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David Schneider

Assistant Professor

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.


Nicholas Audette

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. University of Deleware

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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.


Jessica Guevara

Lab Manager

B.S. St. Francis College


Brooke Holey

Graduate Student

B.S. University of California, Berkeley


Alessandro La Chioma

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Max Planck Institute


Karin Morandell

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. University of Geneva

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Ralph Peterson

Graduate Student

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.


Grant Zempolich

Graduate Student

B.S. Northwestern University


WenXi Zhou

Graduate Student

M.S. New York University

B.S. Peking University


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

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