ALAN JASANOFF, Ph.D.
Professor (PI)

In addition to running the lab, Alan directs the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering and runs a neuroengineering training program. His book, The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are, will be published by Basic Books in 2018.
ALI BARANDOV, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Ali is interested in the design and development of small molecule sensors for intracellular signal transduction events.
BENJAMIN BARTELLE, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Ben is developing MRI sensor proteins meant to explore the function of the brain in vivo. He has previously developed a suite of MRI reporter proteins for studies of functional and developmental genetics of the mouse.
SARAH BRICAULT
Graduate Student (Biology)

Sarah is investigating neural mechanisms of rewarding and aversive stimulus processing using fMRI approaches in rats
MITUL DESAI, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Mitul studies how neural circuit dynamics give rise to aspects of brain function related to decision-making. He also works on a novel approach for high-sensitivity molecular imaging of neural signaling events.
SOUPARNO GHOSH
Graduate Student (BE)

Souparno is working on a project that applies protein-engineering principles to develop protein based contrast agents for studying neural activity using fMRI.
AVIAD HAI, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Aviad is using his knowledge in cell biology, electrophysiology and electrical engineering to develop novel MRI nanosensors for in vivo imaging of neural activity.
PETER HARVEY, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Peter is developing small molecule systems for MRI contrast enhancement. By incorporating responsive behavior to selected analytes, these systems can then be used to investigate intracellular and neurological events.
NAN LI, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Nan is working on investigating reward neuronal circuits in vivo by utilizing dopamine dependent molecular fMRI, blood oxygenation level dependent fMRI, optogenetics and electrophysiological approaches.
SATOSHI OKADA, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Satoshi is interested in rational design of contrast agents based on the collaboration of nanotechnology, molecular biology, and computer science and the application of them to in vivo imaging.
ROBERT OHLENDORF, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

Robert engineers protein-based tools to monitor and manipulate molecular aspects of brain function with spatiotemporal accuracy and minimal invasiveness.
JACOB SIMON
Graduate Student (BE)

Jacob is developing novel nanoscale neurotransmitter sensors with increased sensitivity relative to previous MRI probes. He is also engineering metalloproteins to detect intracellular signal transduction.
HE WEI, Ph.D.
Postdoc (BE)

He is an expert in nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, and biomedical applications. He is working on nanoparticle-based sensors for calcium and other targets in the nervous system.
AGATA WIŚNIOWSKA
Graduate Student (HST)

Agata works on improving delivery techniques of contrast agents into the brain. She is developing a novel device for intracranial injection to large brain regions, and investigating techniques for delivery via the bloodstream using focused ultrasound.
UNDERGRADUATES (UROPS)
always in flux...
LAB ALUMNI
Isabel Alvarez
Tatjana Atanasijevic
Alexandra Awai
Mariya Barch
Lili Cai
Matthew Colonnese
Andrew Dennis
Henryk Faas
Ana Fiallos
Yelen Gluz
Vivian Hsieh
Tehya Johnson
Taekwan Lee
Victor Lelyveld
Yuri Matsumoto
Elisenda Rodriguez
Vibhu Sachdev
Mikhail Shapiro
Adrian Slusarczyk
Phillip Sun
Gil Westmeyer