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Associate Professor of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvolution and development, specifically the evolution of the deuterostomes
Chih Hao Lu
Ph.D. Student in Chemistry, admitted Autumn 2018
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSingle-molecule Biophysical Chemistry
Marina Dewinara Luccioni
Stanford Stdnt Employee-Summer, Biology
Undergraduate, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
BioI work on projects which combine my interest in exploring mental health with respect for traditional and local ecological knowledge. I want to better understand psychoactive molecules in their ecological context through to their neural and psychological effects on humans.
Using the "Chief of Ghosts" hallucinatory fish from Hawaii and Sonoran Desert Toad as models, I aim to learn how these animals come to contain and accumulate their toxins, and how the molecules interact with human neural function to produce altered mental states.
Outside of the lab I love exploring and hiking with friends; I would highly recommend www.shortoftheweek.com as a general resource and I share curated shorts lists on theblueberry.rf.gd, my project website.
Ann and Bill Swindells Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are studying how neural circuits are assembled during development, and how they contribute to sensory perception. We are addressing these questions at different levels from molecular, cellular, circuit to animal behavior. We are primarily using Drosophila as a model organism for our studies. Most recently, we are also developing novel genetic tools in the mouse to extend our studies to the mammalian brain.