Michael Baratta Ph.D. Post-Doctoral fellow from M.I.T. 2011. Research interests:“Optogenetic control of genetically-targeted pyramidal neuron activity in prefrontal cortex.”
Juan Varela Ph.D. Research Associate Ph.D from Brandeis University 2000. Research interests include optogenetic/electrophysiological and computational studies studies of synaptic and intrisinc modulation of plasticity and its effects on stressor controlability in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Brian Cadle BS Graduate Student. Research interests include the neurophysiology of reward and developing new methods to improve health in the developing world.
Kristin Rasmus BA Graduate Student. Research interests include the genetics of addiction and developing new methods to improve health in the developing world.
Shinya Nakamura Ph.D. Tohoku University, Japan, 2010. Research interests include in vivo neurophysiology and reward probability assessment.
Pete Dobelis Ph.D. Colorado State University 2000. Cocaine/Nicotine interactions in humanized D397 alpha 5 nAChR transgenic mice .
Sam Dolzani Graduate student studying subicular function in a novel head-fixed preparation and optogenetic tools.