We receive a collaborative U19 from the BRAIN Initiative, with 6 other labs at Princeton and Davis, to study neural circuit dynamics of working memory and decision-making.
PNI graduate students Ellia and Anna join the lab. Welcome!
Congrats to our graduating seniors – Hee Jae, Jennifer, Duc, Alex – for successfully defending their theses in Physics, MolBio, Psychogy, and Neuroscience!
Congrats to Dr. Hessam Akhlaghpour for a successful PhD thesis defense! Good luck at Rockefeller!
Congrats to Jessica for receiving a Shapiro Award to support her senior thesis research in the lab.
Congrats to Lili for being awarded a travel fellowship for RLDM2017.
Congratulations to Julia on receiving an NRSA fellowship from NIMH!!
Congrats to Weston for being awarded a 2017 NSF GRFP Fellowship!
Congrats to Malu for being awarded a 2017 Allison J. Doupe Fellowship!
Welcome to Scott Bolkan, a new postdoc in the lab! Scott recently completed his PhD at Columbia with Christoph Kellendonk and Josh Gordon.
Great talk by Nathan at Cosyne on prefrontal-accumbens interactions!
Congratulations to Courtney on receiving an NRSA fellowship from NIDA!!
Congrats to Lili on passing her qualifying exam!
Hessam’s paper is published in eLife! The paper is about dissociated stimulus encoding and firing rate sequences in the dorsomedial striatum during spatial working memory. Congrats to Hessam, Clare, Joost, Jennifer, Josh! To celebrate, we went to the Amazing Escape room in Princeton (from which we successfully escaped):
Weston joins the lab for his PhD. Welcome!
Junuk and Joel’s paper on the role of cholinergic interneurons in cocaine-context extinction is published in Neuron–congrats, Joel, Junuk and Clare!
Goodbye celebration after lab meeting for Michelle and Josh … We’ll miss you — good luck in grad school next year!
Michelle turns in her senior thesis and gives an impressive presentation to her committee. Terrific job in the lab!
Paper on dopamine terminal recordings is published in Nature Neuroscience–congrats Nathan, Josh, Courtney, Junuk and Clare!
Malu receives a prestigious Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain postdoctoral fellowship– Congratulations!!!
Priyanka Singh joins the lab as an undergraduate student–welcome, Priyanka!
Julia Cox, who did her PhD in Yang Dan’s lab at UC Berkeley, joins the lab as a postdoc–welcome, Julia!
Junuk, Hessam, Nathan, and Joel present cool posters at SFN! Photo of Hessam presenting his poster on neural recordings in striatum during a spatial working memory task:
Lili Cai joins the lab as a neuroscience graduate student–welcome, Lili!