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Matthew Xu-Friedman

Principal Investigator

Hails from: San Diego, CA

BS 1989, Yale University

PhD 1997, Cornell University, Carl Hopkins PI

postdoc 1997–2004. Harvard Medical School, Wade Regehr PI

Assistant Professor 2004–2010, University at Buffalo

Associate Professor 2010–2018 , University at Buffalo

Professor 2018– , University at Buffalo

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Nicole Wong

PhD Candidate

Hails from: Brooklyn, NY

BS in Biology from Adelphi University

MS in Biology from Adelphi University

Projects: Effects of activity on endbulbs

Hobbies: Playing tricks on her labmates, playing video games, watching the New York Mets, and playing the Ukulele 

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Maggie Postolache

PhD Candidate

Hails from: Los Angeles, California

BA in Biology from UC Santa Barbara

Projects: Effects of aging on cochlear nucleus units

Hobbies: Tennis, travel, hiking

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John Puskas

MA Student 

Hails from: Buffalo, NY

Projects: Effects of noise exposure and deafening on endbulb structure

Hobbies: Baking, fantasy football, and video games

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Sydney Brongo

Undergraduate

Hails from: Rochester, NY

Project: In vivo optogenetics

Hobbies: Reading, writing, hanging out with friends

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Alexander Gennaro

Undergraduate

Hails from: Buffalo, NY

Project: Gene expression changes in auditory nerve fibers

Hobbies: Skiing, drums, video games

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James Engel

Lab Support Specialist

Hails from: Baltimore, MD

Projects: Differentiation of auditory nerve fibers

Hobbies: Biking, Cooking, volunteering time to save lives with LVAC

Previous Lab Members 
Hua Yang
Hua Yang

Postdoc, Research Assistant Professor '06-'15

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Lioudmila Pliss
Lioudmila Pliss

Postdoc '06-'09 Now a Nurse Practitioner

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Tim Jarsky
Tim Jarsky

Postdoc '10-'11 Now Senior Manager at Allen Institute for Brain Science

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Soham Chanda
Soham Chanda

PhD '11 Now an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University

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Yang Yang
Yang Yang

PhD '16

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Tenzin Ngodup
Tenzin Ngodup

PhD '17 Now postdoc at OHSU

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Xiaowen Zhuang
Xiaowen Zhuang

PhD '18 Now postdoc at Texas A&M

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Ge Tao
Ge Tao

MS '10

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Jack Goetz
Jack Goetz

MA '14 Now MD student at UB

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Gabriel Si
Gabriel Si

MS '17 Now MD student at Stritch

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John Trimper
John Trimper

BS '10 Now postdoc at UT Austin

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Nabiha Ahsan
Nabiha Ahsan

BS '15 Now MD student at UB

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Rachel La Rosa
Rachel La Rosa

BS '14 Now MD student at UB

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Kalyna Melnyk
Kalyna Melnyk

BA '16

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Joseph Cassata
Joseph Cassata

BA '18

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Adam-Corey Rander
Adam-Corey Rander

BA '17

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Connor Cook
Connor Cook

BS '18 Now DO student at NYITCOM

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Alexander Chiang
Alexander Chiang

BS '18

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Victoria Gellatly
Victoria Gellatly

Research Assistant Now MS student at SUNY Albany

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Stacy Dicenso
Stacy Dicenso

Now at U. Dundee

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Moses Chung
Moses Chung

BA '18 Now MD/PhD student at Wash U

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Treefa Shwani
Treefa Shwani

Now MS student in Popescu lab

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Austin d'Angelo
Austin d'Angelo
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Tenzin Yongye
Tenzin Yongye

BA '21

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Luke Oh
Luke Oh

BS '21

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Alexander Fischer
Alexander Fischer

Visitor '11

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Jonas Fisch
Jonas Fisch

Visitor '20

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Also...

Master's Students

Sang Rok Oh, MS '09

Ariel François, MA '14

Visiting Students

Alejandro Mendoza Schulz

Undergraduates
Katherine Luce, BA '09

Tariq Ahmed, BS '13