Former Graduate Students

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Name/Advisor
Thesis
Current Position

2019

Matt Overlan:
Jacobs
Probabilistic Program Induction as a Model of Human Concept Learning  
Sarah Walters:
Hunter/Williams
Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopy of Retinal Function  
Mengchen Xu:
Yoon/Lerner
Investigation of Corneal Biomechanical and Optical Behaviors by Developing Individualized Finite Element Model  

2018

Quanjing Chen:
Mahon
The Representation of Tool Knowledge in the Human Brain Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center
Parker Duffney:
Sime/Phipps
Cigarette Smoke Dysregulates Innate-Immune Responses in Epithelial Cells to Viral Infection Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Feeks:
Hunter
Two-Photon Adaptive Optics Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Ophthalmoscopy Optical Systems Engineer at Melles Griot
E'Lissa Flores:
Phipps
  Associate at Milken Institute
Alex Iacchetta:
Fienup
Spatio-spectral interferometric imaging and the wide-field imaging interferometry testbed Advanced Imaging Research Scientist, Radiant Solutions
Alexander Kotelsky:
Buckley
Elucidating the Factors That Govern Vulnerability of In situ Articular Chondrocytes to Impact and Sub-impact Mechanical Loading  
Michael Melnick:
Huxlin/Tadin
Neural Efficiency and Processing: Understanding Visual Perceptual Processing using Transcranial Electrical Stimulation and fMRI in Cortically Blind Humans  
Manuel Ramirez Garcia:
Buckley
Engineering Approaches to Elucidate the Causes of Endothelial and Stromal Corneal Dystrophies  
Kim Schauder:
Bennetto/Tadin
Initial Eye Gaze to Faces and their Functional Consequence on Face Identification Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder  
Elissa Wong:
Majewska
  Postdoctoral Fellow, FDA

2017

Keturah Bixby:
Aslin
Production Effects on Perception: How Learning to Produce Sound Changes Auditory Perception Senior Data Scientist, Measures for Justice
Matt Cavanaugh:
Huxlin
Properties of training-induced visual recovery in cortical blindness Postdoctoral Fellow, Ophthamology, University of Rochester
Berkeley Fahrenthold:
Libby
Assessment of the Involvement of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Cell Death Pathways in Retinal Ganglion Cell Death after Excitotoxic Injury Postdoctoral Fellow, Ophthamology, University of Rochester
Goker Erdogan:
Jacobs/Luo
Shape Perception as Bayesian Inference of Modality-Independent Part-Based 3D Object-Centered Shape Representations Software Engineer, Cogitai
Frank Garcea:
Mahon
The Organization of Manipulable Object Concepts in the Human Brain Postdoctoral fellow, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania     
Woon Ju Park:
Tadin
A Mechanistic Understanding of Atypical Visual Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Associate, University of Washington Seattle
Rebecca Rausch:
Libby
Dissecting the Roles of Notch and BMP Signaling in Anterior Segment Dysgenesis Senior Scientist, EyeCRO
Stephanie Syc-Mazurek:
Libby
The molecular signaling pathways controlling apoptotic retinal ganglion cell death after axonal injury Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester

2016

Kaitlyn Bankieris:
Aslin
Is Synesthesia More than Unusual Associations? Examining Cue Combination and Various Forms of Learning in Synesthetes Data Scientist, Mission Health
Shiona Biswas:
Gan
The roles of Lmo3 and Lmo4 in ventral telencephalon development Postdoctoral Fellow, Ophthalmology, University of Rochester
Jinxin Huang:
Rolland
Nanometer-class Optical Coherence Tomography for In Vivo Imaging of the Tear Film Dynamics LighTopTech
Andrew Law:
Schieber
Brain-computer interface control with small motor cortex ensembles  
Rebecca Lowery:
Majewska
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience, University of Rochester
Grayson Sipe:
Majewska
The Role of P2Y12 in Non-Pathological Microglial Functions during Synaptic Plasticity Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
Brianna Sleezer:
Hayden
Contributions of Striatum and Orbitofrontal Cortex to Flexible Rule-Based Decision Making Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University 

