June 2021: Olivia joins the lab as a Research Technician.
April 18, 2021: Bill is a part of a Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences publication on neuronal correlates of rational choice in primate reward signals.
March 24, 2021: Jing publishes Transcriptional Diversity of Medium Spiny Neurons in the Primate Striatum on bioRxiv.
March 8, 2021: Kati publishes Rare Rewards Amplify Dopamine Responses in Nature Neuroscience.
December 23, 2020: Bill is a part of a publication with open resources for non-human primate optogenetics.
October 2, 2020: Willa joins the lab as a PhD student in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
August 2020: Willa joins the lab as a PhD student in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
August 2020: Tao is accepted as a PhD student in the Program in Neural Computation at Carnegie Mellon.
August 2020: Aydin is accepted as a PhD student in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
April 8, 2020: Kati publishes a preview in Neuron about novelty, conditioned responses, and dopamine signals.
January 2020: Jianjiao joins the lab as a Data Scientist.
November 22, 2019: Kati publishes Rare Rewards Amplify Dopamine Learning Responses on bioRxiv.
May 2019: Tao joins the lab as a summer student.
January 13, 2019: Kati’s abstract is accepted as a poster presentation for COSYNE 2019.
December 12, 2018: Aydin is accepted into University of Pittsburgh’s Neuroscience Master’s program.
November 19, 2018: Kati’s poster ‘Rare Rewards Enhance Dopamine Prediction Error Responses’ is awarded a top score at the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Day.
November 12, 2018: Jackie joins the lab as a Research Assistant and Primate Specialist.
September 1, 2018: Xinpei joins the lab.
September 2018: Corentin joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Associate.
July 9, 2018: Jing’s dissertation work from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is available through PNAS early release here.
April 3, 2018: Kati is awarded an Honorable Mention for the NSF GRFP.
March 2, 2018: Bill publishes a Current Opinions paper about dopamine.
December 29, 2017: The lab is featured in a technology feature.
December 26, 2017: Kati publishes a commentary about dopamine and economic value.
December 1, 2017: Bill gives a Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar on dopamine reward coding.
November 20, 2017: Aydin’s first paper is published! A review of monkey neurophysiology studies related to reward coding by dopamine neurons.
November 16, 2017: Bill and Adriana Galvan were co-chairs of the NHP Optogenetics Mini-Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience conference. Read the review.
July 5, 2017: Jing joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Associate.
June 1, 2017: Kati joins the lab as a PhD Student in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
January 4, 2016: Aydin joins the lab as a Research Technician.
September 2015: Stauffer Lab officially open!