Current Lab Members
Christopher Braun, Principal Investigator
Dr. Braun received a B.A. in Evolutionary Biology from Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, where he was a member of the Neurobiology Unit at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Braun was also a postdoctoral research fellow at Parmly Hearing Institute at Loyola University Chicago.
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Cait Field, Graduate Student
Cait received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior at Vassar College and her MA in Psychology at Hunter College with a concentration in Animal Behavior and Conservation. Her current research focuses on dominance communication in electric fish, specifically in the genus Stetogenys.
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Heather Curtis, Undergraduate Researcher
Heather is working towards a BA in Biology at Hunter College with the intention of attending graduate school in the fall of 2013. Her research has focused on the jamming avoidance responses of electric fish and fluorescent imaging of the lateral line system in Gambusia.
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Aleksandra Zviaguine, Undergraduate Researcher
Aleksandra is working towards a BA in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience at Hunter College. Her current research focuses on the orienting ability and physiology of the lateral line sensory system of Gambusia sp.
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Jing Wu, Undergraduate Researcher
Jing is working towards a BA in Chemistry at Hunter College with the intention of attending graduate school in the fall of 2013. Her research focuses on the implications of pulse duration in weakly electric fish.
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Past Lab Members
Jianqiang Xiao, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Xiao received a Ph.D. in Hydrobiology from Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focused on new applications of the auditory brainstem response.
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Rebecca Jones, Lab Alumni
Rebecca Jones received a B.S. in Biology from Canisius College. Her research focused on control of electric organ discharge rate in electric fish.
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Deena Dailey, Lab Alumni
Deena Dailey received a BA in Psychology and a BS in Biology from East Strousberg University. Her research focused on the perception of vibratory source location in goldfish.
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Micah Cordova, Lab Alumni
Micah Cordova received a BA in Psychology from New Mexico Highlands University. His research focused on hearing abilities and the auditory brainstem response in goldfish.
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Lauren Witter, Undergraduate Researcher
Lauren Witter recieved her BA with Honors in biology from Hunter College in 2012 and is going on to persue a DVM degree at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research in the Braun lab focused on florescent imaging of sensory organs and DNA sequencing for phylogeny.
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Laurisella Afanador, Undergraduate Researcher
Laurisella Afanador received her B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College. Her research focused on auditory psychophysics in goldfish.
Christopher Hawkins, Undergraduate Researcher
Christopher Hopkins received his B.A. in Biology from Hunter College. His research focused on control of electric organ discharge rate in electric fish.
Joshua Hajicek, Engineer
Joshua Hajicek is assisted our research in many ways, from software design to instrumentation.
Johanna Berberera, Undergraduate Researcher
Johanna Berberera is an NIH MBRS Fellow working towards her BA in Psychology at Hunter College. She conducted research on electric fish behavior.
Suzanne Palmer, Undergraduate Researcher
Suzanne Palmer is an NIH MARC Fellow who received her BA in Psychology at Hunter College. She conducted research on electric fish behavior.
Unni Jensen, Research Assistant
Unni Jensen received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Hunter College. She entered the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience at the University of Iowa in fall 2003.
Lauren Costa, Research Assistant
Lauren Costa received a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University. She is entered the Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in fall 2003.