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Gülşen Sürmeli

Principal Investigator

Gulsen is a neuroscience enthusiast with a strong interdisciplinary background in molecular biology, genetics, neural systems for movement and cognition. During her PhD degree at Columbia University she discovered mechanistic principles for the specific wiring of neurons that control movement. She then did a brief post-doc at Janelia Farm Research Campus where she was involved in developing a head-fixed reaching task for mice to study the involvement of motor cortex and pons in skilled movement. She then moved to Edinburgh as a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow. She discovered key organising principles for neural circuits underlying spatial cognition and was awarded a Royal Society and Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. Outside of the lab she is a mother, enjoys playing tennis and cycling.

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Jinghua Yang

PhD student

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Sara Gomez-Arnaiz

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Alessandro Di Filippo

Postdoctoral Associate

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Daniel Lewis-Fallows

PhD Student, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

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Sau Yee Tsoi

PHD student, EASTBIO doctoral program

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Rafael Lemarchand

PhD student, Wellcome Trust Translational Neuroscience Program

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Gokhan Unal

Visiting Research Associate

Lab Alumni

Zuzanna Bogdanowicz

Masters Student

Yifang Yuan

Masters student

Eleanor Hutcheon

Undergraduate Student

Merve Oncul

Postdoctoral Associate

Gamze Sener

Undergraduate Trainee

Ella Svahn

Research Associate

Huiting Li

MSc Student

Sila Yildiz

MSc Student

Maria Del Mar Munoz Burbano

MSc Student

Monika Budrytė

Undergraduate Student