Jude Mitchell, Lab Director |
Jude is an assistant professor in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) department at the University of Rochester. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD (mentored by David Zipser), and was a postdoc at the Salk Institute with John Reynolds. His research uses systems neuroscience and computational approaches towards understanding visual perception, attention, and eye movements.
Garrett W. Bunce, Research Assistant |
I received a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2016. Throughout my undergraduate career I have worked in several neuroscience research labs with focuses ranging from Alzheimer’s diagnosis to optimal neural decoding strategies. During the last semester of my undergraduate career I joined Jude Mitchell’s lab as a research assistant. Currently I am working on two main projects: developing flexible chronic probes for long term single unit isolations, and identification of neurons expressing channel rhodopsin in mouse cortex.
Shaun L. Cloherty, Visiting Scientist
Shaun L. Cloherty is visiting scientist from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He received a BE in Aerospace Avionics from the Queensland University (Brisbane, Australia), a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), and is currently a Research Fellow at Monash University. His primary research interests include, system identification and modelling of functional circuits and information processing in the visual system, and the neural basis of perception and behaviour.
Shanna Coop, Graduate Student |
Shanna is a graduate student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program with a B.S. degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside. She uses a combination of psychophysics, electrophysiology, and neuroanatomy to study both marmoset social behaviors and the visual system. Her primary research focuses on active visual search and tracking in natural contexts, basic eye-movement mechanisms and social behaviors, such as gaze following and joint attention.
Dina Knoedl, Lab Tech |
Sunwoo Kwon, Graduate Student |
Sunwoo Kwon is currently a PhD graduate student in the Deparmtent of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and M.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His primary research interests include, center-surround interactions, lateral interactions, information processing of motion, motion perception, pre-saccadic shift of attention, saccadic eye movements, and covert spatial attention.