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Cristin Welle, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Welle is a systems neurophysiologist with expertise in the interaction between medical devices and the nervous system . . .

Lab Members

Rongchen Huang, MS

Rongchen Huang, MS

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience

Rongchen is a doctoral candidate exploring the effects of Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) . . .

Katie Casey

Katie Casey

Undergraduate Researcher, Marketing and Media Manager

Katie is exploring cholinergic modulation of disinhibitory circuits in the motor cortex, specifically during .. . .

Kimberly Gagnon

Kimberly Gagnon

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience

Kim is exploring the effect of behaviorally relevant and temporally precise neuromodulator release . . .

Anthony Chavez

Anthony Chavez

Technical Expertise

Anthony is our mouse guru who keeps our colonies in order, and helps keep us in order too!

Elise Carter

Elise Carter

Undergraduate Researcher

Elise is finishing her masters in Bioengineering developing software to automate analysis of kinematic data . . .

Sean Vieau

Sean Vieau

Professional Research Assistant

Sean studied psychology and biology at MSU Denver, and is now working primarily on our voltage imaging miniscope project. . .

Alumni

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Spencer Bowles, PhD

Spencer earned a BS in Neuroscience and Psychology at Regis University. He obtained his Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Cristin Welle where he studied the role of cholinergic signaling in endogenous and VNS-enhanced motor learning. He used chronically implanted stimulating and recording electrodes, in vivo optogenetics, and markerless kinematic tracking to explore the changes in neural activity and behavior that accompany motor learning. Spencer will be continuing his post-doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Mackenzie Mathis.

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