2015

Adam Pallus:
Freedman
Head Movement Control in Visual Pursuit Product Scientist, Indeed.com
Ruyuan Zhang:
Bavelier/Tadin
Computational and Psychophysical Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity induced by Perceptual Learning Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota 
Drew Scoles:
Dubra/Williams
Expanding the Applications of Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopy Resident Physician, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Bosen:
Paige/O'Neill
Visual Capture and Recalibration of Auditory Spatial Perception Director, Auditory Perceptual Encoding Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Thomas Blanchard:
Hayden
Value Computations and Representation Data Science Lead, Fresenius Medical Care

2014

Revathi Balasubramanian:
Gan
Requirement for LIM-Homeodomain Transcription Factor LHX9 in the Differentiation of Amacrine Cell Subtypes Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Medical Center
Ilker Yildirim:
Jacobs
From perception to conception: learning multisensory representations Research Scientist, MIT
Len Zheleznyak:
Yoon
Overcoming presbyopia by manipulating the eye's optics VP Vision Science at Clerio Vision, Inc.

2013

Anasuya Das:
Huxlin
Retinotopic organization and specificity of perceptual learning in cortical blindness Senior Data Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kevin Dieter:
Tadin
Influences of Selected Attention during Binocular Rivalry Senior Analyst, Lexia Learning
Davis Glasser:
Tadin
Adaptation, Modularity, and Mechanisms of Suppression in the Motion System Principal Data Scientist, Knewton
Laurel Issen:
Knill
Using Optic Flow to Determine Direction of Heading: Patterns of Spatial Information Use in Visually-Intact Human Observers and Following Vision Loss Consultant, GE Healthcare Partners
Hyung-Goo Kim:
DeAngelis
Neural Basis of Depth Perception from Motion Parallax Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Ben Masella:
Williams
Functional Measurements of Retinal Phototoxicity using Photopigment Densitometry and Adaptive Optics Senior Optical Engineer, Optikos Corporation
Ashley McDermott:
Bavelier
A Comparison of Two Video Game Genres as Cognitive Training Tools in Older Adults Scientist, Charles River Analytics
Emin Orhan:
Jacobs
Theoretical Investigations in Visual Short-Term Memory: Structured Probabilistic Representations, Model Mismatch and Neural Population Coding Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

2012

Maria Diehl:
Romanski
Neuronal activity and connections of face and vocalization processing regions in the primate prefrontal cortex Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Puerto Rico
Cory Hussar:
Pasternak 
Representation of speed and direction in prefrontal cortex during motion discrimination tasks Senior Medical Director, Peloton Advantage
Jaewon Hwang: Romanski Face and vocalization processing in the primate ventrolateral prefrontal cortex Staff Scientist, NIH
Rahul Yadav:
Yoon
High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and Ophthalmic Applications

2011

Ramkumar Sabesan:
Yoon
Interaction between optical and neural factors affecting visual performance Research Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology / Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Biological Structure, University of Washington
Ying Geng:
Williams
Wavefront sensing and high resolution adaptive optics imaging in the living rodent eye Optical Scientist, Oculus Research

2010

Renjie Li:
Bavelier
The effects of action video game playing on low level vision Head of Data, Riot Games
Lana Nagy*:
Yoon
Higher order spherical aberration interactions to increase depth of focus and retinal image quality for presbyopic corrections Sr. Surgical Specialist, Glaukos
Sapna Shroff:
Williams
Structured Illumination Imaging Research Scientist at Oculus/Facebook

2009

Vik Rao:
Pouget
Computing in the face of uncertainty: from neurons to behavior Assistant Professor, Hamilton College
Babak Razavi:
Paige/O'Neill
Factors influencing human sound localization Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Medicine
Bernard P. Gee:
Merigan
Do the major retinal parallel processing streams play different roles in visual search?  Faculty, Western Connecticut State University

2008

Meghan Riley*:
Huxlin
Perceptual learning of visual motion discriminations in humans with primary visual cortical (V1) damage Assistant Director Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, IRB Operations, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Constantin Rothkopf:
Hayhoe
Modular models of task based visually guided behavior Director, Cognitive Science Center and Associate Professor, Technical University Darmstadt
Hal Greenwald:
Knill
Getting a grip on 3D surface orientation: binocular vision, cue integration, and computation Program Officer, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Jelena Jovancevic Misic:
Hayhoe
Control of attention and gaze in complex environments  
C. Shawn Green:
Bavelier
The effects of action video game experience on perceptual decision making Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessica Morgan:
Williams
In vivo imaging of the retinal pigment epithelial cells Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Director, Advanced Retinal Imaging, Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics

