Graduate Students

Norma Hernandez

Norma is interested in how various brain regions, such as the hippocampus, anterior thalamus, and anterior olfactory nucleus, interact to form neural representations of memory. Her studies use various behavioral tasks, in-vivo recordings and optogenetic manipulations to study the real-time functioning of these structures.

David Benjamin Katz

David is a first year PhD student interested in the neural substrates of contextual memory and spatial navigation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences and Physiology & Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut in 2017. David is currently investigating the role of anterior thalamic input on hippocampal representations of space and context using in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics. In his spare time, David enjoys cooking, music, and film.

Dev Laxman Subramanian

Dev is a first year PhD student interested in decoding the neural mechanisms underlying the formation and retrieval of spatial memory. He does neurophysiological recordings to investigate the bidirectional interactions between the Hippocampus and the Retrosplenial Cortex that supports spatial-contextual memory. He also plays Cricket for the Cornell Varsity team.

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