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Kristina Simmons

Kristina Simmons was a graduate student in the Neuroscience Department. She used multi-electrode array experiments to study retinal adaptation to stimulus statistics.  Kristina is moving into a career in health policy.

Jan Homann

was a graduate student in the Physics Department and used experimental and theoretical approaches to study local microcircuits in the retina system.  He is currently a postdoc at Princeton University investigating information processing in the visual cortex.

John Beausang

John Beausang was a graduate student in the Physics Department. He has worked on a variety of experimental and theoretical problems in tethered particle motion and molecular motors.   John is presently a postdoc at Stanford.

Jason Prentice

Jason Prentice was a graduate student in the Physics Department working on problems in neuroscience. He worked on a variety of theoretical problems including location coding by place cells, and does multi-electrode array experiments.  He is currently a C.V. Starr Fellow in the Princeton Neurosciences Institute.

Josh Merel

Josh Merel was an undergraduate in the Biological Basis of Behavior program.  His senior thesis involved two directions of research: (1) the statistics of shapes in natural scenes and the representation of shapes in Inferotemporal Cortex, and (2) possible algorithms for goal-directed navigation based on the representation of location by hippocampal place cells.  He is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience at Columbia.

Pavel Konov

Pavel Konov was an undergraduate majoring in Philosophy and Physics.   He worked on population coding in the retina

Gasper Tkacik

was a postdoc in the lab who finished his PhD in Physics at Princeton University in 2007. He is studying how biological networks process information and has applied information theory to understand aspects of retinal processing, early morphogenesis in the fruit fly embryo, and signal transduction in cellular networks. His other research interests include the statistics of natural scenes, collective behaviors in biology, the dynamics of evolutionary adaptation and, recently, questions about the evolution of natural languages.  He is currently a professor and group leader at the Institute for Science and Technology, Austria.

Dutch Ratliff

was a graduate student in the lab.  His thesis was on theoretical models of retinal organization. He is currently in the laboratory of Steve DeVries at Northwestern University.

Patrick Garrigan

was a postdoc in the lab.  He worked on the organization of the cone mosaic and efficient coding in the retina.   He is currently a professor at St. Joseph’s University in the psychology department and works on problems in perception.

Bart Borghuis

worked on retinal structure and function. He then worked in the laboratories of Anthony Leonardo at Janelia Farms and Jon Demb at Yale.

Prashant Purohit

worked on mechanics of DNA, including DNA looping. He is currently a professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn.

Kevin Towles

worked on the DNA looping, including the first principles calculation of looping probability.

Igor Kulic

worked on transport in the cytoplasm. He is currently at CNRS in Strasbourg, after his postdoctoral work in the lab of L Mahadevan (Harvard).

Kees Storm

worked on mechanical properties of DNA. He is currently a professor at TU Eindhoven.

Yi Chen

worked on repulsion of oppositely-charged colloidal objects.

J David Moroz

worked on a variety of problems in soft matter physics.

Martin Zapotocky

is currently heading a research group at MPI Complex Systems in Dresden.

Thomas R. Powers

has worked on the biophysics of membranes and vesicles. He is currently a professor at Brown University.

Eugene Wong

is currently a tenured professor at University of Western Ontario.