Current Student Directory

Student (Entering Yr)Thesis Lab (Rotation labs)
Awards/FellowshipsPublications
David Adamowicz (2013)Roy/Gage
Neuroplasticity of Aging Training Grant, 2014-2015 
​Debha Amatya (2016)
​Gage
Olubankole Arongudade (2014) Lim

(Xin Jin, Hnasko)

NSF Graduate Fellowship


Sage Aronson (2014)Malinow

(Rosenfeld, Maximov)
Competitive Edge Fellowship

Kavli Fellowship

Sam Asinof (2015)
Isaacson

(Chalasani, Gremel)

  
Stephanie Bohaczuk (2015)
Mellon

(Chun, Daneman)
  
Matthew Boisvert (2012)
Allen

(Nimmerjahn, duLac*)

Farhy Tselnicker I, Boisvert MM, Allen NJ. The role of neuronal versus astrocyte-derived heparan sulfate proteoglycans in brain development and injury. Biochem Soc Trans. 2014 Oct;42(5):1263-9. doi: 10.1042/BST20140166. Review.
PubMed PMID: 25233401.
 
​Leo Breston (2016)
Cailey Bromer (2012)Sejnowski

(Kelsoe, N. Allen, Bloodgood)
 INC Fellowship
B. M. Lester, C. J. Marsit, E. Conradt, C. Bromer and J. F. Padbury (2012). Behavioral epigenetics and the developmental origins of child mental health disorders. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 3, pp 395408
doi:10.1017/S2040174412000426

Bartol TM, Bromer C, Kinney J, Chirillo MA, Bourne JN, Harris KM, Sejnowski
TJ. Nanoconnectomic upper bound on the variability of synaptic plasticity. Elife.
2015 Nov 30;4:e10778. doi: 10.7554/eLife.10778. PubMed PMID: 26618907; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4737657.
Jeffrey Bush (2009)Ellisman

(Kleinfeld, Chichilnisky*, du Lac*)
Interfaces Training Grant, 2011-2013
 
Alison Caldwell (2013)Allen, N.

(Zou, Mandyam)
 Blanco-Suárez E, Caldwell AL, Allen NJ. Role of astrocyte-synapse interactions in CNS disorders. J Physiol. 2017 Mar 15;595(6):1903-1916. doi: 10.1113/JP270988. Epub 2016 Aug 8.
Rachel Cassidy (2015)
Callaway

(Isaacson, Sharpee)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
  
​Christian Cazares (2016)
​Competitive Edge Fellowship
Zack Cecere (2013) Chalasani

(Sharpee, Kleinfeld)


  
Scott Cole (2014)Voytek

(Gentner, Halgren)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Cole SR, van der Meij R, Peterson EJ, de Hemptinne C, Starr PA, Voytek B. Nonsinusoidal beta oscillations reflect cortical pathophysiology in Parkinson's disease. J Neurosci. (PDF)

Cole SR & Voytek B (2017). Brain oscillations and the importance of waveform shape. Trends Cogn Sci.
(PDF)
Jonathan Cook (2012)Xin Jin

(K. Lee, Callaway)
  
​Gina D'Andrea-Penna (2016)
Jeff Dahlen (2011)Komiyama

(Isaacson, Nimmerjahn)
 NRSA Fellowship
Dahlen, J. E., Jimenez, D. a, Gerkin, R. C., & Urban, N. N. (2011). Morphological analysis of activity-reduced adult-born neurons in the mouse olfactory bulb. Frontiers in neuroscience, 5(May), 66. doi:10.3389/fnins.2011.00066
Bethanny Danskin (2015)
Komiyama

(Lim, Callaway)

  
Wilmer Del Cid (2012)Mueller

(Muotri, Polleux*)
San Diego Fellowship
Andre DeSouza (2015)
 Asahina

(Isaacson, Goulding)
Geoffrey Diehl (2012)
J. Leutgeb

(Geyer, Mayford)

  Diehl GW, Hon OJ, Leutgeb S, Leutgeb JK. Grid and Nongrid Cells in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Represent Spatial Location and Environmental Features with Complementary Coding Schemes. Neuron. 2017 Apr 5;94(1):83-92.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Mankin EA, Diehl GW, Sparks FT, Leutgeb S, Leutgeb JK. Hippocampal CA2 activity patterns change over time to a larger extent than between spatial contexts. Neuron. 2015 Jan 7;85(1):190-201. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.001.
Katie Fife (2013)Hnasko

