Here are the current members of the lab. For lab alumni, follow this link
Principal Investigator: Bill Schafer
am currently writing papers, messing around in the lab,
and thinking about new plans. If you have any questions about the lab,
send me an email!
Research scientist/lab manager: Denise Walker
is working on mechanosensation, as well as keeping the lab running.
Postdoc: Robyn Branicky
Robyn is studying how the egg-laying circuit generates behaviour. She is using genetics, calcium imaging, and pharmacology to understand the roles of particular neurons and neurotransmitters in the function of this motor circuit.
Postdoc: Ithai Rabinowitch
Ithai is studying cross-modal behavioural plasticity. He is also working new approaches for imaging neural activity during behaviour.
Postdoc: Yoshinori Tanizawa
Yoshinori is interested in the effects of monoamines on behavioural states.
Andre is studying mechanosensory neurons and their contributions to behaviour.
Student: Marina Ezcurra
Marina is interested in nociception, and how sensation and adaptation to noxious stimuli are affected by neuropeptides and other modulators.
Graduate Student: Ev
Ev is working on a new tracking system for quantitative analysis of worm behaviour.
Student: Marios Chatzigeorgiou
Marios is working on how mechanosensory neurons sense touch.
Graduate Student: Victoria Butler
Victoria is studying monoamines and behaviour.
Tadas has just joined the lab to work on the quantitative analysis of worm behaviour.
Laura is collecting and analysing behavioural data on worm mutants