Graduate Students

Megan Baker

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Megan will join the lab in Fall of 2019 to pursue her PhD in biomedical engineering.  She comes to Purdue after finishing her undergraduate degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry.  She will be researching flexible thin-film electronics to record and decode neural circuit motifs in the brain, specifically focusing on dendritic dynamics. Megan  is a Stephen R. Ash Fellowship Recipient from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

 

Laura Roa  (joint with the Kinzer-Ursem Lab)

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Laura will join the lab in Fall of 2019 to pursue her PhD in biomedical engineering.  She comes to Purdue after finishing her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Biomedical Engineering.  She will be researching and unraveling the biophysical and biochemical properties of dendritic spines using a combination of nano-electrophysiology, two-photon calcium imaging, transmitter uncaging, and modeling. Laura is a Purdue Doctoral Fellowship Recipient and is co-advised by Prof. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem.

 

Shulan Xiao

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Shulan will join the lab in the summer of 2019 to pursue her PhD in biomedical engineering. She comes to Purdue after completing her Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. She majored in optoelectronics during this phase. Her research interests include integrated optical devices, microscopy and neuroscience. She will be researching dendritic dynamics during behavior using a combination of in vivo whole-cell and single-unit electrophysiology, two-photon calcium imaging, and optogenetics.