(Taffe, Risbrough)
NSF Graduate FellowshipYoo JH, Zell V, Gutierrez-Reed N, Wu J, Ressler R, Shenasa MA, Johnson AB,
Fife KH, Faget L, Hnasko TS. Ventral tegmental area glutamate neurons co-release GABA and promote positive reinforcement. Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 15;7:13697. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13697. PubMed PMID: 27976722; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5171775.
Kyle Fischer (2012)Callaway

(J. Leutgeb, Goulding)
  
Melissa Galinato (2012)Mandyam

(Lipton, Hnasko)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Somkuwar SS, Fannon-Pavlich MJ, Ghofranian A, Quigley JA, Dutta RR, Galinato MH, Mandyam CD. Wheel running reduces ethanol seeking by increasing neuronal activation and reducing oligodendroglial/neuroinflammatory factors in the medial prefrontal cortex. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Nov;58:357-368. doi:
10.1016/j.bbi.2016.08.006. PubMed PMID: 27542327; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5067224.

Galinato MH, Orio L, Mandyam CD. Methamphetamine differentially affects BDNF and cell death factors in anatomically defined regions of the hippocampus. Neuroscience. 2015 Feb 12;286:97-108. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.11.042.
PubMed PMID: 25463524; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4298458.

Somkuwar SS, Staples MC, Galinato MH, Fannon MJ, Mandyam CD. Role of NG2
expressing cells in addiction: a new approach for an old problem. Front
Pharmacol. 2014 Dec 19;5:279. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2014.00279. Review. PubMed PMID: 25566075; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4271769.
Jonathan Garcia (2012)Sejnowski

(Chiba, Abarbanel)
  
Anupam Garg
(2015)
Callaway  
​Jacob Garrett (2016)
Claire Geddes (2012)Xin Jin

(Spitzer, Hnasko)
 Howard CD, Li H, Geddes CE, Jin X. Dynamic Nigrostriatal Dopamine Biases Action Selection. Neuron. 2017 Mar 22;93(6):1436-1450.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.02.029. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
Thomas Gillespie (2012)Martone / Sejnowski

(Scanziani, Tuszynski, Callaway)
Interfaces Training Grant 2014

Bioengineering Training Grant
 
Alex Goetz (2011)Wilkinson

(Zou, Masliah, LaSpada)
 Brody,S., Oelhafen, K., Schneider, K., Perrino, S., Goetz, A., Wang, C. and English, C.,“Circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa: Downstream effectors,” Fungal Genetics and Biology, 2010. 47(2): 159-168.
​Ryan Golden (2016)
Chris Gonzalez (2015)
Halgren

(Mukamel, Sejnowski)
San Diego Matching Fellowship
 
​Oscar Gonzalez (2016)
​NSF Graduate Fellowship
Andrea Hartzell (2012)Bloodgood

(Zou, S. Leutgeb)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Hartzell AL, Burke SN, Hoang LT, Lister JP, Rodriguez CN, Barnes CA. Transcription of the Immediate-Early Gene Arc in CA1 of the Hippocampus Reveals Activity Differences along the Proximodistal Axis That Are Attenuated by Advanced Age. Journal of Neuroscience. In press.

Burke SN, Hartzell AL, Lister JP, Hoang L, Barnes CA (2012).  Layer V perirhinal cortical ensemble activity during object exploration: A comparison between young and aged rats.  Hippocampus. Oct 2012; 22(10): 2080-93.

Burke SN, Maurer AP, Hartzell AL, Nematollahi S, Uprety A, Wallace JL, Barnes CA. Representation of three-dimensional objects by the rat perirhinal cortex (2012).  Hippocampus. Oct 2012; 22(10): 2032-44.

Orvis GD, Hartzell AL, Smith JB, Humberto Barraza L, Wilson S, Sculz KU, Turnbull DH, Joyner AL (2011).  The engrailed homeobox genes are required in multiple cell lineages to coordinate sequential formation of fissures and growth of the cerebellum.  Developmental Biology. July 2012; 367(1): 25-39.

