The Team

Vijay Namboodiri, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator:

Vijay received his B.Tech. in Engineering Physics from IIT-Bombay (Mumbai, India) in 2008, Ph.D. in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under Dr. Marshall G Hussain Shuler in 2015, and completed his postdoctoral research with Dr. Garret Stuber at UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Washington Schools of Medicine in 2020.

Mingkang Zhou, B.S.

Junior Specialist:

Mingkang received her B.S. in Neuroscience (Hons) and Psychology from University of Washington. She worked for 1.5 years in the lab of Dr. Michael Bruchas studying the neuronal mechanisms of pain/stress.

Brenda Wu, B.S.

Junior Specialist:

Brenda received her B.S. in Biopsychology (Distinction) and a minor in Applied Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. As an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Ron Keiflin's lab, she used histological tools to investigate the neural dynamics underlying context-dependent reward learning.