Previous members

Bio

Predoctoral Trainees

  • Darlene Archer, PhD (2011 – 2019); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied the interactions between stimulus contrast and extraclassical suppression in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, SUNY College of Optometry.
  • Joe Huff, MS (2013 – 2016), Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis, Studied the psychophysics and neural mechanisms of contrast adaptation and binocular integration. Current position: Professional Chef.
  • Benjamin S. Lankow, PhD (2008 – 2016); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied the neural basis of binocular combination. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, UC Davis.
  • Caitlin W. Kiley, PhD (2008 – 2015); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied the mechanisms of retinogeniculate plasticity in the adult and developing lateral geniculate nucleus. Current position: Adjunct Professor, Endicott College.
  • Andre Bastos, PhD (2008 – 2013); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied the dynamic interactions between cortical areas during spatial attention and the role of rhythmic activity in facilitating interareal communication. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, MIT.
  • Bartlett Moore IV, PhD (2002 – 2010); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied plasticity of visual responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus and the roles of ON and OFF channels and stimulus temporal frequency in the construction of direction selective responses in visual cortex. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, McGovern Medical School, UT Houston; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lone Star College, TX.
  • Daniel Rathbun, PhD (2002 – 2009); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied spike timing and information transmission at the retino-geniculate synapse. Current position: Principal Investigator, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tubingen, Germany.
  • Henry J. Alitto, PhD (2000 – 2006); Neuroscience Graduate Program, UC Davis. Studied visual processing in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus with an emphasis on the mechanisms underlying extraclassical suppression, burst/tonic activity and attentional modulation. Current position: Project Scientist, UC Davis.

Postdoctoral Trainees

  • Yuelu Lu (2013 – 2017). Studies dynamic network interactions mediating shifts in feature-based visual attention. Current Position: Data Analyst
  • Chao Sun (2008 – 2013). Studied the visual physiology of developing M and P retinal ganglion cells before birth. Current Position: Optometrist, Woodland, CA.
  • Henry Alitto (2006 – 2006). Studied attentional modulation of LGN neurons. Current position: Project Scientist, UC Davis.
  • Farran Briggs (2004 – 2010). Studied the functional properties of corticothalamic neurons and the influence of spatial attention on geniculocortical communication. Current position: Associate Professor, University of Rochester.
  • Michael P. Sceniak (2001 – 2004). Studied the contribution of intrinsic membrane properties on the spiking activity of cortical neurons. Current position: Research Scientist, Central Michigan University

Other trainee(s)

  • Tucker Fisher (2012-2014). Current position: PhD candidate at Stanford.
  • Corey Ziemba. Current position: Post Doc at UT Austin.

Staff

  • Philip Baruel
  • Kelly Henning
  • James Stone
  • Deborah van der List
  • Conor Weatherford