Tara grew up in California and graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience. She then abandoned the beach and purchased her first pair of winter boots in pursuit of a PhD in Neurobiology at Harvard, where she worked on the role of oxytocin signaling in the hippocampus during the formation of social memories under the mentorship of Dr. Amar Sahay. Her focus in the lab will be to understand cortical computations underlying socially-mediated learning. When not in the lab, she likes to spend time outdoors, run, and find good coffee.
Céline Drieu, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
Céline grew up in a small city next to Paris, France before going up to the capital where she received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie. Her PhD works, performed in the lab of Michaël Zugaro at the Collège de France, focused on the study of hippocampal cell assembly sequences in memory formation and consolidation in freely behaving rats. She has crossed the ocean to study cortical and subcortical computations underlying context-dependent learning. Out of the lab, she likes to play tennis, hike and climb, discover good places to eat, and traveling.
Kelly Fogelson NIH Prep Scholar firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly is a proud product of the Midwest. Born in Chicago, and raised in Minneapolis. She graduated with a Neuroscience B.S. from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. Kelly is keenly interested in how environmental and innate factors shape behavior. She believes that knowing about our own biology is empowering, and hopes to communicate this with scientists and non-scientists alike. Outside lab, Kelly is working on her green thumb and enjoys cooking, hiking, her morning coffee, and writing.
Danyal Bhutto Research Technician email@example.com
Danyal Bhutto grew up in Tinley Park, IL near Chicago and received his BS in Bioengineering from the University of Louisville. He is working part-time to investigate learning rates of human subjects performing psychophysical tasks. In his free time, he likes to watch stand-up comedy. Every so often, he performs at open mic nights and claims to be good at it.
Sarah Elnozahy Undergraduate Researcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah grew up in Austin, Texas and is now an undergraduate Computational Neuroscience major at Johns Hopkins University. Her focus in the lab will be in running behavioral experiments, as well as analyzing neural data of mice performing stimulus-action association tasks. She likes to spend her free time playing volleyball and finding the best Tex-Mex in whatever city she is in.
Xiaoyin "Coco" Li App developer email@example.com
Coco is a junior Computer Science and Cognitive Science student from Shenzhen, China. She is currently working on a mobile app in the lab. In her free time, she likes writing, spontaneous traveling and spending time with friends.
Youzhou "Joey" Wei App developer firstname.lastname@example.org
Joey was born in Beijing, China and moved to the United States at an early age and grew up in central Massachusetts. He recently finished a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and is now pursuing a MSE in the same department. In the lab, he is working on a mobile application to aid Dementia or Alzheimer's patients. Outside of the lab, he likes to play video games indoors and eat various foods from diverse origins.
Tom Hindmarsh Sten
PhD student at Rockefeller University Vanessa Ruta Lab