Lucas Sjulson, MD, PhD
Neuroscientist interested in the neural basis of reward-guided decision-making and drug addiction. Also a psychiatrist interested in developing novel gene-based treatments for clinical use. Father of three children allegedly too young to learn Muay Thai and microcontroller programming who are making progress nonetheless.
Soyoun Kim, PhD
José Moreno-Larios, PhD
Electrical engineer who switched to optical physics and finally neuroscience. Keen to apply novel imaging and data processing techniques for in vivo calcium imaging in mice, as well other computational analysis tools for research. Likes fiddling with Linux systems, visiting museums, and cooking.
Mitch Farrell, PhD
Behavioral/systems neuroscientist curious about hippocampal/basal ganglia interactions in drug addiction. Combines large-scale neural recordings with intravenous drug self-administration. Loves playing basketball and longboarding.
Eliezyer Fermino de Oliveira
Engineer and systems neuroscientist looking to untangle basal ganglia circuits. Focused on how projections, molecular identity, and functional response shape neural assemblies. Likes to learn about new cultures and food, halal street food connoisseur, will try every restaurant in NYC.
Interested in studying genetically encoded approaches to modulating maladaptive behaviors in psychiatric disease. An NYC native and avid birder. A very occasional artist in various mediums.
Interested in the circuitry of neuropsychiatric disorders and learning techniques to study their activity. Specific new interest in hippocampal ripple behavior. Loves trying new recipes and drawing.
Joint MSTP student between the Sjulson and Batista-Brito labs, interested in decision making and impulsive behaviors. Specifically, how PFC activity contributes to the neural circuitry underlying these behaviors. Loves food and nature.
MSTP student interested in the neuroscience of motivation and cognition, computational modeling, and applications of circuit neuroscience to brain-machine interfaces and neuromodulation therapies. Likes biking, fitness, nature, and going to concerts.
MSTP student interested in the neural circuitry of substance use disorders. Currently exploring the mPFC and hippocampus' relation to how contextual states influence drug-seeking behavior. Loves fitness, nutrition, travel, and listening to podcasts.
Interested in value-based decision making, working memory, reinforcement learning, reverse learning with the help of population coding and behavioral analysis. Other favorite things in life are making friends with lab animals, grappling, dark roast coffee from Umbria, and performance art.