Meet the Team

We are a diverse group – biologists, psychologists, mathematicians, and we code, record neuronal activity, look carefully at behavior and create theorethical models.

Lab Members

Zach Mainen, PhD

Zach Mainen, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Neuroscience, Uncertainty, Serotonin, Trance music, DJ’ing

Bassam Atallah, PhD

Bassam Atallah, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Electrophysiology, Imaging, Behaviour, Leather-Jackets, Chicken Feet

Beatriz Godinho

Beatriz Godinho

Research Assistant

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Behaviour

Catarina Pimentel, PhD

Catarina Pimentel, PhD

Lab Manager

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Neuroscience, Management, Basketball, Sunbathing

Cindy Poo, PhD

Cindy Poo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Electrophysiology, Olfaction, Behaviour, Masterchef

Dario Sarra

Dario Sarra

2016 INDP PhD Student

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Behaviour, Optogenetics, Serotonin, Kickboxing

Eric DeWitt, PhD

Eric DeWitt, PhD

Research Associate

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Behaviour, Neuromodulators, Models, Sailing, Communicating

Fanny Cazettes, PhD

Fanny Cazettes, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Electrophysiology, Behaviour, Waiting, Owls

Gautam Agarwal, PhD

Gautam Agarwal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Oscillations, Human behaviour, Embodied Cognition, Meditation and Yoga

Guido Meijer, PhD

Guido Meijer, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Behaviour, Climbing, Hypothesis testing in any context

Hanne Stensola, PhD

Hanne Stensola, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Behaviour, Olfaction, Serotonin

Inês Laranjeira

Inês Laranjeira

Research Assistant

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Behaviour, Choice-task, Cycling, Soul inspection

João Morais

João Morais

External MSc Student

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Behaviour, Waiting

Lucas Soares

Lucas Soares

External MSc Student

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Machine learning, Behavior, Jiu Jitsu, Talking

Madalena Fonseca

Madalena Fonseca

2013 INDP PhD Student

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MRI, Optogenetics, Behaviour, Waiting, Surf

Margarida Duarte, PhD

Margarida Duarte, PhD

Research Technician

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Colony management, Running, Cinema

Margarida Nunes

Margarida Nunes

Lab Administrator

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Administration, Compulsive buying, Nature & DIY

Mattia Bergomi, PhD

Mattia Bergomi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Clean desks

Megha Patwa

Megha Patwa

Research Technician

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Behaviour, Serotonin, MRI

Niccolò Bonacchi, PhD

Niccolò Bonacchi, PhD

Senior Technician

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Coding, Data Sharing, Psychology, Sci-Fi, Circus

Olivier Winter

Olivier Winter

Senior Technician

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Programming, Data integrity, Rocks & Physics

Pietro Vertechi

Pietro Vertechi

2014 INDP PhD Student

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Modelling, Uncertainty, Julia, Mathematics, Pandas

Romain Ligneul, PhD

Romain Ligneul, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Behaviour, Decision-making, Serotonin, Electronic music, DJ’ing

Sandrine van Dommelen

Sandrine van Dommelen

External MSc Student

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Behaviour, Cortex, Imaging

Solène Sautory

Solène Sautory

2017 INDP PhD Student

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Motor behaviour, Context, Serotonin, DJ’ing, Winning acting awards

Tiago Quendera

Tiago Quendera

2017 INDP PhD Student

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Game-design, Psychology, VJ’ing

Tor Stensola, PhD

Tor Stensola, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Behaviour, Olfaction, Serotonin, Headshots

Allumni

Eran Lottem, PhD

Eran Lottem, PhD

Research Associate

 

Nicolas Gutierrez, PhD

Nicolas Gutierrez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Samuel Viana

Samuel Viana

External PhD Student

 

Masayoshi Murakami, PhD

Masayoshi Murakami, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Paul Bush, PhD

Paul Bush, PhD

Visiting Scientist

 

João Cruz

João Cruz

Lab Administrator

 

Maria Joana Rigato, PhD

Maria Joana Rigato, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Ana Nunes, PhD

Ana Nunes, PhD

Lab Manager

Rita Venturini, MD

Rita Venturini, MD

Visiting Scientist

 

Sara Matias, PhD

Sara Matias, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eva Kobak, PhD

Eva Kobak, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

André Mendonça, PhD

André Mendonça, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Patrícia Correia, PhD

Patrícia Correia, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ana Rita Fonseca, PhD

Ana Rita Fonseca, PhD

2008 INDP PhD Student

Maria Inês Vicente, PhD

Maria Inês Vicente, PhD

2007 INDP PhD Student

Gil Costa, PhD

Gil Costa, PhD

2006 BEB PhD Student

Magor Lorincz, PhD

Magor Lorincz, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hope Johnson, PhD

Hope Johnson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Guillaume Dugué, PhD

Guillaume Dugué, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow