Posts classified under: TNT People

Sabrina L. Maoz

I am interested in how the brain encodes episodic memories, particularly the contextual and spatial features of an experience, and how the neural substrates of memory and spatial encoding remap across different experiences. My research approach involves recording single-unit and intracranial oscillatory electrophysiology in human participants performing virtual and augmented reality tasks, both while ambulating freely and while remaining stationary.

Mentor: Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D

Rockelle Guthrie

Neural mechanisms of memory consolidation during sleep and the development of new technologies that leverage knowledge of sleep’s unique attributes to improve learning, memory, and the generation of insights.

Mentor: Gina Poe, Ph.D.

Jay Gill

Jay records human intracranial activity and physiological markers of arousal during immersive virtual reality experiences to understand the neural network dynamics that mediate threat processing and response. Using state-of-the-art computational methods, Jay hopes to identify neurophysiological signatures of inappropriate fear reactivity that can be used as targets for deep brain stimulation treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mentors: Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D.

Conor Dorian

I’m interested in the entorhinal cortical dynamics that drive working memory, temporal processing, and non-spatial sensory encoding. I am developing applications for the newest technological advancements in optogenetics, 2-photon calcium imaging, and miniature microscopes in rodent models.
Mentor: Peyman Golshani, M.D., Ph.D.