Lab Alumni

Former Doctoral Students

Current / Most recent known position listed

Anna W. Roe, Ph.D. (1991)

Functional transformations of visual input by auditory thalamus and cortex: An experimentally induced visual pathway in ferrets.
Position: Professor, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.

Young H. Kwon, Ph.D. (1991)

Functional role of neurotransmitters in the visual thalamus.
Position: Associate Professor, Depts. of Opthalmology and Physiology, University of Iowa School of Medicine.

Jong-On Hahm, Ph.D. (1991)

Influence of the target on development of the ferret retinogeniculate projection.
Position: Director, Committee on Women in Science, National Research Council, Washington.

Manuel Esguerra, Ph.D. (1991)

Synaptic transmission in the ferret lateral geniculate nucleus in vitro: Modulation by membrane voltage and neurotransmitters.
Position: Research Scientist, Dept. of Physiology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Diana K. Smetters, Ph.D. (1995)

Electrotonic structure and synaptic integration in cortical neurons.
Position: Scientist, Xerox Corp.

Louis J. Toth, Ph.D. (1995)

Layout and connectivity of orientation domains in mammalian visual cortex: A physiological description.
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine.

Bhavin Sheth, Ph.D. (1996)

Representation of a class of subjective contours in visual cortex.
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston.

Alessandra Angelucci, Ph.D. (1996)

Experimental retinal projections to the auditory thalamus: morphology, development and effects on auditory cortical organization.
Position: Associate Professor, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Christopher Moore, Ph.D. (1998)

Some principles of somatosensory cortical organization in rats and humans.
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University.

Carsten Hohnke, Ph.D. (1999)

The development of functional inputs to a neural circuit: Synaptic strength before and after the activity-dependent maturation of the retinogeniculate system.
Position: Consultant, Mars and Company, City Council, Ann Arbor, MI

James Schummers, Ph.D. (2003)

Examination of inhomogeneities in the representation of orientation in the primary visual cortex (area 17) of the cat.
Position: Group Leader, Max Planck Institute, Florida.

Serkan Oray, Ph.D. (2004)

Structural dynamics and synaptic development in the visual system.
Position: UBS Pharma, Boston.

Charlene Ellsworth, Ph.D. (2004)

Intrinsic constraints on cross-modal plasticity.
Position: Resident, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Brandon Farley, Ph.D. (2006)

Principles underlying the organization and development of feature maps in the visual cortex.
Position: Research Scientist, Astra-Zeneca.

Beau Cronin, Ph.D. (2008)

Quantifying uncertainty in computational neuroscience with Bayesian statistical inference.
Position: CEO, Navia Systems.

Cortina McCurry, Ph.D. (2009)

Deficient plasticity in the visual cortex of Arc null mice.
Position: Boston Consulting Group.

Sam H. Horng, Ph.D. (2009)

Identification and functional characterization of two patterning genes, Zic4 and Ten_m3, in topographic map formation of the visual pathway.
Position: Resident, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Caroline A. Runyan (2012)

Distinct roles for inhibitory neuron subtypes in cortical circuits: an examination of their structure, function, and connectivity.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School.

Naiyan Chen (2013)

Cell-type specific cholinergic modulation of the cortex.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow, NSTAR, Singapore.

Rodrigo Garcia (2016)

Cell-type specific contributions to Rett Syndrome: neuronal and astrocytic signaling and sensory processing.
Position: Postdoctoral fellow, MIT.

Rajeev Rikhye (2016)

The mechanisms of reliable coding in mouse visual cortex.
Position: Research Specialist, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI.

Danielle Feldman (2016)

Human induced pluripotent stem cell models of Rett Syndrome reveal deficits in early cortical development.
Position: Seven Bridges Genomics, Cambridge.

Gerald Pho (2017)

Sensorimotor transformation and information coding across cortex during perceptual decisions.
Position: MIT.

Former Masters Students

Ben Y. Reis, M.S. (1996)

Implementation of a line attractor-based model of the gaze holding integrator using nonlinear spiking neuron models.
Position: Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, Boston.

