The Team

Vijay Mohan K Namboodiri, Ph.D.

Scott Alan Myers Endowed Professor

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.

Huijeong Jeong, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher:

Huijeong received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Science from KAIST (Daejeon, South Korea). During her Ph.D. training under the supervision of Dr. Min Whan Jung, she studied different roles of neuronal subtypes in the prefrontal cortex underlying working memory and behavioral flexibility.

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.

Ahmed Morsi

Undergrad Researcher:

Ahmed is a Senior at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on biochemistry. He is working on behavioral experiments and setting up data extraction pipelines for future experiments.

Vincent Lee

Undergrad Researcher:

Vincent is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Molecular Environmental Biology with a concentration in Environment and Human Health. He is helping with behavioural experiments to better understand associative learning and eventually addictive behaviour.