Kathy Nagel, lab head

Kathy did her graduate work with Allison Doupe at UCSF, and a postdoc with Rachel Wilson at Harvard Medical School.  She started her lab at NYU Medical School in summer of 2014.  In addition to science, Kathy draws and paints, sews a large fraction of her clothing, and raises two spirited children with her husband David.  

Marie Suver, postdoc

Marie did her graduate work with Michael Dickinson at Caltech where she studied octopaminergic modulation of vision during flight.  She enjoys outdoor activities, music, and spending time with her husband and two young children. 



Tim currier, graduate student

Tim earned his BA from Hamilton College and worked as a technician for Glenn Rosen at Harvard Medical School and Michale Fee at MIT.  Tim is an avid basketball fan and enjoys reading, primarily pop philosophy and fantasy epics.

andrew matheson, graduate student

Andrew earned his BSc in Computer Science and Biology at McGill University, where he studied the relationship between motor sequencing and timing with Jon Sakata.  He enjoys baking pastries, vegetarian cooking, and museums.


angela licata, graduate student

Angela earned a BA in Neuroscience & Behavior at Mount Holyoke College. She worked as a technician in Anne Churchland's lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where she studied the neural basis of decision making. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing roller derby and reading comics. 


david fox, postdoc

David did his graduate work with Farzan Nadim and Horacio G. Rotstein at NJIT where he studied neuronal frequency-responses to understand the regulation of network oscillations using the crab stomatogastric ganglion. Outside of science, he loves bicycle racing in central park, cooking indian food, and playing guitar.


Nick Kathman, postdoc

Nick did his graduate work with Roy Ritzmann studying visual motion processing in the cockroach central brain and a postdoc with Jessica Fox looking at how mechanosensory representations from the fly haltere are integrated with visual motion in the central brain. In his free time he enjoys swimming, playing tennis, and exploring the city. 


hannah gattuso, graduate student

Hannah earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While at NJIT she worked with Eric Fortune studying multi-sensory control of locomotion in weakly electric fish. Outside of the lab, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing arcade games and indulging in desserts.


ashley medina, undergraduate research assistant

Ashley is a third-year student at New York University, majoring in Neuroscience on the pre-med track with minors in Creative Writing and Psychology. She was born into a military family and is lucky to call several communities, within the United States and abroad, home. She enjoys being outdoors, and loves to run, swim, hike, and explore new areas.

We are looking for talented graduate students and postdocs to join our group.  Qualifications include creativity, perserverence, clarity of thought, and an ability to think and work independently.  We offer a supportive working environment, friendly to families and outside interests.