuroscience
Li_YinanYinan Li

Research Interest: Epigenetic regulation on motor neuron différentiation in C elegans.

Advisor: Paschalis Kratsios

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Peking University
Neurobiology
Wei_LiangWei Liang

Research Interest: Motor cortex, dynamics on manifold, nonlinear control.

Advisor: Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Peking University
Computational Neuroscience
Lieber JustinJustin Lieber [justinlieberATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Spatial and Temporal Mechanisms in Tactile Texture Processing

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: Northwestern University
Computational Neuroscience
Lombardo JosephJoseph (Joe) Lombardo [jlombardoATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Encoding and decoding of motion by neural populations in the visual system

Advisor: Stephanie Palmer, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Colgate University
Computational Neuroscience
Long KatieKatie Long [kthlongATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: MD, Summer 2014; PhD: Autumn 2015

Previous Institution: University of Michigan
MD/PhD - Computational Neuroscience
PrintChe Lucero [cheluceroATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Experiential Relativity, Gesture, Cognitive Metaphor Theory, Numerical Cognition, Language in the brain, Embodied Cognition

Advisor: Daniel Casasanto, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: The New School
Integrative Neuroscience
Macellaio MattMatthew (Matt) Macellaio [macellaioATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Synergistic encoding of multiple visual features in area MT

Advisor: Leslie Osborne, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Pomona College
Neurobiology
Malonis PeterPeter Malonis [pmalonisATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Jason MacLean, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Computational Neuroscience
Claire McKinnon

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Janine Washington University in St. Louis
Computational Neuroscience
Medina_NelsonNelson David Medina Jr.

Research Interest:

Advisor: Daniel Margoliash

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Florida State University
Neurobiology
Erica Mezias

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Barnard College, Columbia University
Neurobiology
Miller AJAndrew J. Miller [ajmiller157ATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Anatomy and physiology of higher-order thalamic inputs to sensory cortex.

Advisor: S. Murray Sherman, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: De Paul University
Neurobiology
Miller BrookeBrooke Miller [bmille40ATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Ruth Anne Eatock, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Neurobiology
Mohan KrithikaKrithika Mohan [krmohanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Flexible encoding in neuronal representations in the visual hierarchy

Advisor: David Freedman, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Neurobiology
Dalton Moore

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Arizona State University
Computational Neuroscience
nichiporuk-2Nicholay Nichiporuk [nichiporukATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Visual perception

Advisor: Steven Shevell, Psychology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Integrative Neuroscience
Okorokova_ElizavetaElizaveta (Liza) Okorokova

Research Interest:

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Higher School of Economics- Moscow
Computational Neuroscience
Okuneye VictoriaVictoria Okuneye [victoriaokuneyeATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Sarah Keedy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Matriculated: MD, Summer 2014; PhD: Autumn 2015

Previous Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD/PhD - Computational Neuroscience
Onishi_KennethKenneth Onishi [kgonishiATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Elucidating interactions between the immune system, circadian rhythms and psychopathology

Advisor: Brian Pendergast, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Integrative Neuroscience
Pabon_ElisaElisa Pabon

Research Interest: The cognitive, behavioral and physiological effects of drugs.

Advisor: Harriet DeWitt

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Carnegie Mellon
Neurobiology
Pak JosephJoseph Pak [josephspakATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Determining the structural basis of dendrite morphogenesis.

Advisor: Engin Ozkan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University Of Southern California
Neurobiology
Patel MeeraMeera Patel [meerapatelATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Establishing a link between aberrant corticostriatal plasticity and aberrant motor learning in Parkinson's disease

Advisor: Xiaoxi Zhuang, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institutions: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BS); Brandeis University (MS)
Neurobiology
Peysakhovich_BarbaraBarbara Peysakhovich

Research Interest:

Advisor: David Freedman

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: Purchase College
Neurobiology
Rao EshaanEshaan Rao [eshaanATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Christopher Gomez, Neurology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Neurobiology
Rhee DoreenDoreen Rhee [dsrheeATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: How thalamic circuits contribute to interareal communication in mouse neocortex

Advisor: S. Murray Sherman, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Neurobiology
PrintJonathan Riggle [jpriggleATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Brian Pendergast, Psychology

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: University of Virginia
Integrative Neuroscience
PrintFrederica Rockwood [frockwoodATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Advisor: Greg Norman, Psychology

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Integrative Neuroscience
Salisbury JaredJared Salisbury [JsalisburyATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Predictive information in the retina and the statistics of natural motion

Advisor: Stephanie Palmer, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: Northwestern University
Computational Neuroscience
SattizahnJasonJason Sattizahn [sattizahnATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Impact of anxiety and stress upon cognitive performance

Advisor: Sian Beilock, Psychology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: University of Missouri
Integrative Neuroscience
Kathryn Scherz [kschertz@uchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the influence of the physical environment on attention and fatigue.