Burke SN, Wallace JL, Hartzell AL, Nematollahi S, Plange K, Barnes CA (2011).  Perirhinal Cortex-dependent Pattern Separation Deficits in Advanced Age: A Cross-species Consensus.  Behavioral Neuroscience, Dec 2011; 125(6): 836-847. 
Maggie Henderson (2015)
Serences

(Sharpee, Komiyama)
  
Kerin Higa (2011)Geyer

(Gleeson, Komiyama)
Pharmacology  Training Grant, 2012-2014

NRSA Fellowship
Higa KK, Grim A, Kamenski ME, van Enkhuizen J, Zhou X, Li K, Naviaux JC, Wang L, Naviaux RK, Geyer MA, Markou A, Young JW. Nicotine withdrawal-induced inattention is absent in alpha7 nAChR knockout mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl).
2017 Feb 28. doi: 0.1007/s00213-017- 4572-2.  [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28243714.

Higa KK, Young JW, Ji B, Nichols DE, Geyer MA, Zhou X. Striatal dopamine D1 receptor suppression impairs reward-associative learning. Behav Brain Res. 2017 Apr 14;323:100-110. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.01.041. PubMed PMID: 28143767.

Higa KK, Young JW, Geyer MA. Wet or dry: translatable "water mazes" for mice and humans. J Clin Invest. 2016 Feb;126(2):477-9. doi: 10.1172/JCI86071. PubMed
PMID: 26784538; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4731183.

Higa KK, Ji B, Buell MR, Risbrough VB, Powell SB, Young JW, Geyer MA, Zhou X.Restoration of Sp4 in Forebrain GABAergic Neurons Rescues Hypersensitivity to Ketamine in Sp4 Hypomorphic Mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Jun
2;18(11):pyv063. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv063. PubMed PMID: 26037489; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC4756721.
Anja Higgins (2015)
Bloodgood

(Komiyama, Gremel)
Genetics Training Grant
 
Nicole Hoffner (2014)Joiner

(Goldberg, Voytek)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Tran TT, Hoffner NC, LaHue SC, Tseng L, Voytek B. Alpha phase dynamics predict
age-related visual working memory decline. Neuroimage. 2016 Dec;143:196-203. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.08.052. PubMed PMID: 27577719.
Javier How (2015)
Navlakha

(Komiyama, Callaway)
Cota Robles Fellowship

NSF Graduate Fellowship
 
Sharon Huang (2015)
X. Jin

(Stowers, Gage)
  
Sirawaj Itthipuripat (2011)

Serences

(Aron, Brewer)

HHMI International Student Research Fellowship S Itthipuripat, K Cha, N Rangsipat, JT Serences. Value-based attentional capture influences context dependent decision-making. Journal of Neurophysiology, jn. 00343.2015

S Itthipuripat, EF Ester, S Deering, JT Serences. Sensory gain outperforms efficient readout mechanisms in predicting attention-related improvements in behavior. 
The Journal of Neuroscience 34 (40), 13384-98

S Itthipuripat, JO Garcia, N Rungratsameetaweemana, TC Sprague,. Changing the spatial scope of attention alters patterns of neural gain in human cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 34 (1), 112-123

S Itthipuripat, JO Garcia, JT Serences.
Temporal dynamics of divided spatial attention. Journal of Neurophysiology 109 (9), 2364-2373

S Itthipuripat, JR Wessel, AR Aron.
Frontal theta is a signature of successful working memory manipulation.
Experimental Brain Research 224 (2), 255-262

U Zimmer, S Itthipuripat (Itthipanyanan), T Grent, Woldorff, MG. The electrophysiological time course of the interaction of stimulus conflict and the multisensory spread of attention.Eur J Neurosci 31, 1744-1754

Itthipuripat, S., Serences, J. (2015) Integrating levels of analysis in systems and cognitive neurosciences: selective attention as a case study. The Neuroscientist. DOI: 10.1177/1073858415603312
 
Xi Jiang (2013)Halgren

(Greenspan, Tuszynski)
  
Stephen Johnston (2012)

Gage

(Sharpee, Callaway)

 Han J, Kim HJ, Schafer ST, Paquola A, Clemenson GD, Toda T, Oh J, Pankonin AR, Lee BS, Johnston ST, Sarkar A, Denli AM, Gage FH. Functional Implications of
miR-19 in the Migration of Newborn Neurons in the Adult Brain. Neuron. 2016 Jul 6;91(1):79-89. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.05.034. PubMed PMID: 27387650.

Poo MM, Pignatelli M, Ryan TJ, Tonegawa S, Bonhoeffer T, Martin KC, Rudenko A,
Tsai LH, Tsien RW, Fishell G, Mullins C, Gonçalves JT, Shtrahman M, Johnston ST, Gage FH, Dan Y, Long J, Buzsáki G, Stevens C. What is memory? The present state of the engram. BMC Biol. 2016 May 19;14:40. doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0261-6.
PubMed PMID: 27197636; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4874022.

