Supported Researchers

J. Douglas Tan Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

In honor of J. Douglas Tan, these fellowships support postdocs for up to two years of research on autism.

Ying Jiang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Jasanoff Lab 

Ying Jiang works on development and application of neural circuit-specific imaging tools for functional MRI to understand the brain circuits for face processing in primates.

Jinyoung Kang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Boyden Lab

Jinyoung is developing and applying expansion microscopy technology for revealing synapse configurations with ~15 nm resolution in health and disease models.

Menglong Zeng

Postdoctoral Fellow, Feng Lab

Menglong Zeng is understanding the molecular language that brain cells use to communicate with each other, and how it goes awry in the context of various brain disorders.

Y. Eva Tan Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

In honor of Y. Eva Tan, these fellowships support graduate students or postdocs for up to two years of research and development in molecular therapeutics.

Valerio Francioni

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harnett Lab

Valerio Francioni combines in vivo subcellular imaging with brain-computer interfaces to study how dendrites shape the activity of cortical circuits during learning.

Miaomiao Jin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wang Lab

Miaomiao Jin studies pain anticipation and perception and identifies brain circuits that underlie self-stimulatory behavior​s that can ease pain.

Yuting Ke

Postdoctoral Fellow, Jasanoff Lab

Yuting Ke works on the optimization of genetically encoded fMRI probes and their applications to cellular and circuit-level neuroimaging in multiple animal models.

Brain-Body Center Fellowship Program

The K. Lisa Yang Brain-Body Center offers two years of support for graduate students or postdoctoral researchers investigating neurobiological mechanisms and therapies that interlink a healthy mind and healthy body, including gut-brain interactions, aging, pain and acupuncture.

Itay Fayer

Graduate Student – Jasanoff Lab

Itay Fayer’s research explores brain-body interactions in vivo using MRI-based methods.

Sreeparna Pradhan

Postdoctoral Fellow – Flavell Lab

Sreeparna Pradhan studies the role of neuropeptides in gut-brain communication, and their effects on animal behavior and physiology.

Center for Bionics Fellowship Program

The K. Lisa Yang Center for Bionics provides fellowships for graduate students developing novel neural-mechanical interfaces for control of bionic limbs.

Nick Barry

Graduate Student Fellow, Boyden Lab

Nick Barry is developing a platform for ultra-high-throughput library-on-library screening of designed proteins with potential applications in antibody maturation, immunogenicity prediction, enzyme engineering, viral escape prediction, and proteomics.

ICoN Center Fellowship Program

The K. Lisa Yang Integrative Computational Neuroscience Center offers two year fellowships for graduate students and postdocs to work collaboratively across neuroscience disciplines and develop computational models based on data acquired from molecular, physiological, imaging and behavioral experiments.

Fabio Catania

Postdoctoral Fellow – Ghosh, Gabrieli, & Seethapathi Labs

Fabio Catania focuses on understanding the behaviors and communication patterns of autistic people through the lens of human-robot interaction.

Antoine De Comite

Postdoctoral Fellow – Feng & Seethapathi Labs

Antoine De Comite aims at developing comparative models of naturalistic motor control across species and populations.

Lakshmi Govindarajan

Postdoctoral Fellow – McDermott and Fiete Lab

Lakshmi Govindarajan’s research draws from modern statistical tools to provide computational accounts of the interface between perceptual and cognitive processes in biological systems.

Abhiram Iyer

Postdoctoral Fellow – DiCarlo, Fiete, & Harnett Lab

Abhiram Iyer works on computational models of neocortical microcircuits and dendrites to construct more biologically plausible learning rules as an alternative to traditional deep learning.

Maedbh King

Postdoctoral Fellow – Ghosh and Gabrieli Lab

Maedbh King focuses on building computational models that integrate biological and behavioral information to develop risk predictors of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Michelangelo Naim

Postdoctoral Fellow – Yang and Graybiel Lab

Michelangelo Naim uses machine learning tools to model memory, behavior and learning principles of the brain.​

Aran Nayebi

Postdoctoral Fellow – Jazayeri, Halassa, and Yang Labs

Aran Nayebi’s interests lie at the intersection of systems neuroscience and artificial intelligence, where he uses tools from deep learning and large-scale data analysis to reverse engineer neural circuits.

Gal Raz

Graduate Student – Saxe, Frank, and Tenenbaum Labs 

Gal Raz is interested in how humans and infants choose to focus their visual attention and how to make computational models to explain this.

Noga Zaslavsky

Postdoctoral Fellow – Levy, Fedorenko, and Yang Labs

Noga Zaslavsky’s research aims to understand language, learning, and reasoning from first principles, building on ideas and methods from machine learning and information theory.

Chengxu Zhuang

Postdoctoral Fellow – Saxe & Fedorenko labs

Chengxu Zhuang is building ecologically plausible AI models and using these models to better understand brain functions.

Yang Post-Baccalaureate Program

This program provides two years of paid laboratory experience, mentorship and education to prepare recent college graduates, from backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience, for applications to top graduate and medical schools.

Alex Negron

Fiete Lab

Alex Negron is using artificial recurrent neural networks trained on simulated cognitive tasks to answer what architectural and algorithmic principles are fundamental to the way brains and machines learn.

Zoe Pearce

Wang Lab

Zoe Pearce’s research project focuses on defining the inputs and outputs of the primary somatosensory cortex through virus tracing method.