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Lab Team

Principal Investigator

Thomas Hnasko

Thomas Hnasko, PhD
Tom Hnasko received his PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior from the University of Washington in 2006 for his work in the laboratory of Richard Palmiter. He continued his studies as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF in the laboratories of Robert Edwards and Howard Fields until joining the Neurosciences faculty at UCSD in 2012.

Lab Manager


Elizabeth Souter, B.S.
Neuroscience
Colgate College


Postdoctoral Fellows

thomas steinkellner
Vivien Zell
Thomas Steinkellner
PhD Pharmacology
University of Vienna
Schrödinger Fellow
 Lauren Faget 
PhD Neuroscience
University of Strasbourg
BRF Young Investigator
Vivien Zell
PhD Neuroscience
Univ of Luxembourg & Strasbourg
NIDA-INSERM Fellow
 
Jon Heston
PhD Neuroscience
UCLA
Bumpus Fellow


 Graduate Students

Katie Fife
Jinyi Duan
Katie Fife
Neuroscience
NSF Fellow
  Xinyi 'Katherine' Shen
Biology Masters Program

Undergraduate Students

     
Mustafa Baqai
Physiology &
Neuroscience
UCSD
Nicholas Bavafa
Bioinformatics
UCSD
Surya Swaroop
Biochem & Cell Bio
UCSD

       



 

Rotation Students

Bankole Aladesuyi
Norah Koblesky
Eric Wang
BMS
Gokhan Senturk
Biology
Shannan McClain
MSTP
Norah Koblesky 
Neurosciences
Bankole Aladesuyi Michael Melissa Galinato Claire Geddes
Bankole Aladesuyi
Neurosciences
Michael Baughn
BMS
Melissa Galitano
Neurosciences
Claire Geddes 
Neurosciences

Conall Sauvey
Sarah Ur
Alex Jones
BMS
Conall Sauvey
BMS
Sarah Ur
BMS

Alumni

Nicholas Mauricio
Alex Johnson Jonathan Wu Julie Bailly
Nicholas Mauricio
Alex Johnson
Ji Hoon Yoo  Johnathan Wu
Julie Bailly

Jinyi Duan Jinyi Duan Reed Ressler
Michelle Tran 
Jinyi (Jane) Duan 
Reed Ressler

Cindy Punta

Nivedita Ramajayam
Maya Ellisman Laura Alarcon
Maya Ellisman
Laura Alarcon
Tauni Kovacich
M. Ali Shenasa 

 Adam McPherson
Navarre Gutierrez-Reed
Navarre
Gutierrez-Reed