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Aaron Milstein has accepted his new position at Rutgers University. He is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and the Dept. of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a resident faculty member at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. As an Instructor mentored by Ivan Soltesz, Aaron developed large biologically-detailed neuronal network models to dissect the circuit components of memory and dysfunction in epilepsy.

The Soltesz Team is wishing him all the best in his new career path!

Barna Dudok received a K99/R00 Career Development Award, entitled “Perisomatic inhibition in epilepsy”. He will study the role of a specific type of GABAergic inhibitory interneuron (cholecystokinin-expressing basket cells) in controlling hippocampal network activity in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy using in vivo calcium imaging.

Sandra is an experienced Research Laboratory Services Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry for more than 5 years. Skilled in Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Life Sciences, Microscopy as well as cell biology techniques that utilize laser-based technology to simultaneous multi-parametric analyze physical and chemical characteristics of tissues or cells. She is a strong research professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) focused in Nutritional Science from University Hohenheim and a Business Administration background for more than 9 years. She has been working the last 5 years in the Genetics Department at Stanford and is now excited about her new role within the Soltesz Lab.