Brendon Watson, MD-PhD

  • Physician-scientist with an interest in both basic neuroscience and translational neuroscience
  • PhD with Dr. Rafael Yuste studying cortical microcircuit dynamics using calcium imaging (Columbia University)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Gy├Ârgy Buzsaki studying cortical circuits in sleep and wake cycles of freely behaving animals using silicon probes (New York University)
  • Practicing general psychiatrist at University of Michigan (website). MD from Columbia University. Psychiatry residency at Cornell University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital
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Paul Fitzgerald, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, studied somatosensory cortex with the late Dr. Steven Hsiao
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health studying fear circuitry with Dr. Andrew Holmes
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at Texas A&M University studying interactions of fear circuitry with neuromodulatory systems with Dr. Stephen Maren.
  • Interest in both basic and translational neuroscience
  • Expertise in rodent brain electrophysiology, behavior and limbic system function
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Jeremiah Hartner, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow

  • PhD in Neuroscience from Tulane University with Dr. Laura Schrader: studied the effects of stress hormones on cell circuitry in the entorhinal cortex using patch clamp electrophysiology.

Tangyu Liu, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow

  • PhD in Biophysics, The Ohio State University, 2016 with Dr. Janet Best: Decoding and incorporating estrogen and pulsatile GnRH signals into a mathematical model of hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary system.
  • MS in Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • BS in Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Maxwell Ruckstuhl - Graduate Student

  • BS in Physiology & Neuroscience from UCSD
  • Additional studies in Cognitive Science and Philosophy
  • Studied gene expression in the Sejnowski lab at the Salk Institute

Jessica Yen - Undergraduate Researcher

  • Undergraduate student at the University of Michigan Class of 2021


Mingxin Ding - Technician

  • Masters in Biology from New York University - now at the Brandeis University PhD program in Neuroscience