Lab Members

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Ben Hayden

PI

Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University. In 2009, he was the Outstanding Young Investigator for the Society for Neuroeconomics. Since then, his research has been featured twice in Senator Tom Coburn's Wastebook, a government publication highlighting worthless science.

E-mail | Website | Calendar | CV

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Indirah Conover

Technician

Received B.A. in Neuroscience from Carthage College

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Roberto Lopez Cervera

MD/PhD Student

Roberto earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa cruz.

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Nisarg Desai

Post-doctoral Fellow

Nisarg obtained his M.S. in Biology with a minor in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune and his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He studies chimpanzee vocal communication and is also working on building deep learning models for detecting ape behavior from videos.

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Jesse Donahue

Lab technician

Jesse received his B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He works on engineering our second Open Monkey Studio setup. His long-term interests lie at the intersection of Neuroscience and AI.

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Brenna Knaebe

Post-doctoral Fellow

Brenna received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Auckland New Zealand

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Claudia Weiss

Technician

Claudia received her B.A. in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College.

Collaborators

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Becket Ebitz

Université de Montréal

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Sarah Heilbronner

University of Minnesota

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Alex Herman

University of Minnesota

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Ruben Moreno Bote

Université Pompeu Fabra

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Hyun Soo Park

University of Minnesota

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John Pearson

Duke University

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Sashank Varma

Georgia Tech

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Seng Bum Michael Yoo

MIT and IBS

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Jan Zimmermann

University of Minnesota