hlab spring 2017
lab members
Gil Vantomme, Postdoctoral Scholar
My primary research interest is directed at how synapses, the connections between neurons, work to support high cognitive functions and how they are affected in mental diseases such as epilepsy and autism.
FACT: I have been in a dance troupe performing Michael Jackson’s best hits
   
Nicole Agranonik, Research Associate
My primary research interest is in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Currently, I am interested in developing computational tools to identify ASD-like behaviors in rodent models.
FACT: I am an avid Lego builder. My favorite build so far was the 1989 DC Batmobile.
   
Carl Pisaturo, applications engineer
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Xianlan Wen, Postdoctoral Scholar (co-mentored with Merritt Maduke)
   
John Huguenard, Chief of Flannel
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Sung-Soo Jang, Postdoctoral Scholar
I am examining NeuroPeptideY dynamics during seizures using combined electrophysiology and imaging techniques in vitro and in vivo. I am very interested in discovering novel therapies to reverse uncontrolled brain activity in epileptic brain
FACT: I cannot live without COFFEE in the lab (No Coffee, No Gain)
   
Jayashri Viswanathan, Predoctoral student
   
Jacob Hull, Postdoctoral Scholar
My primary research interest is directed at how tiny molecular donuts (voltage gated sodium channels) coordinate tiny molecular lighting (action potentials) both in quantity and patterning in disorders such as epilepsy and intellectual disability. In…
FACT: I am a dedicated re-reader (my max is ~15 times with Lord of the Rings)
   
Gabrielle Devienne, Postdoctoral Scholar
I am currently testing an innovative tool that allows for inhibition of Voltage Gated Sodium Channels with spatiotemporal precision. This is a collaborative project with the Du Bois lab. This tool will then allow me to better understand mechanisms b…
FACT: 私 は 日本語 と 英語 べんきょう お します。
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Trixie, just Trixie
   
Camille Quilgars, Postdoctoral Scholar
My primary research interest is focused on investigating how abnormal neuronal development may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, and exploring the potential of physical activity to attenuate these neuropath…
FACT: I’m the type who brings zucchini to a barbecue