Sherri L. Hitz, M.S. (1998)

Postnatal development of brainstem cholinergic inputs to the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the domesticated ferret, Mustela putorius fero.
Position: Biology Faculty, Florida Keys Community College.

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Preston Garraghty (1984-1987)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Indiana University.

Ronald Langdon (1987-1990)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Biology, Seton Hall University.

Sarah Pallas (1988-1992)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Biology, Georgia State University.

Darren Gitelman (1990-1991)

Position: Associate Professor of Neurology and Physiology, Northwestern University.

Ary Ramoa (deceased) (1990-1991)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Medical College of Virginia.

Laurie Carman (1990-1992)

Position: Staff Scientist, Merck AG, Frankfurt.

Cheryl White (1990-1993)

Position: Practicing surgeon, TX.

Monica Santos-Rocha (1990-1993)

Position: Associate Professor, Inst. of Biophysics, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro.

Sacha Nelson (1991-1994)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Biology, Brandeis University.

Francisco Clasca (1992-1995)

Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Madrid.

S. Chenchal Rao (1992-1995)

Position: Research Scientist, Dept. of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.

Dae-Shik Kim (1994-1996)

Position: Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

David Somers (1992-1996)

Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Boston University.

Karina Cramer (1992-1997)

Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of California, Irvine.

Cathy Leamey (1996-1998, 2000-2003)

Position: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physiology, University of Sydney, Australia.

Chrystal Ho Pao (1997-1998)

Position: Professor, Dept. of Biology, Trinity International Univ., Chicago.

George Kalarickal (1998-1999)

Position: Research Staff, Digital Technology Inc.

Casto Rivadulla (1998-1999)

Position: Associate Professor, University of Coruna, Spain.

Valentin Dragoi (1998-2003)

Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas – Houston Medical School.

Jorge Marino (2002-2003)

Position: Research Scientist, University of Coruna, Spain.

Alvin Lyckman (1998-2004)

Position: Assistant Professor, Tufts University and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston.

David Lyon (2002-2004)

Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of California, Irvine.

Serkan Oray (2004)

Position: UBS Pharma, Brussels.

Jessica Newton (2001-2004)

Position: Helix Medical Communications LLC, San Francisco.

Ania Majewska (2000-2005)

Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, University of Rochester, NY.

Paul George (2005-2006)

Position: Resident, Harvard Medical School.

Anna Bolteus (2005-2007)

Position: MRC consultant, Sweden.

Leigh Carmody (2006-2008)

Position: Scientist, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA.

Audra Van Wart (2006-2009)

Position: Editor, Neuron, Cambridge MA.

Amanda Mower (2004-2009)

Position: Assoc. Scientific Director, Synapse Medical Communications, New York.

Daniela Tropea (2003-2009)

Position: Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin.

Hongbo Yu (2002-2009)

Position: Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai.

Rong Mao (2005-2010)

Position: Research Scientist, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Beata Jarosiewicz (2006-2010)

Position: Staff Scientist, Cyberkinetics Inc., Providence, Rhode Island.

Damon Page (2004-2010)

Position: Assistant Professor, Scripps Research Institute, Florida.

James Schummers (2003-2010)

Position: Group Leader, Max Planck Institute, Florida.

Nathan Wilson (2006-2012)

Position: Chief Technology Officer, Nara Logics, Cambridge, MA.

Show Ming Kwok (2009-2013)

Position: Scientist, Edison Pharmaceuticals.

Jorge Castro (2008-2013)

Position: IP and Tech Licensing Consultant.

Gertrudis Perea (2010-2013)

Position: Permanent Scientist, Spanish Research Council, Cajal Institute, Madrid.

Ikue Nagakura (2010-2014)

Position: Research Scientist, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Vardhan Dani (2012-2014)

Position: Research Scientist, MIT.

Sami El-Boustani (2011-2015)

Position: Research Scientist and Marie Curie Fellow, EPFL Lausanne.

Nikolaos Mellios (2009-2015)

Position: Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Abhishek Banerjee (2010-2015)

Position: Marie Curie Fellow, Helmchen Lab, University of Zürich