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Marlies Oostland
Ph.D.
Alumna: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Marlies is a postdoctoral research associate who joined the lab following postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and graduate research at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). She is now combining her expertise of in vivo electrophysiology with the lab's expertise in cognitive function of the cerebellum. She is…

Laura Lynch
Ph.D.
Lab Manager
Office
PNI A92B
Kelly Seagraves
Ph.D.
Alumna: C.V. Starr Fellow

Kelly Seagraves is now a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of State. Prior to that she was a C.V. Starr Fellow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, where her research focused on better understanding social learning using behavioral and lightsheet microscopy techniques.

Katelyn Ryu
Undergraduate Student

 

Katelyn is an undergraduate student at Princeton, majoring in Neuroscience with a certificate in Computer Science. She is interested in studying social play behavior development in mice using multi-animal pose tracking techniques (SLEAP) at the Wang Lab. 

Junuk Lee
Ph.D
Alumnus: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Junuk is a postdoctoral research associate who joined the lab following earlier postdoctoral research at Princeton University and Stanford University, and graduate research at Seoul National University (South Korea). He is interested in the role of neuromodulators on synaptic and neuronal properties in the deep cerebellar nuclei.

John R. Wuethrich
A.A.
Alumnus: Research Specialist

John is a research specialist who is training animals on behavioral tasks to support several Wang lab members. 

John D'Uva
B.Sc.
Alumnus: Research Specialist

John graduated with a B.S. from the University of Miami where he majored in Economics and concentrated on topics in Econometrics and Game Theory. He later withdrew from his career as an Equities Trader on Wall Street to pursue his interests in Data Science and Bioinformatics. John will be applying his passion for quantitative analysis by…

Jessica Verpeut
Ph.D.
Alumna: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jessica is a postdoctoral research associate who joined the lab following her graduate research at Rutgers University. She is interested in understanding how normal maturation of the neocortex requires lobule-specific cerebellar activity. Jessica investigates posterior cerebellum influence on flexible and social behavior using chemogenetic…

Henk-Jan Boele
M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office
PNI A84H

Henk-Jan Boele, MD PhD, is a visiting researcher at PNI and an assistant professor at Erasmus University Medical Center. During his postdoctoral fellowship in the Wang Lab (2018-2021) he studied the effects of early-life cerebellar damage on autism developmental trajectories, using multi-photon imaging of dendritic spines in the neocortex. In…

Gerard Joey Broussard
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office
PNI A84H

Joey is a postdoctoral research associate who joined the lab following his graduate research at University of California, Davis. His research is focused on uncovering the principles of information encoding in the parallel fiber to Purkinje cell pathway of the cerebellum. He develops and utilizes novel genetically encoded tools and optical…

Frederick d'Oleire Uquillas
Graduate Student

Frederick's research focuses on better understanding how the connections between the cerebellum and the neocortex in the brain change as people grow older. Through his research at Harvard Medical School, where he explored neuroimaging indicators of age-related changes, he has garnered recognition from platforms such as CNN, the L.A. Times, and…

Esra Sefik
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office
PNI A84F

Esra is a postdoctoral research associate and a C.V. Starr Fellow at Princeton, who joined the Wang lab following her doctoral training in neuroscience and psychiatric genetics at Emory University. She is interested in exploring the cerebellum's role in neural circuits underlying non-motor functions, with a particular focus on the long-distance…

Dafina Pacuku
B.Sc.
Alumna: Research Specialist

Dafina is a Rutgers University graduate, with a B.A. in genetics. Her exposure to neuroscience began as an undergraduate, where she served as an assistant to a laboratory at the Brain Health Institute in Piscataway. She currently assists researchers in the Wang lab with various tasks, but mainly she accumulates data by carrying out behavioral…

Caroline Jung
M.A.
Research Specialist
Office: PNI A92B
Caroline is a Research Specialist in the Wang Lab who joined following behavioral and biochemical research at NYU School of Medicine. She is a NYU (M.A.) and Rutgers University (B.A.) graduate, with interest in rodent surgery and behavior.
Callan O'Shea
Graduate Student
Office: PNI A67H

Callan is a graduate student in Molecular Biology under the Rutgers-Princeton M.D./Ph.D. program. Before coming to Princeton, Callan's research involved work in psychiatric epigenomics at Mount Sinai and Yale with a focus on cell type-specific chromatin remodeling in schizophrenia. They are broadly interested in investigating cerebellar…