Austin Butler

Degree: B.A., Biology Favorite language: Chimpanzee hooting More about Austin: Austin studied Biology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, primarily focusing on the study of primate behavior and vocalizations. Previous work with chimpanzees has informed his approach to lab safety, primate handling, and behavioral training. Other hobbies include watching or playing …

Sihai Li, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D. Neuroscience Favorite Language: Matlab, Python More about Sihai: Sihai is interested in exploring how neural activity represents higher cognitive functions and manipulates subjects’ behavioral outputs. Before joining the team, Sihai finished his PhD with research illustrating functional specialization of different cortical areas in Working Memory. Email:

Ali Alamri

Degree: B.S., Neuroscience Favorite Language: Python More about Ali: I’m an expert doodle artist and I have never burned a loaf of banana bread in my life. Email:

Vinay Shirhatti, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences and Neuroscience Favorite language: Music Email:

David J. Freedman, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., Systems Neuroscience Professor, Department of Neurobiology Chair, Graduate Program in Computational Neuroscience The University of Chicago Member: Graduate Program in Computational Neuroscience Graduate Program in Neurobiology Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior Email: Curriculum Vitae

Barbara Peysakhovich

Degree: M.S., Behavioral Neurosciences  Favorite Language: Estonian Email:

Suha Chang

Degree: B.S. candidate, Neuroscience Favorite Language: Penguinese Email: 

Oliver Zhu

Degree: B.S., Biochemistry Favorite Language: Classical piano music  More about Oliver: Oliver is interested in how neural mechanisms underlying categorization and decision making are employed and coordinated across multiple brain regions. He also dabbles in the dark arts of artificial neural networks and hopes that it will solve all the problems in his life. Whatever …