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. György 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
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.
Expertise in rodent behavior, electrophysiology, entorhinal anatomy and entorhinal-hippocampal connectivity
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.
Expertise in mathematical modeling, analytical coding, quantitative approaches
MS in Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
BS in Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Lezio Soares Bueno-Júnior, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow
Biologist, MSc in Psychobiology, and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, with Drs. Jose Lino O. Bueno, Rodrigo N. Romcy-Pereira, and Joao Pereira Leite.
Postdoc with Drs. Bita Moghaddam (University of Pittsburgh) and Joao Pereira Leite (University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto).
Background (rodent studies): thalamic- and hippocampal-prefrontal interactions, in vivo synaptic plasticity, nicotine sensitization, cholinergic modulation, psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy, conditional discrimination, interval timing.
Experienced in teaching, music, and science awareness. Interested in the collaboration with computational neuroscientists.
Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=O_uVH7gAAAAJ&hl=pt-BR
Currently engaged in two mouse studies: (1) temporal structure of REM sleep in terms of theta frequency and rapid movements, and (2) laminar cortical activity across arousal states and learning. Techniques include intrinsic imaging of the brain, chronic implantation of silicon probes, transcortical electrophysiology, whisker and eye videography, 3D printing, programming of behavioral hardware, and data analysis.
Tia Tsimpanouli, PhD - Collaborating Postdoctoral Fellow
Background in sleep and memory consolidation
Science Communication Fellow @UMMNH
Current interest in the role of sleep in neurodegenerative disorders in both humans and rodent genetic models
Maxwell Ruckstuhl - Doctoral Student, Neuroscience
BS in Physiology & Neuroscience from UCSD
Additional studies in Cognitive Science and Philosophy
Studied gene expression in the Sejnowski lab at the Salk Institute
Ivo Cerda - Masters Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS in Biology from University of Michigan
Focused on multi-dimensional measurement of behavior and electrophysiology in mice over weeks
Josh Ghimire - Technician
Michigan State University Class of 2015
Masters in Physiology, University of Michigan, 2020
Background in microbial ecology and bioremediation, MSU Center for Microbial Ecology
Ridge Weston - Undergraduate Researcher
University of Michigan class of 2022
Pre-medical student working towards a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Co-President of Blood Drives United
Auditor and Treasurer-elect of Alpha Chi Sigma, U of M professional chemistry fraternity
Background in studying the effects of repeated ketamine dosing on rodents
Current activities: Mouse neurosurgery
Deniz Kirca - Undergraduate Researcher
University of Michigan class of 2024
Pre-medical student working towards a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Computer Science
Background in studying neurobiological underpinnings of stress in mice
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
Wenjia Cao - Masters Student - Bioinformatics
Mingxin Ding - Technician
Masters in Biology from New York University
Now at the Brandeis University PhD program in Neuroscience
Jessica Yen - Undergraduate Researcher
Undergraduate student at the University of Michigan Class of 2021
Andrew Polis - Undergraduate Researcher
University of Michigan Class of 2020
Abheek Mukherjee - Undergraduate Researcher
University of Michigan Class of 2021
Pre-medical student working towards a B.S. in Neuroscience (BCN).
Background in studying mitochondrial movements in a LRRK2 mouse model