Dayu received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of neurobiology at Duke University in 2005, mentored by Dr. Lawrence C. Katz. She then continued her postdoctoral training at Caltech with Dr. David J. Anderson. In November 2010, she started her independent research group at NYU Langone medical center studying the neural mechanisms of social behaviors.
Takashi received his Ph. D. degree from Osaka University under the supervision of Prof. Shigetada Nakanishi in 2013. After his Ph. D. and postdoctoral training in Nakanishi's lab, he jonined Lin's lab in the spring 2015. He is interested in the neural substrates of mating and fighting circuits beyond the hypothalamus.
Julieta received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 2017 under the mentorship of Joshua Corbin. She is interested in understanding the developmental and molecular underpinnings of innate behaviors such as mating, aggression and predator avoidance in male and female mice.
Dongyu received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology from Drexel University College of Medicine, where she finished her thesis work with Dr. Huijuan Hu. She joined the Lin lab in Spring 2018. She is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying mating, aggressive, and maternal behaviors by using both in vivo and in vitro methods.
Takuya received his Ph. D. in Agriculture at The University of Tokyo in 2017. During postdoctoral training under Prof. Kazushige Touhara at the Department of Applied Biological Chemistry at The University of Tokyo, he worked on the ERATO Touhara Chemosensory project. Takuya joined the Lin Lab in the Fall of 2018 and is interested in social and maternal behaviors.
Long Mei received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through the Peking university-Tsinghua university-National institute of biological Science (PTN) joint program under the supervision of Prof. Erquan Eric Zhang in 2018. He joined the Lin lab in November 2018 and is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of maternal behaviors and social contagious behaviors.
Luping received her Ph.D. degree from The Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, China in 2016 where she was mentored by Dr. Yousheng Shu. After completing her degree, she continued her first-round of postdoctoral training at Duke university with Dr. Fan Wang. In August 2019, she joined Lin lab to pursue investigating the neural circuit mechanisms of maternal aggression. Her goal is to elucidate how exactly the animal perceives cues from its counterparts.
Rongzhen received her Ph.D. degree from the School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology at Peking University in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Qiang Zhou. She then continued her postdoctoral training at University of Pittsburgh with Prof. Yanhua Huang. She joined the Lin lab in January 2021. By combining a wide range of approaches, she is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of aggressive and defensive behaviors. She aims to determine the effects of different external factors on social behaviors and the potential neural mechanisms that lead to deficits in disease models.
Veronica graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience. She joined the lab in Summer 2018 and is interested in characterizing neural circuits underlying innate behaviors including aggression and maternal care, as well as competition between needs.
Patrick received a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Froemke, he is interested in understanding how social experiences alter the function of neural circuits – particularly in the context of parental behaviors. He plans to use a combination of in vivo recording techniques, functional manipulation approaches, and behavioral experiments to study sensory and conspecific representations in hypothalamic circuits.
Xiaoyu Tong graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. He joined the lab in September of 2019 as a research associate. Xiaoyu is interested in the study of automatic annotation of behaviors using machine learning techniques. He is also interested in studying the development of social structure in mice communities.
Avni is an undergraduate at NYU pursuing a B.S. in Biology and Global Public Health. She joined the lab as a research volunteer in February 2020. She is interested in how the brain underlies sexual and maternal behavior and wants to learn more about the role of hormones in neural circuitry.
Dokota (Jiawen) Fan
Dakota Fan is an undergraduate student at NYU and joined the lab in November 2019. She is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in nutrition. She is interested in studying neural mechanisms of social behavior, particularly dopamine's role in innate behavior.
Lynn is an undergraduate at NYU and joined the lab in October 2020 as a research volunteer. She is pursuing a major in Neuroscience with a minor in Molecular and cellular biology. She is interested in studying the underpinning biophysiological changes of social behaviors, including aggression and violent behavior.
Chenxi is an undergraduate at Hunter College pursuing a major in Behavioral Neurobiology and a minor in Sociology. He joined the lab in November 2020 as a research volunteer. He is interested in studying how developmental signaling influence the circuitry that drives innate behaviors, as well as learning more about the different experimental techniques used in the field of neuroscience.
Mashrur is an undergraduate at NYU pursuing a B.A. in Sociology on the premed track. He joined the lab as a research volunteer in February 2021. He is curious about the intersections between sociology and neuroscience, and is interested in learning more about the neural mechanisms that underlie innate social behaviors.
Zhichao Guo, Visiting Student: 2017-2020, currently a PhD student at Peking University
Ashley Urtecho, Undergraduate volunteer: 2019-2020, currently an undergraduate at New York University
Govind Shekaran, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2019-2020, New York University, currently a Master's student in the Biomedical Sciences Program at Rutgers University
Amy Kuang, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2017-2020, currently an undergraduate at Stony Brook University
Vivian Chaca, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2018-2020
Maria Helena Grba, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2017-2019, currently a medical student at Midwestern University
Yuxin Tong, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2018-2019
Tianbo Qi, Summer Volunteer: 2018, currently an undergraduate at Tsinghua University
Hao Wu, Summer Volunteer: 2018, currently an undergraduate at Tsinghua University
Alise Hiu Ching Au, Lab Manager: 2016 - 2018, currently working for Opentrons
Annegret Falkner, Postdoctoral Fellow: 2014 - 2018, currently a Principal Investigator at Princeton University
Felipe Yanez, Volunteer: 2018
Yijing Gao, Research Associate 2017-2018, currently a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Bio-Engineering Program
Li Wang, Graduate Student 2018
Yi-Ya Fang, Graduate Student 2018, currently at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Daiana Chen, High School Volunteer: 2017 - 2018
Koichi Hashikawa, Postdoctoral Fellow: 2013-2017, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stuber Lab, University of North Carolina
Hala Aqel, Undergraduate Summer Intern: 2017
Andrew Duffy, Undergraduate Summer Intern: 2017
James Feng, M.D., Medical Student: 2011-2017, currently Resident Physician at New York University School of Medicine
Alexander Sabol, Undergraduate Summer Intern: 2016
Amy Kuang, High School Volunteer: 2015-2017
Kevin Mao, High School Volunteer: 2015-2017
Li Wang, Lab Manager: 2012-2017
Irene Chen, Lab Manager: 2010-2012
Li Chin Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow: 2011-2015, currently a scientist at Merck