Lab Team

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Principal Investigator

Thomas Hnasko

Thomas Hnasko, PhD
Tom Hnasko received his PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior from the University of Washington in 2006 for his work in the laboratory of Richard Palmiter. He continued his studies as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF in the lab of Robert Edwards, joining the Neurosciences faculty at UCSD in 2012.


Lab Manager



W. Scott Conrad, B.S.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
UC Santa Cruz


Postdoctoral Fellows 


Vivien Zell
thomas steinkellner



​Lauren Faget
PhD Neuroscience
University of Strasbourg
BRF Young Investigator
Vivien Zell
PhD Neuroscience
University of Strasbourg
NIDA-INSERM Fellow
K99 Awardee
​Thomas Steinkellner
PhD Pharmacology
University of Vienna
Schrödinger Fellow
K99 Awardee





​Shelley Warlow
PhD Biopsychology
University of Michigan
NRSA F32 Fellow

Lulu Fernández de Cossío Gómez
PhD Neuroscience
McGill University


​Sarthak Singhal
PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Florida

Graduate Students




Cody Sargent
Biology Masters Program
UCSD
Lucie Oriol
Biomedical Sciences Program
UCSD


Undergraduate Students & Interns




Aimee Aviles
Physiology &
Neuroscience
UCSD
Athenea Aloiau
UCSD
Wen-Chun Lee
National Taiwan University

Alumni

Lab Managers



Nicholas Mauricio
Alex Johnson


Nicholas Mauricio
Alex JohnsonLizzie Souter
Graduate Students

Julie Bailly

Navarre Gutierrez-Reed


Julie Bailly
M. Ali Shenasa
Navarre Gutierrez-Reed


Jinyi Duan
Katie Fife

Xinyi Katherine Shen
Katie Fife
Postdoctoral Fellows




Ji Hoon Yoo
 Adam McPherson
Jon Heston
Rotation Students
Claire Geddes
Melissa Galinato
Michael


Claire Geddes
Melissa Galitano
Michael Baughn
Shannan McClain

Bankole Aladesuyi

Bankole Aladesuyi
Sarah Ur

Eric WangGokhan Senturk
Bankole AladesuyiSarah Ur




Norah Koblesky



Conall Sauvey




Alex Jones
Norah Koblesky 
Conall Sauvey 
Sean Harvey
Undergraduate Students & Interns
Jonathan WuReed Ressler
Jinyi Duan
Jinyi Duan

Johnathan Wu
Reed Ressler
​Jinyi (Jane) Duan
Michelle Tran 


Maya Ellisman
Laura Alarcon


Nivedita Ramajayam
Maya Ellisman
Laura AlarconTauni Kovacich






​Alex Friedman
Mustafa Baqai
Nicholas Bavafa​
Cindy Punta



Surya Swaroop