Gonçalves JT, Bloyd CW, Shtrahman M, Johnston ST, Schafer ST, Parylak SL, Tran T, Chang T, Gage FH. In vivo imaging of dendritic pruning in dentate granule cells. Nat Neurosci. 2016 Jun;19(6):788-91. doi: 10.1038/nn.4301. PubMed PMID: 27135217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4941946.

Johnston ST, Shtrahman M, Parylak S, Gonçalves JT, Gage FH. Paradox of pattern separation and adult neurogenesis: A dual role for new neurons balancing memory resolution and robustness. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2016 Mar;129:60-8. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2015.10.013. Epub 2015 Nov 6.
Vladimir Jovanovic (2013)Miller

(Cauwenberghs)
  
Erik Kaestner (2011)Halgren/Poizner

(Aron)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Halgren E, Kaestner E, Marinkovic K, Cash SS, Wang C, Schomer DL, Madsen JR, Ulbert I. Laminar profile of spontaneous and evoked theta: Rhythmic modulation of cortical processing during word integration. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Sep;76:108-24. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.03.021. PubMed PMID: 25801916; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4575841.

Plank M, Snider J, Kaestner E, Halgren E, Poizner H. Neurocognitive stages of
spatial cognitive mapping measured during free exploration of a large-scale
virtual environment. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb 1;113(3):740-53. doi:
10.1152/jn.00114.2014. PubMed PMID: 25376779.
Jason Keller (2011)Stowers

(Komiyama, duLac*)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Stowers L, Cameron P, and Keller JA (2013). Ominous odors: olfactory control of instinctive fear and aggression in mice. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 23:339-45. PMID: 23415829
​Robert Kim (2016)
​Serences
Megan Kirchgessner (2014)Callaway

(Pineda, Halgren, Pierce)


Landon Klein (2012)Geyer

(Taffe, Koob*)
 Pharmacology Training Grant, 2013-14 
Daniel Knowland (2013)Lim

(Geyer, Bloodgood)
  
Norah Koblesky (2014)Stowers

(Geyer, Hnasko, Lim)



Anastasia Kurnikova (2011)Kleinfeld

(Greenspan, Sejnowski)

NRSA Fellowship
Kurnikova A, Moore JD, Liao SM, Deschênes M, Kleinfeld D. Coordination of Orofacial Motor Actions into Exploratory Behavior by Rat. Curr Biol. 2017 Mar 6;27(5):688-696. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.013. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Deschênes M, Takatoh J, Kurnikova A, Moore JD, Demers M, Elbaz M, Furuta T, Wang F, Kleinfeld D. Inhibition, Not Excitation, Drives Rhythmic Whisking. Neuron. 2016 Apr 20;90(2):374-87. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.03.007. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Deschênes M, Kurnikova A, Elbaz M, Kleinfeld D. Circuits in the Ventral Medulla That Phase-Lock Motoneurons for Coordinated Sniffing and Whisking. Neural Plast. 2016;2016:7493048. doi: 10.1155/2016/7493048. Epub 2016 May 18.

​Molly Kwiatkowski (2016)
​Young
Kelsey Ladt (2014)Ladt
NRSA Fellowship

Pei-Ann Lin (2013)

Isaacson

(S. Leutgeb, Scanziani, Bloodgood)

NSF Graduate Fellowship 
Cindy Liu (2013)PandaNRSA Fellowship
 
Eulanca Liu (2014)Buxton
San Diego Matching Fellowship

Uri Magaram (2014)Chalasani

(Taffe, Isaacson)



Marc Marino (2014)Malinow

(Ellisman, Daneman)

Neuroplasticity of Aging Training Grant

Ethan McBride (2012)Callaway

(Gentner, Miller)

  McBride, E. G., Rubel, E. W. and Wang, Y. (2013), Afferent regulation of chicken auditory brainstem neurons: Rapid changes in phosphorylation of elongation factor 2. J. Comp. Neurol., 521: 1165–1183.
​Jonathan Merritt (2012)
​Neul
Mike Metke (2014)Miller

(Halgren, Pineda)



Jessica Meves (2013)ZhengNeuroplasticity of Aging Training Grant 
Leonardo Minete Cardozo (2013)Mayford

(Spitzer, Scanziani)

LASPAU Fellowship

HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
 
Akinori Mitani (2012)Komiyama

(Sharpee, Scanziani)

