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 their baby. 


Efren Alvarez-salvado, postdoc

Efren did his graduate work with Santiago Canals, studying network plasticity in order to understand learning and memory.  Apart from science, he likes playing guitar, tabletop games and cooking.



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.


katie eyring, graduate student

Katie earned her BA in Neuroscience from Wellesley College, where she pursued research projects in medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry.  Outside the lab, she enjoys cooking, gaming, and exploring the city.


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.

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.