Lab Members

Tomas Aquino
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech CNS)

Tomas Aquino is a graduate student in the Computation and Neural Systems Program at the California Institute of Technology and previously studied at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he received a bachelor of science in molecular sciences.

Emily Choi
Research Intern (Caltech SURF)

Emily is an undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology.

Hristos Courellis
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech MD/PhD)

Hristos Courellis is an MD/PhD student in the UCLA/Caltech MSTP. He is currently pursuing his PhD in bioengineering at Caltech. He received his BS and MS in bioengineering at UC San Diego.

Jonathan Daume, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jonathan Daume, PhD, received his doctorate in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University Hamburg in Germany. He is currently a Leopoldina Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Zhongzheng "Brooks" Fu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhongzheng Fu, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar. He received his doctorate in control and dynamical systems from the California Institute of Technology in 2018 and his bachelor of science in physics from the University of Hong Kong in 2012.

Mahideremariyam Gessesse
Research Intern (Caltech SURF)

Mahider is an undergraduate student at the California Institute of Technology.

Maria del Mar "Mar" Yebra Granados, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mar Yebra, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar who received her doctorate in biomedical engineering at the Centre for Biomedical Technology in Madrid, Spain.

Robert Kim, MD, PhD
Resident (Neurology)

Robert received his MD and PhD from UCSD, where he worked with Terry Sejnowski. He is part of the MSTP program and is conducting research on computational modelling of memory processes.

Michael Kyzar
Research Associate II

Michael Kyzar received a bachelor of science degree in computational neuroscience from USC.

Evan Layher, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

Evan received his PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara and his BS in Psychology and Neurobiology from the University of California Davis. He is currently a joint postdoc between the Rutishauser lab and the Miller Lab at UCSB.

Stephen Meisenhelter, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Stephen Meisenhelter, PhD, received his doctorate in neuroscience at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Kevin Mei
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech CNS)

Kevin Mei is a graduate student in the Computation and Neural Systems Program at the California Institute of Technology. He received a bachelor of arts in neuroscience and English from Amherst College.

Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

Nuttida received her PhD from UCSD in 2020, her MS from UCSD in 2016, and her BA in Mathematics and Neuroscience from Middlebury College in 2014. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar with Terry Sejnowski and Ueli Rutishauser.

Varun Wadia
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech Neurobiology)

Varun Wadia is a graduate student in the Neurobiology Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2015, he received a bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

Wenying Zhu
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech CNS)

Wenying Zhu is a graduate student in the Computation and Neural Systems Program at the California Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology at Emory University.


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