Lab Members

Jan Kaminski, PhD
Project Scientist

Jan Kaminski, PhD, received his doctorate at the Nencki Institute for experimental biology in Warshaw, Poland.

Aneta Brzezicka, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Aneta Brzezicka, PhD, received her doctorate from the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland and is currently a Kosciuszko Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Cedars-Sinai.

Julien Dubois, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Julien Dubois, PhD, received his doctorate in computation and neural systems from the California Institute of Technology and his master’s degree from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Mailys Faraut, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mailys Faraut, PhD, received her doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France. She is a recipient of the Philippe Foundation Award.

Clayton Mosher, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Clayton Mosher, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow who received his doctorate in neuroscience at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Tobias Staudigl, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Tobias Staudigl, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar who received his doctorate in psychology at the University of Regensburg in Germany.

Juri Minxha, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Juri Minxha, PhD, began in the Rutishauser Lab as a visiting graduate student. He received his doctorate in computation and neural systems from the California Institute of Technology.

Umit Keles, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Umit Keles, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in physics from Bilkent University in Turkey.

Maria del Mar "Mar" Yebra Granados, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mar Yebra, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar who received her doctorate in biomedical engineering at the Centre for Biomedical Technology in Madrid, Spain.

Zhongzheng "Brooks" Fu, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhongzheng Fu, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar. He received his doctorate in control and dynamical systems from the California Institute of Technology in 2018 and his bachelor of science in physics from the University of Hong Kong in 2012.

Nand Chandravadia
Research Associate II

Nand Chandravadia received a bachelor of science in neuroscience from UCLA.

Tomas Aquino
Postdoctoral FellowVisiting Graduate Student (Caltech CNS)

Tomas Aquino is a graduate student in the Computation and Neural Systems Program at the California Institute of Technology and previously studied at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he received a bachelor of science in molecular sciences.

Varun Wadia
Visiting Graduate Student (Caltech Neurobiology)

Varun Wadia is a graduate student in the Neurobiology Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2015, he received a bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

Jordan Feldman
Research Intern

Jordan Feldman is a student at Milken Community High School.

Seung Lee
Research Intern

Seung Lee is a medical student at UCLA. Previously, he received a bachelor of science in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.

Cooper Penner
Research Intern

Cooper Penner received a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of arts in contemplative studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.


Alumni Lab Members
Shuo Wang, PhD
Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow

2012–14
Currently: Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown

Matthieu Koroma, MS
Graduate Student (master’s program)

2013–14
Currently: Graduate Student, École normale supérieure, Paris, France

Shengzuan Jerry Ye, MS
Graduate Student (master’s program)

2012–14
Currently: Software Engineer, Facebook

Alexander Perez
Research Intern

Summer 2016
Currently: Master’s Student, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Shannon Sullivan
Research Associate

2015–16, Summer 2017
Currently: Medical Student, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Kurtis Birch, MD
Neurosurgical Resident

2014–16
Currently: Neurosurgery Attending, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, California

Benjamin Mittman
Research Intern

Summer 2017
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

April Carlson
Research Associate

2016–18
Currently: Medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts

Contact the Rutishauser Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048