Lab Members

Jan Kaminski, PhD
Project Scientist

Jan Kaminski, PhD, received his doctorate at the Nencki Institute for experimental biology in Warshaw, Poland.

Clayton Mosher, PhD
Project Scientist

Clayton Mosher, PhD, received his doctorate in neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

Aneta Brzezicka, PhD
Research Associate III

Aneta Brzezicka, PhD, received her doctorate from the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland and is currently a Kosciuszko Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Cedars-Sinai.

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.

Umit Keles, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Umit Keles, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in physics from Bilkent University in Turkey.

Juri Minxha, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Juri Minxha, PhD, began in the Rutishauser Lab as a visiting graduate student. He received his doctorate in computation and neural systems from 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.

Danielle Beam
Research Associate II

Danielle Beam received a bachelor of arts in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Stanford University in California.

Cooper Penner
Research Associate II

Cooper Penner received a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of arts in contemplative studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jordan Feldman
Research Intern

Jordan Feldman is a student at Milken Community High School.

Matthew Chen
Research Intern

Matthew Chen received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and society from Cornell University, graduating with honors and distinction.


Alumni Lab Members

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127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048