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Ela Dulko

I'm a PhD student and I joined the lab in 2022. I'm currently developing tools to simultaneously record hundreds of neurons in the brain so that I can determine how seizures start and propogate.

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Dr. Scott Kilianski

I'm a postdoc and I joined the lab in 2022. As a grad student, I worked with Bruce McNaughton to resolve basic mechanisms of memory consolidation. I'm now developing imaging methods to determine how metabolism regulates seizures. 

Researchers

Graduate Students & Postdocs

Linux Whisperer

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Dr. Serapio Baca

I whisper to fishfish.

Undergraduate Students

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Isabelle Lesmana

I joined the lab in 2020. I'm working with Ela to use multi-unit silicone probe electrodes to record seizures. I'm currently focusing on techniques to accurately localize electrode placement in the brain. 

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Rithvik Gundlapalli

I joined the lab in 2020. I'm working with Scott to and develop optical methods to measure mesoscopic seizure activity in the entire cortex. 

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Lucy Zuo

I joined the lab in 2021. I'm currently developing computational tools to analyze calcium imaging data.

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Robert Hutchinson

I joined the lab in 2021. I am performing EEG experiments to determine how mutations in cilia might cause epilepsy. 

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Maria Teresa Varela

I joined the lab in 2021. I am using tract tracing techniques to determine how brain structures are connected. 

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Brendan Gamor

I joined the lab in 2021. I am starting to use EEG methods to measure seizure activity. 

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Caitlin Shaub

I joined the lab in 2021. I'm using tract tracing techniques to determine how brain structures are connected.

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Ellen Wu

I joined the lab in 2021. I'm using tract tracing techniques to determine how brain structures are connected.

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Anna Grace Carns

I joined the lab in 2021. I'm using tract tracing techniques to determine how brain structures are connected.

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Charlie Vavrik

I joined the lab in 2022. I build electrophysiology gadgetry. I'm also learning how to perform EEG experiments to measure seizure activity. 

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Ashley McHugh

I just joined the lab!

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Deepika Sahoo

I just joined the lab!

PhD Alumni

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Dr. Katie Salvati

I earned my PhD in 2021. I combined patch clamp electrophysiology, EEG recordings and imaging techniques to resolve how glucose metabolism and respiration trigger absence seizures. I'm currently a post-doc in Scott Baraban's lab at UCSF.

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Dr. Adam Lu

I earned my PhD in 2020. I coupled brain slice physiology with computation tools to determine how GABA transporters regulate absence seizures. I'm currently a pediatric neurology resident at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

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Dr. Lise Harbom

I earned my PhD in 2019. I developed novel assays to speed up the maturation process of neurons generated from induced pluripotent stem cells. I currently work in a biotech company in New Orleans. 

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Dr. Pete Klein

I earned my PhD in 2018. I combined patch clamp electrophysiology and calcium imaging to resolve how thalamic neurons regulate intracellular concentrations of chloride. I'm currently a postdoc in Ivan Soltesz's lab at Stanford.

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Rebecca Franks (Biology, 2022)

  • Finnegan O’Dell (Neuroscience, 2022)

  • Katerina Silis (Neuroscience, 2021)

  • Brett Goerl (Human Biology, 2020)

  • Sarah Watkins (Economics/Health, 2020)

  • Alexa Gracias (Neuroscience, 2019)

  • Priyashma Joshi (Biology, 2019)

  • Aman Kapadia (Neuroscience, 2019)

  • Vignesh Sastri (Biology, 2019)

  • Brian Truong (Biomedical Eng., 2019)

  • Viktoria Usova (Neuroscience, 2019)

  • Simar Chawla (Neuroscience, 2017)

  • Prashanth Fenn (Biology, 2017)

  • Layla Ghuzlan (Biochemistry, 2017)

  • Vashali Jain (Neuroscience, 2017)

  • Mital Lavani (Neuroscience, 2017)

  • Hanna McKown (Cognitive Sciences, 2017)

  • Navin Naik (Neuroscience, 2017)

  • Jacopo De Rossi (Biology, 2017)

  • Pasha Davoudian* (Neuroscience, 2016)

  • Megan Harper (Neuroscience/Computer Science, 2016)

  • Michelle Lim (Neuroscience, 2015)

  • John Marshall (Biology, 2015)

  • Isela Pierce (Biology/Religious Studies, 2015)

  • Jennifer Ballard (Cognitive Science/Spanish, 2015)

  • Vivian Chan (Economics, 2014)

  • Nikolas Hayes (Biochemistry/Psychology, 2014)

  • Michael Lerhner, (Chemical Eng., 2014)