Posts classified under: TNT Former Scholar

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.

Trishala Chari

My research interests are focused on achieving a systems-level understanding of behavioral deficits in mouse models of autism and neural circuit mechanisms involved in these behaviors. More specifically, I am interested in behavioral deficits associated with social touch and how network activity in cortical and subcortical brain regions is modulated by social touch in mouse models of autism.

Mentor: Carlos Portera-Cailliau, M.D., Ph.D.