Lab Members

Andrew Gordus

Principal Investigator
agordus@jhu.edu

Ariel Parker

Graduate Student, CMDB Program
aparke45@jhu.edu

Ariel is attempting to understand if/how C. elegans chemosensory neurons can detect signal variance as information for dauer decision-making.

Jeremiah Miller

Graduate Student, CMDB Program
jmill3082@jhu.edu

Jeremiah is working on assembling the genome of the spider, and is interested in the effects of drugs on web-making.

Amanda Ray

Graduate Student, CMDB Program
aray20@jhu.edu

Amanda is studying how information is interpreted in the worm brain and where variability can arise during interpretation.

Abel Corver

Graduate Student, Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience
acorver1@jhu.edu

Abel is studying the decision-making algorithm that guides web-making, and is developing tools to study these algorithms in the spider's brain.

Rebekka Paisner

Graduate Student, CMDB Program
rpaisne2@jhu.edu

Rebekka studys how trauma affects decision making across generations, and how this transgenerational memory is encoded and transferred to the next generation.

Greg Artiushin

Postdoctoral Fellow
grega@jhu.edu

Greg is studying where and when genes are expressed in the brain that are important for orb-weaving.

Hsin-Yi Hung

Graduate Student, Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience
hhung6@jhu.edu

Hsin-Yi is studying the role of leg movement on active vibrational sensing in spiders.

Darya Task

Postdoctoral Fellow
dtask1@jhu.edu

Darya is interested in developing genetic tools to study spider web-building behavior.

Rebecca Foertsch

Research Technologist
rfoerts1@jhu.edu

Jim Mullin

Graduate Student, CMDB Program
jmulli16@jhu.edu

Anthony Rabinovich

Undergraduate
arabino8@jhu.edu

Lab Alumni

Elana Pyfrom

Research Technologist

Elana was a former staff member studying the variability of olfactory behavior in chemosensory neurons. Elana she is now a PhD candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicolas Wilkerson

Research Technologist

Nick worked as a research technician developing computational tools for studying spider behavior. He is now enrolled at Atlantic Veterinary College at Univeristy of Prince Edward Island.

Anastasia Miller

Research Technologist
amill139@jhu.edu

Anastasia was a former lab manager and worked on both spider and worm projects.

Iman Mosley

Research Technologist
imosley3@jhu.edu

Miriam Herrera

High School Intern

Lucas Polack

Undergraduate

Fiona Sweeney

Undergraduate

Andrew Margolis

Undergraduate

Michelle Zhang

Undergraduate

Amanda Rodriquez

Undergraduate

Zachary Hsu

Undergraduate

Maya Filipovitz

High School Intern

Joaquin Reategui

Undergraduate

Jeffrey Zhou

Undergraduate

Megha Tummalapalli

High School Intern

Leah Evans

Undergraduate

Andrew Massoud

Undergraduate

Liat Klopouh

Undergraduate