Past Lab Members

Yalun Tan

Former Ph.D. Student

Yalun Tan completed her final dissertation defense on July 24, 2019, “An Interrogation of Brain Oxytocin Signaling: Implications for Dysregulated Social Behavior.” Her committee members included Eric Krause, Ph.D., Joanna Peris, Ph.D., Jay McLaughlin, Ph.D., Charles Frazier, Ph.D., and Habibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D.

Yalun Tan

Dr. Lei A. Wang

Former Graduate Student

Research Scientist I at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Lei Wang


Former Masters Student

Shyla Difuntorum successfully defended her thesis on an optogenetic approach, shedding light on the role of mPFC AT2R-containing neurons in anxiety-like behavior.
Her thesis advisor is Dr. Annette de Kloet.

Shyla Difuntorum

Emma Lodl

Former Lab Member Pharmacy Student at University of Florida College of Pharmacy

UF Health Shands Hospital Pharmacy Residency
Shands PGY1 resident and her interests include oncology and palliative care/pain management.

Emma Lodl

Mazher Mohammed, PhD

Former Postdoctoral Associate

Currently a Postdoctoral Associate at LSU Health

Mazer Mohamed

Calyn Mask

Former Postdoctoral Associate

Calyn Maske

Jacob Ludin, MD

Former Lab Member

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Jacob Ludin

Dan Nguyen

Former Lab Member

Informatics Pharmacist

Dan Nguyen

David Pioquinto, M.D.

Former Lab Member

Weill Cornell Medicine , Psychiatry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

David Pio

Hannah M Engle,

Former Lab Member

Research interest: Use of entheogens as a novel therapeutic approach to treat a range of psychiatric disorders, e.g. anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD.


Hanna Engle

Group Photos with Past and Current Members

Yalun’s Dissertation