Lab Members



  Arminda Suli, PhD
Principle Investigator
 
Research Focus: Mechanisms overseeing neurodevelopment and neurocircuitry formation.

Biography:
Dr. Suli grew up in Tirana, Albania and completed her higher education in the US. She received her AA degree from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) and her BS degree in Microbiology from BYU-Provo. For her PhD, Dr. Suli worked in the laboratory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien at University of Utah in the department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Washington, in the laboratories of Dr. David Raible (Department of Biological Structure) and Dr. Edwin Rubel (Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center).

Personal InterestsLong distance trail running, road cycling, backpacking, cooking, watching neurons develop in real-time through time-lapse microscopy!


Undergraduate Students



Samuel Caton
Undergraduate Studies: Neuroscience

Project: Optogenetic approaches to study sensory integration.

Personal Interests: Volleyball and listening to any kind of music. A big fan of puns with at least one or two groan-inducers on hand at all times.




Jeffrey Dunn
Undergraduate Studies: Psychology

Project: Optogenetic approaches to study sensory integration.

Personal Interests: A huge soccer fan! Enjoy playing the sport as much as watching it. Also enjoy cooking and volunteering in the community.




Kimball Manner
Undergraduate Studies: Neuroscience

Project: Using CRISPR/CAS9 system to endogenously tag synaptic proteins in the zebrafish mechanosensory hair cells

Personal Interests: Deep conversations, playing the piano, being in the pool and watching movies.


  David Rallison
Undergraduate Studies: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Project: Using CRISPR/CAS9 system to endogenously tag synaptic proteins in the zebrafish mechanosensory hair cells.

Personal Interests:
Playing and watching all sports, hiking, music, the outdoors, stupid jokes!