2007

Daniel Gray:
Williams
High resolution in vivo imaging of retinal cells with adaptive optics fluorescence scanning laser ophthalmoscopy Founder & Principal Optical Engineer, Gray Optics

2006

Jeong Woo Sohn:
Lee
Action value and motor sequence representation in the primate medial frontal cortex Professor, Catholic Kwandong University, International St. Mary Hospital
Daniel Zaksas:
Pasternak
Neural circuitry for the maintenance and manipulation of visual motion information Senior Vice President, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Dudnyk

2005

Jason Droll:
Hayhoe
How tasks demands and prior knowledge control eye movements, visual attention and use of working memory Human Factors Scientist at Talas Engineering, Inc.

2004

Jason Porter:
Williams
Sources of the monochromatic aberrations induced in human eyes after laser refractive surgery Associate Professor, University of Houston College of Optometry
Rebecca Sappington:
Calkins
Pressure-induced intrinsic and extrinsic modulation of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in an in vitro model of glaucoma Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

2003

Joseph Atkins:
Jacobs
Experience-dependent visual cue integration based on consistencies and discrepancies between visual and haptic percepts Assistant Dean of Conduct and Accountability & Dean of Students, Colby College
Sophie Deneve:
Pouget
Optimal estimations and computations with population codes by interconnected cortical networks Faculty, École Normale Superieure
Melissa Dominguez:
Jacobs
Developing vision Senior Software Engineer, Google
Michael Froehler:
Duffy
Spatial and temporal integration for cognitive mapping in cortical area MST Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michael Hanna:
Calkins
Expression of genes encoding glutamate receptors and transporters in morphologically identified cells of the primate retina  
Heidi Hofer:
Williams
Implications of the trichromatic mosaic for color vision
Zuohua Zhang:
Ballard
Distributed synchrony
Shenghuo Zhu:
Ballard
Learning to cooperate

Cofounder, Aibee Inc.

2002

Marc Dubin:
Duffy
The effects of behavioral tasks on optic flow responses of MST neurons Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Ruskin Hunt:
Aslin/Weliky
The induction of categories from distributionally defined contexts: evidence from a serial reaction time task
Keith Schneider:
Bavelier
On visual prior entry Associate Professor & Director, Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging, University of Delaware

2001

Jessica Bayliss:
Ballard
A flexible brain-computer interface Professor & Associate Director of IGM,  Rochester Inst. of Technology
James Magnuson:
Hayhoe
The microstructure of spoken word recognition Professor, University of Connecticut

2000

William Page:
Duffy
Neuronal mechanisms of spatial orientation during eye movements Research Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Rochester

1999

Ione Fine:
Jacobs
Perceptual learning for discriminating complex gratings Professor, University of Washington
James Müller:
Lennie
Gain controls and pattern-selectivity in striate cortex (V1)

1997

David Bensinger:
Hayhoe
Visual working memory in the context of ongoing natural behaviors Founder, Bensinger Technology

1996

Andrea Li:
Lennie
Color and brightness in texture segmentation Associate Professor, Queens College

1995

Keith Karn:
Hayhoe
Spatial representations for programming saccadic eye movements Principal Consultant - Human Factors in Context

1992

Per Møller:
Hayhoe
Influence of color on motion segmentation Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
Nobutoshi Sekiguchi:
Williams
Contrast sensitivity for isoluminant interference fringes in human foveal vision  
Ann Skoczenski:
Aslin
The development of position sensitivity in the infant visual system: evoked potentials, motion and blur Senior Program Manager, Center for Faculty Development, Massachusetts General Hospital

1990

Mark Fairchild:
Lennie
Chromatic adaptation and color appearance Head, Integrated Sciences Academy; Director, Program of Color Science; Director, Munsell Color Science Laboratory; Professor, RIT
*Left with Masters