Center for Neural Science
Ph.D. Columbia University
B.S. North Dakota State University
David studied electrical engineering and biomedical engineering before transitioning into biology. David then earned a Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior in the lab of Sarah Woolley at Columbia University and pursued postdoctoral training in the lab of Richard Mooney at Duke University. David holds a patent for his work designing intelligent pacemakers; is the recipient of several fellowships and awards; and once grew his hair shoulder-length and then got a perm.
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. University of Deleware
Nicholas (Nick) studied Biochemistry at the University of Delaware before discovering his passion for neural circuits as a rotating graduate student. He earned his Ph.D. studying thalamocortical circuits with Dr. Alison Barth at Carnegie Mellon University. In the Schneider lab, Nick applies quantitative behavior and in vivo physiology to study how the auditory cortex uses motor-sensory predictions. Nick’s long-term research goals are to understand how distributed circuits enable flexible sensory processing and to prove that one of his cats really enjoys listening to music.
B.S. Northeastern University
Ralph is a PhD student in neuroscience at NYU and is co-advised by Dan Sanes. He is studying social-vocal interactions in a gregarious rodent species, the Mongolian gerbil. He is also working with Alex Williams to develop new tools for localizing and attributing vocalization in a naturalistic, multi-animal environment.
VIOLET IVAN - rotation student
DAISY PEREZ - SURP student, now at Eastern Carolina University
PEDRO ESTRADA - SURP student, now at Tulane
ATHENA CAPO-BATTAGLIA - SURP student, now at Harvard
HODA ANSARI - research assistant, now graduate student at CSHL
MEGHA KORI - rotation student, now in Tanya Sippy lab
LAUREN RYAN - rotation student, now in Simon Peron lab
TINA VOELKER - rotation student, now in Simon Peron lab