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Dr. Jeffrey Moore, Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

Dr. Moore received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Brain & Cognitive Sciences from MIT. He received his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from UC San Diego, where he investigated neuronal oscillator dynamics and the hierarchical organization of motor circuits. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology at Harvard University, he collaborated with researchers at the Salk Institute to pioneer investigations into suckling behavior in newborns. Throughout his career he has developed new tools and strategies for dissecting neural circuits.

Jonathan Tangonan

Research Lab Technician, University of Southern California

Jonathan received a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from UCLA. Following his graduation, he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in 911 response serving both LA and Orange County. Jonathan is now working to support the efforts of Drs. Moore and McElvain with future aspirations to pursue a career as a neurologist.


Reha Matai

SOAR/SURF Undergraduate Researcher, University of Southern California

Reha is a Sophomore majoring in Computational Neuroscience. Her main interests lie at the intersection of computation and neuroscience, particularly in the context of building algorithms to diagnose neural disorders and examine structures of the brain.


Matthew Cheah

SOAR/URAP Undergraduate Researcher, University of Southern California

Matthew is an undergraduate studying the Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He is very interested in research on innate behavior and the use of high-throughput neuroanatomy to investigate how neural circuits are organized.


Allison Warren

Volunteer Undergraduate Researcher, University of Southern California

Allison is a sophomore studying computational neuroscience. She is interested in using computational methods to study different aspects of the brain, particularly the way neural circuits in the brainstem influence the behaviors of different mammals


We are recruiting motivated students, scientists, engineers, and staff at all experience levels. Please e-mail the PI (jdmoore AT usc DOT edu) if you are interested in joining our multidisciplinary Research Group.

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