Advisor: Marc Berman

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Integrative Neuroscience
SheriffAndrew (1)Andrew Sherriff [asherriffATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Patterns of coherent neural oscillations between the hippocampus, sensory and neocortical circuits during multi-sensory spatial learning

Advisor: Leslie Kay, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Integrative Neuroscience
Simmons DanaDana Simmons [dhsimmonsATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Cerebellar synaptic physiology and development in models of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Advisor: Christian Hansel, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Boston University
Neurobiology
PrintEmily Slezak [easlezakATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest:

Advisor: Steven Shevell, Psychology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Washington
Integrative Neuroscience
Smith GrahamGraham Smith [grahamsATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Analysis of large scale cortical dynamics, especially as related to computation

Advisor: Jack Cowan, Mathematics

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Computational Neuroscience
SmithKarenKaren Smith [kelsmithATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Early life stress; Psychophysiology; Behavioral Endocrinology; Psychoneuroimmunology; Affective Neuroscience

Advisor: Greg Norman, Psychology

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: University of Chicago
Integrative Neuroscience
Caleb Sponheim

Research Interest: Exploring the sensorimotor integration with brain-computer interfaces.

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institutions: Grinnell College
Computational Neuroscience
Shivang Sullere

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: Georgia Tech
Neurobiology
Sundiang_MarinaMarina Janelle Morales (Marina) Sundiang

Research Interest:

Advisor: Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Matriculated: 2016

Previous Institution: New York University
Computational Neuroscience
Suresh AneeshaAneesha Suresh [aneeshaATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating tactile neural coding in the brainstem of awake behaving primates

Advisor: Sliman Bensmaia, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2013

Previous Institution: Northwestern University
Computational Neuroscience
Thompson SummerSummer Thompson [summerthompsonATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Identifying mechanisms underlying behavioral effects of putative OCD risk genes

Advisor: Stephanie Dulawa, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Matriculated: 2011

Previous Institution: Pomona College
Neurobiology
Uddin SophiaSophia Uddin [sophiauddinATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: How specialized for language are neural mechanisms in spoken word understanding?

Advisor: Howard Nusbaum, Psychology

Matriculated: Summer 2013 (MD); Autumn 2014 (PhD)

Previous Institution: Swarthmore College
MD/PhD - Computational Neuroscience
Walker JeffJeff Walker [walkerjdATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Understanding the cortical contribution to upper limb control

Advisor: Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Wesleyan University
Computational Neuroscience
WangWeiWei Wang [wwang3ATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Visual perception

Advisor: Steven Shevell, Psychology

Matriculated: 2010

Previous Institutions: Zhejiang University (BS); Arizona State University (MA)
Integrative Neuroscience
Wang Z YanZ Yan Wang [zywATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Evolution, behavior, bioinformatics, cephalopods, reproduction, hormones, neuropeptides, octopus, senescence, anatomy, genomes

Advisor: Clifton Ragsdale, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Cornell University
Neurobiology
Watkins GabrielleGabrielle Watkins [gvwatkinsATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Synaptic and intrinsic mechanisms of learning in the cerebellum

Advisor: Christian Hansel, Neurobiology

Matriculated: 2014

Previous Institution: Swarthmore College
Neurobiology
Colleen Wohlrab [cwohlrab@uchicago.edu]

Research Interest: The effects of hunger on cardiovascular physiology and emotion regulation.

Advisor: Greg Norman

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: University of Tulsa
Integrative Neuroscience
Xu Huan
Huan Xu [huanxuATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: The RNA epigenetic regulations in CNS myelination.

Advisor: Brian Popko, Neurology

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institution: Wenzhou Medical University
Neurobiology
Yuke Yan

Research Interest:

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: the University of Melbourne
Computational Neuroscience
YoderKeithKeith Yoder [kjyoderATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Neural underpinnings of moral cognition and motivation for justice

Advisor: Jean Decety, Psychology

Matriculated: 2012

Previous Institution: Cornell University (BS); University of Chicago (MAPSS)
Integrative Neuroscience
Yoo MinsuMinsu Yoo [minsuATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the direct cortico-cortical pathways between higher and lower cortical areas of the visual system in mice.

Advisor: Murray Sherman

Matriculated: 2015

Previous Institutions: CUNY (B Eng); Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (MS)
Computational Neuroscience
Zayyad ZainaZaina Zayyad [zainazayyadATuchicago.edu]

Research Interest: Investigating the circuit dynamics of divisive normalization in awake mouse visual cortex.

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: Summer 2015 (MD); Autumn 2017 (PhD)

Previous Institution: Yale University
MD/PhD - Computational Neuroscience
Yuqing Zhu

Research Interest: visual perception; neural circuits and fundamental computations.

Advisor: TBD

Matriculated: 2017

Previous Institution: John Hopkins University
Neurobiology