Department of Molecular and Cellular biology
Masters Student; ABS in Biomedical Physics
Pedro worked with Roy Harpaz studying the ontogeny of collective behavior of different teleost fish - Danionella, Medaka and zebrafish. Pedro used a combination of behavioral experiments and mathematical models to understand the way species specific swim patterns of individual animals and the animals' natural environments can shape their social interactions.
Masters Student; Delft University of Technology
Laurens’ research focuses on the influence of heart rate on the decision-making process in zebrafish. He combines behavioral experiments with 2-photon imaging.
Masters Student; Physics
Ludwigs-Mazimilians UNiversity, Munich
Paul Paetzold worked on a variety of instrumentation projects ranging from building a modified mesoSPIM light-sheet setup for imaging cleared tissue to the characterization of reflective microscope objectives for imaging neuronal activity in larval zebrafish.
MCO Graduate Student, Harvard University
Nico Herndon worked on building an inverted two-photon microscope for imaging the nodose ganglion in larval zebrafish.
Minh Nguyet Nguyen
Minh worked together with Roy Harpaz studying the way larva zebrafish integrate visual social information from their neighbors to guide their behavioral decisions. The project included behavioral experiments in natural settings and in novel virtual reality assays. Minh also performed imaging investigations of the underlying neural circuits using whole brain 2-photon calcium imaging in behaving animals.
She did her undergrad in Physics, then a master's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. During her Master's, she came to the Engert lab and learned a lot more about neuroscience.
She is now a graduate student at Johns Hopkins in the Potter lab, where they study the olfactory system of the Malaria disease vector - Anopheles.