Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Geffen Laboratory of
Auditory Coding

Lab Members


Postdocs

Linda Garami, PhD

Linda Garami, PhD

Ph.D. Eovos Lorand University, Budapest, 2016; Masters cognitive psychology, Eotvos Lorand University, 2010.

Linda is studying the neuronal code for regularity and violations of expectation in audition.


Youngmin Park, Ph.D.

Youngmin Park, Ph.D.

​Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Applied Mathematics, 2018; B.S. Applied Math Case Western, 2013

Youngmin is studying the mathematics for neuronal dynamics in the auditory cortex.


Melanie Tobin, Ph.D.

Melanie Tobin, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Institut Curie, Paris, 2016; Master 2 ENS Ulm, Paris, 2012; License and Master 1 in Physics, ENS Cachan, 2011

Melanie is studying the biophysics of excitatory-inhibitory neuronal interactions.


Katherine Wood, Ph.D.

Katherine Wood, Ph.D.

Ph.D. University College London, Neuroscience 2015; M.Sc. University College London, 2010; MBiochem Oxford University, 2006

Kath is studying the neuronal mechanisms for perceptual generalization with different learning strategies.


Alexandria Lesicko, Ph.D

Alexandria Lesicko, Ph.D

Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Neuroscience 2018; B.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Molecular and Cellular Biology 2012

Alex is studying how inactivation of the auditory cortico-collicular pathway affects stimulus specific adaptation in the inferior colliculus.



Research Specialist

Tyler Ling

Tyler Ling

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience 2018. 



Graduate Students

Jennifer Blackwell, Neuroscience Graduate Group

Jennifer Blackwell, Neuroscience Graduate Group

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2012, Mathematics

Jennifer studies the function of the auditory cortex and cortico-collicular feedback in auditory perception.


Chris Angeloni, Psychology Graduate Group

Chris Angeloni, Psychology Graduate Group

B.S. Lafayette College, 2012, Neuroscience

Chris is studying neuronal mechanisms of hearing in the presence of noise in behaving mice.


Solymar Rolon Martinez, Neuroscience Graduate Group

Solymar Rolon Martinez, Neuroscience Graduate Group

B.S., M.S. University of Puerto Rico, 2012, Biomedical Sciences and Anatomy

Solymar is studying the role of amygdala-thalamic projections in auditory behavior.


Aaron Williams, M.D-Ph.D student, Neuroscience Graduate Group

Aaron Williams, M.D-Ph.D student, Neuroscience Graduate Group

B.A.  Stanford University, 2015, Human Biology

Aaron is studying the excitatory-inhibitory interactions in the auditory brainstem.


Xiaomao Ding, Neuroscience Graduate Group

Xiaomao Ding, Neuroscience Graduate Group

B.S. University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Xiaomao is studying how excitatory-inhibitory interactions affect cortical dynamics and controllability.


David Lozano

David Lozano
Rotation Student

B.S. Michigan State University, 2017, Neuroscience and Psychology

 


Collaborators

Ethan Goldberg, CHOP/Penn

Judit Gervain, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Paris V/CRNS

Diego A. Laplagne, Brain Institute, UFRN

Yale E. Cohen, Penn Otorhinolaryngology

Brian Litt, Penn Bioengineering

Danielle Bassett, Penn Bioengineering

Eleni Katifori, Penn Physics

Geffen Lab Alumni

Karmi Oxman, M.Sc. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Agroecology, 2017; B.A. Oberlin College, Biology, 2012. Research technician 2017-2019

Dashiell Ridolphi-Starr, Penn class of 2017, research technician 2017-2018, now post-bac

Ryan Natan, Ph.D. neuroscience 2016, now postdoctoral fellow at Janelia HHMI

John Briguglio, Ph.D. physics 2016, now postdoctoral fellow at Janelia HHMI

Mark Aizenberg, Postdoctoral Researcher, now research associate at CHOP and photographer

Isaac Carruthers, Ph.D. physics 2015, now quantitative researcher at Quantitative Brokers, NYC

Winnie Rao, lab technician 2015-17, now medical student at Drexel University

Laetitia Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, research technician 2011-15, now Ph.D. student at Cornell University

​Adetokunbo Obayemi, medical student 2015, now resident at New York Presbyterian in Otolarayngology

Undergraduates

General Lee, Penn Computational Neuroscience Summer Program
Norbert Cruz, Penn Biomedical Science Summer Program
Liana Cheung, Penn Class of 2012
Lisa Liu, Penn Class of 2014
Danielle Mohabir,  Penn Class of 2015
Andrew Davis, Penn Class of 2013
Anh Nguyen, Penn Class of 2015
Josh Margolis, Penn Class of 2014
Andrew Chen, Penn Class of 2018
Nitay Caspi, Penn Class of 2019
​Sara Jones, Penn Class of 2016