Nakagima Fellowship
 
Orlangie Natera (2010)Mobley

(Lipton, Stowers)

Neuroplasticity of Aging Training Grant, 2012-2014 
Stephanie Nelli (2013)Serences

(Yu, Halgren)

San Diego Fellowship

NDSEG Fellowship
JB Cook, SM Nelli, MR Neighbors, DH Morrow, TK O’Buckley, AM Maldonado-Devincci, AL Morrow. Ethanol alters local cellular levels of (3a,5a)-3-hydroxypregnan-20-one (3a,5a-THP) independent of the adrenals in subcortical brain regions. Alcoholism. 2013. PubMed PMID: 24566803. PMCID: PMC4059907

Nelli S, Fraley S, Serences J. Post-stimulus alpha oscillations influence visual discrimination performance. J Vis. 2015 Sep 1;15(12):225. doi: 10.1167/15.12.225. PubMed PMID: 26325913.
​Tunmise Olayinka (2016)
​Muotry / Voytek
Peter Osseward (2014)Pfaff

(Callaway, Xin Jin)



Catie Profaci (2014)Daneman

(Lim, Chalasani)

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Kathleen Quach (2012)Chalasani

(Pierce, Courchesne)

NSF Graduate Fellowship 
Sequoyah Reynoso (2012)Gagneux

(Aron, Anagnostaras, Mayford)

San Diego Fellowship

CARTA Fellowship
Wessel JR, Reynoso HS, Aron AR. Saccade suppression exerts global effects on the motor system. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2013; DOI: 10.1152/jn.002229.2013. PMCID: PMC3742979.
 Burke Rosen (2015)
Halgren

(Voytek, Senjowski, Miller)
  
​Marley Rossa (2016)
Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana (2014)Serences

(Wixted, Squire)


Itthipuripat S, Garcia JO, Rungratsameetaweemana N, Sprague TC, Serences JT. J Neurosci. Changing the spatial scope of attention alters patterns of neural gain in human cortex. 2014 Jan 1;34(1):112-23. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3943-13.2014.
​Junmi Saikia (2016)
​Malinow
Aaron Sampson (2013)Sejnowski

(Coleman, Chalasani)

Tribal Initiatives Fellowship 
Laura Sancho (2012)Bloodgood

(Brewer, Isaacson)

  
Caroline Sferrazza (2015)
Goldstein

(Pierce, Young, Gage)
  
Sahil Shah (2014)Goldberg


Alexandra Smirnov (2015)
Allen

(Malinow, Patrick)
  
Barbara Spencer (2014)Brewer

(Halgren, Pierce)



​Daniel Stern (2015)
​Azim

(DeSa, Aron, X. Jin)
NSF Graduate Fellowship
Patrick Strassmann (2013)Callaway

(Gentner, X. Jin)

  
 Amy Taylor (2016)

San Diego Matching Fellowship
 
Brad Theilman (2014)Gentner

(Mukamel, Sharpee)



Marvin Thielk (2012)

Gentner

(Abarbanel, Sharpee, Chichilnisky*)

 INC Fellowship
 
Ben Throesch (2013)

Baldwin 

(Isaacson, Callaway, Bloodgood)

  
Tammy Tran (2014)Voytek

(Risbrough, Martone)

ARCS Scholar

Kavli Fellowship
Tran TT, Hoffner NC, LaHue SC, Tseng L, Voytek B. Alpha phase dynamics predict
age-related visual working memory decline. Neuroimage. 2016 Dec;143:196-203. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.08.052. PubMed PMID: 27577719.
Vy Vo (2013)Serences

(Reynolds,  Gentner)

NSF Graduate Fellowship Vo VA, Sprague TC, Serences JT. Spatial Tuning Shifts Increase the Discriminability and Fidelity of Population Codes in Visual Cortex.
J Neurosci. 2017 Mar 22;37(12):3386-3401. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3484-16.2017. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Vo VA, Li R, Kornell N, Pouget A, Cantlon JF. Young children bet on their numerical skills: metacognition in the numerical domain. Psychol Sci. 2014 Sep;25(9):1712-21. doi: 10.1177/0956797614538458. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

Geoffrey Weiner (2012)Goldberg

 

Blasker Grant, San Diego Foundation 
​Kevin White, Jr. (2016)
Margot Wohl (2013)

Asahina 

(Gentner, Isaacson, Huberman)

  
Ege Yalcinbas (2015)Gremel

(Rissman, Chalasani)
  
* faculty no longer at UCSD