I am a tenure track junior professor for Neurobiology of Vocal Communication. My lab will study the neural basis of flexible song sequencing. I did my postdoc with Michael Brainard at UCSF studying context-dependent song learning in Bengalese finches. As a PhD student with Andreas Nieder at the University of Tübingen we established electrophysiology in crows to study the neural basis of executive control in birds. I did the lab work for my master’s thesis with Michale Fee at MIT, recording the development of respiratory patterns for song in juvenile zebra finches.
I'm a BS-MS graduate from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India. I have always been interested in neuroethology and have worked with Dr. Raghav Rajan on zebra finches in IISER Pune. I did my master's thesis with Dr. Daniela Vallentin at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen on the role of inhibitory interneurons in song learning in zebra finches.
M.Sc. Neurobiology, Uni Tübingen
Yirong Xiong is a masters student in Neural & Behavioral sciences at IMPRS Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction. Personal Website
Nils Riekers is a masters student in Cognitive Science and previously studied Computer Science at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University
Yuhang Wang is a masters student in Cognitive Science and a HiWi in our group
Csilla Pataki (M.Sc. student), now at Kornfeld lab (MPI Biological Intelligence)