A big Datta lab welcome to our two newest members – postdoctoral fellow Andrew Giessel and rotation student Alex Wiltschko. Andrew comes to us after a fantastic run as a graduate student doing synaptic physiology in Bernardo Sabatini’s lab, and will work on in vivo optical imaging and electrophysiological characterization of behaviorally-relevant structures in the basal forebrain. He also rocks a sweet tattoo of a wheat stalk (recalling his Kansas roots) that looks just like a pyramidal neuron. Alex, who is joining a project to optogenetically manipulate olfactory cortex, hails from Texas and has as whole side career writing technical iPhone Apps (including an excellent spectral analyzer). Welcome to them both!
|Alex performing bimanual molecular biology
|Andrew thinking hard about what to image next