McGovern Graduate Fellows

2019-2020 Fellows

Each year, the McGovern Institute awards fellowships, generously provided by our supporters, to foster the research of exceptional graduate students in labs across the institute. Meet the 2019-2020 graduate fellows, who study a wide range of topics — from worm behavior to human emotion.

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Marc-Joseph Antonini


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

MJ makes flexible probes in Polina Anikeeva‘s lab that deliver drug with pinpoint accuracy.

Madeline Cusimano


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

Maddie is pushing the limits of AI in the McDermott lab to hear a pin drop within a tapestry of noise.

Suzannah Fraker


Janet and Sheldon (1959) Razin Fellow

Suzannah develops brain-inspired AI in the Halassa lab that can handle multiple tasks at once.

Eghbal Hosseini


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

Eghbal develops computer models in the Fedorenko lab that can extract meaning from language.

Sean (Dae) Houlihan


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

Dae studies how the brain reasons about emotion in ourselves and others in the Gabrieli and Saxe labs.

Tobias Kaiser


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

Toby explores how microglia — or immune cells — influence brain development in Guoping Feng‘s lab.

Alim Ladha


Tan-Yang Center for Autism Research Fellow

In the Zhang lab, Alim tinkers with CRISPR gene-editing tools to make them work efficiently in cells.

Eugene Lee


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

Eugene probes the minds of worms in the Horvitz lab to understand how humans learn.

Hyodong Lee


Lore Harp McGovern Fellow

Hyo sculpts brain-inspired neural networks in the DiCarlo lab.

Tzu-Hsuan (Maz) Ma


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

In the Fiete lab, Maz analyzes specialized neurons that help us navigate the world around us.

Daniel Oran


Friends of the McGovern Institute Fellow

In the Boyden lab, Dan builds optical devices that harness light to a degree never before possible.

Atharva Sahasrabudhe


Lore Harp McGovern Fellow

Atharva builds flexible probes in the Anikeeva lab that listen to and control the activity of neurons.