LAB MEMBERS

 

JULIA BASSO, PH.D.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Dr. Julia C. Basso has long been interested in the intersection and intercommunication between the brain and body. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College in 2005 with a dual degree in Neuroscience and Dance, after which she went on to complete her Ph.D. in Behavioral and Neural Science at Rutgers University in 2012. Her doctoral research, conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Joan I. Morrell, examined the behavior of and neural substrates underlying the motivation for physical activity in the rodent. In December 2012 she joined the Suzuki Laboratory to investigate the effects of exercise on learning and memory systems of the brain in humans.

 

SHIH-PI KU, PH.D.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Dr. Shih-pi Ku received her B.S. in Zoology at National Taiwan University and her M.A. in Neural and Behavioral Science at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.  She also received her Ph.D. from the department of Neurophysiology at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics under the supervision of Professor Nikos K. Logothetis.  She joined the Suzuki lab as a post-doctoral fellow in the fallof 2011 and is studying the interactions between the hippocampus and striatum during new associative learning.

CHRISTEN CROSTA, B.S.

LABORATORY MANAGR

Christen graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neural Science and a Minor in American Sign Language and Psychology.  She began her work at the Suzuki lab as an undergraduate researcher in 2014 and received a Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) grant award to study how the intensity of an acute bout of exercise affects learning, memory, cognition and mood at the behavioral and electrophysiological level.  Before returning to the Suzuki lab as lab manager in 2016 Christen worked as a research technician at the Carew Lab, where she explored learning and memory at the molecular level.  She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Neuroscience. 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Victoria Jade Ende
Dhara Kadakia
Marissa Raskin
Paul Sehmbey
Ronak Trivedi
Andrew A Wang
Tangirul Islam
Josh Choi
Julia Canick (Summer 2016) 
Samantha Marie Muyalde (Summer 2016)
Michael Yang (Summer 2016)
Rafael Otero (Summer 2016)
Mahalya Gogerly Moragoda (Summer 2016)
Sophia Allen (Summer 2016)
Jessica Basso (Summer 2016)

ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL

Zach Psaras, Computer Programmer
Tom Wang, Volunteer