London Lab

Sarah E London, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Somayeh Ahmadiantehrani. Somayeh earned her PhD from UCSF and is developing and apply gene transfer techniques to study the molecular mechanisms of developmental song learning.

PhD student

Joe Gogola. Joe is interested in the molecular mechanisms of socially mediated learning, and how age and experience can alter their ability to modify neural circuitry and behavior.
** Joe was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!!! **

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) student

Zabdiel Ek-Vazquez.
Zabdi is learning the ins and outs of our electroporation method.

Undergraduate students

Charissa Newkirk. Charissa is writing a Biology Honors
thesis on mTOR signaling and learning and memory. She is also a member of the Track team.


Elisa Gores. Elisa is working on genes that regulate synaptic function and inhibitory circuit formation across development.

Bird Caretaker

Dana Jordan.
Dana takes extraordinarily good care of our birds from hatching to adulthood.

Previous trainees

Geoff Brookshire. PhD student based in D. Casasanto's lab
Jen Law. Undergraduate, Senior project, Katen Scholar.
Lynda Lin-Shiu. Undergraduate, Psychology Honors.
Dagny Vaughn. Undergraduate.
Deebika Balu. Postdoctoral Fellow.
Brittany Borden. Masters student. 
David Vanier. Technician.
Maximilian Hawkins. Undergraduate. 
Sylvia Lobo. Undergraduate.
Nikolai Maximay. Undergraduate.
Lucia Enright. Undergraduate, visiting (Notre Dame).
Ambrose Donnelly. Undergraduate, visiting (St. John’s).
Jacob Hehir. Undergraduate.
Shshank Karn. Undergraduate, visiting (Middlebury).
Samuel Dooley. Undergraduate.
Sitara Satish. Undergraduate.
Fasika Zellelew. Undergraduate.
Jenny Lee. Undergraduate.
Catherine Castro. Undergraduate.
Samuel Vexler. Undergraduate.
Sophie Lambert. Undergraduate.
Elizabeth McNally. Undergraduate, visiting (Dartmouth).
Courtney Feller. Undergraduate.
Adam Filipowicz. Undergraduate.
Javier de la Rosa. Undergraduate.
Amanda Dobbyn. Undergraduate.
Will Steinberg. Undergraduate.
Abigail Daum. High School Student.

* thanks to Elisa Gores for the zebra finch photos

Lab members
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Institute for Mind and Biology
Committee on Neurobiology
Committee on Evolutionary Biology
Grossman Institute for Neuroscience,
         Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior

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office phone: 773.834.4302
lab phone: 773.702.0294