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Trishala Chari

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.

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Conor Dorian

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.

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Jay Gill

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.

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Rockelle Guthrie

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.

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Ruyi Huang

Ruyi Huang

My research goal is to establish novel neuro-rehabilitation devices and therapies that are affordable and accessible by any patient. To achieve that goal, I am interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effect of neuromodulations in patients with spinal cord injury. To be more specific, I am utilizing a comprehensive set of biological (opto-/ chemogenetics, electrophysiology and single nucleus RNA sequencing), engineering (signal processing and electrode fabrication), and computational (machine learning) tools to investigate the short-term and long-term changes of spinal circuit induced by the electrical epidural stimulation.

Mentor: Daniel Lu, M.D., Ph.D

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Sabrina L. Maoz

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

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Tim Ling

Tim Ling

Integrated software platform for healthcare applications. Application Programming Interface and Graphical User Interface for healthcare systems. Online data process optimization and acceleration.

Mentor: Dejan Markovic, Ph.D.

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Jihye Rye

Jihye Rye

Jihye’s research interest broadly centers on agency – specifically, on how an individual obtains a sense of control over one’s body, and thus establish a sense of self. She approaches this question from an embodied perspective, where different layers of the nervous systems interact with one another in a complex manner to produce behaviors at will.

Mentor: Ausaf Bari, M.D., Ph.D., and Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D.

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Tony Ye

Tony Ye

My research combines animal models with electrophysiology and chemogenetics to investigate the neural signatures of Parkinson’s disease and Levodopa-induced dyskinesia. Specifically, I am interested in identifying causal patterns of electrical activity in the frontocoritcal regions that are associated with the cognitive impairments of Parkinson’s disease, with the ultimate goal of using these neural signatures as novel therapeutic targets.

Mentor: Alicia Izquierdo, Ph.D.

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