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.
Supported by the Leon Levy Fellowship in Neuroscience and NIMH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.
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.
Yizhuo (Joey) Ding
Joey received a B.S. in Zhejiang University, and is now a master's student in the NYU Biology department. She joined the lab in Fall 2021 as a research volunteer.
She is interested in the social hierarchy paradigm and aggression behaviors in mice.
Hector is a graduate student at NYU pursuing an M.S. in Biology on a pre med track. He joined the lab in december 2021 and is interested in learning about the neural mechanisms that are active in the stress response and aggression and how this information can be used to help understand the same process in humans.
Zhengyang receives a BS from Northeastern University and is currently a graduate student in biotechnology at New York University. He joined the lab as a research volunteer in the spring of 2022. Interested in social behavior and want to dig into the background neuron mechanism.
Hao received a B.A. Psychology at the University of Ottawa and is now a master's student in the NYU psychology department. He joined the lab in Winter 2022 as a research volunteer.
He is interested in the mechanism and paradigm of maternal, sexual, and aggression behaviors in mice.
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.
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.
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.
Jared is an undergraduate at NYU pursuing a major in Neuroscience. He joined the lab in July 2021 as an intern before becoming a research volunteer. He is interested in studying the neural mechanisms involved in stress and stress related responses.
Rina Tabuchi is an undergraduate student at Montclair State University in NJ. She majors in Music Therapy and minors in Psychology. She is pursuing a career in neuroscience or medicine to study how music may impact our physical and mental health in the scope of neuroscience. She joined the lab in August 2021 as a research volunteer. She is interested in learning experimental techniques in neuroscience and studying how emotions may play a role in the perception of environmental stimuli, including auditory information, and physiological responses, which result in behavioral changes.
Aishu is an undergraduate at NYU pursuing a neural science major. She joined the lab in September 2021 as a research volunteer. She is currently interested in the relationship between certain neural pathways along with cells and behavioral responses.
Chenxi Shi, Undergraduate Volunteer: 2020-2021, currently an undergraduate at Hunter College
Xiaoyu Tong, Research Associate: 2019-2021, currently a graduate student at Lehigh University
Dongyu (Doria) Wei, Postdoctoral Fellow: 2018-2021, currently a scientific investigator at GlaxoSmithKline
Dakota(Jiawen) Fan, Undergraduate volunteer: 2019-2020, currently a graduate student at New York University
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