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People List - Alumni

Zahra M. Dhanerawala
B.Sc.
Alumna: Research Specialist

Zahra is a Research Specialist working in the Wang lab as part of BRAIN COGS at Princeton University. She joined the lab after completing her B.Sc. at Simmons College and senior thesis work at Harvard Medical School. She is interested in using viral tracing, microscopy, and computational…

Yuhang Chen
Alumnus: Graduate Student

Yuhang Chen is a graduate student in the Quantitative and Computational Biology program. His interests lie in the interface of neuroscience and biophysics. He is currently studying the cerebellar contributions to spontaneous behaviors by modeling the motions of freely moving mice using technologies in computer vision and machine learning.

Ugne Klibaite
Ph.D.
Alumna: Postdoc 2018-2019, together with Josh Shaevitz
Thomas J. Pisano
Alumnus: M.D./Ph.D. Student until 2019
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow

Tom Pisano is an M.D./Ph.D. student and a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow in the Wang Lab. His research concerns the long distance connectivity of the posterior cerebellum. His research uses a combination of viral tracers, computational neuroanatomy, machine learning and whole brain clearing techniques to look at the topographical…

Sara Guariglia
Ph.D.
Alumna; Autism Research Manager

Sara is an Autism Research Manager who joined the lab after completing her doctoral studies in developmental neurotoxicology at CUNY and her work as an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University.  In the Wang Lab, she is using her background in imaging and behavior to study the role of the cerebellum on neocortical…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Ben Deverett
Alumnus; M.D./Ph.D. Student until 2019

Ben studied cerebellar roles in decision-making and working memory using an evidence accumulation paradigm. His work includes two-photon calcium imaging, optogenetic manipulations, and behavior modeling.