Our Team

Current Members



Member of the maxlab 2020 Trivia Champion Team!




Maxlab 2020 Trivia Champion Team member.

Srikanth(Sri) Damera

+5th year MD/PhD Student

When I'm not at work I enjoy listening to deep house/nu disco/future bass, reading epic fantasy, and cooking.

My favorite quote is from Garden State: "If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like."


Plamen "Bulgaria" Nikolov

Graduate Student

Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Chess (https://lichess.org/@/Bulgarian)
Research interests: computational modelling, motor control systems, internal models, brain and language, random Kaggle challenges

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. - Bohr


Flo Martinez Addiego

Graduate Student

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw


Lillian Chang

Graduate Student

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." –Miles Kington

I graduated from UC San Diego in 2018 with a B.S. in Cognitive Science specializing in Neuroscience and a minor in Mathematics. I'm interested in learning and memory, particularly in regards to language and math– skills crucial to education and everyday life. Subsequently, that led to an interest in how the brain successfully learns what it needs to and how we can use computational models along with neuroimaging to better understand certain neural processes.


Neel Banerjee

Sponsored University Associate


Noah Steinberg

MD/PhD Student

Hobbies: Playing and watching soccer, podcasts, playing piano, cooking food for others, hiking & spending time outside

Research interests: I really just want to figure out how the brain works.

My favorite quote is from a former coach of my favorite soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur: It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.


Chris Cornell

Master's Student


Jessica Lin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Second-year undergraduate majoring in neurobiology and math


Bernard Kripkee

Sponsored University Associate

I have just finished editing my wife’s third novel. In 2019 I became the United States Powerlifting Association New York State record holder for contestants age 75-79 in the 163 pound class.

Maxlab 2020 Trivia Champion Team member.


Kyle Yoon

Research Assistant

4th Year Neurobiology Major and Medical Humanities Minor


Our Team


  • Marcus Dreux -2022. Associate Consultant at CrossVue
  • Vishnu Reddy Pendri -2021. Current undergraduate at the University of Rochester
  • Nanak Nihal Singh Khalsa - 2021. MS in Integrative Neuroscience Graduate
  • Kimberly Jin - 2021. BS in Biology Graduate
  • Dylan Drobish - 2020. MS in Integrative Neuroscience Graduate
  • James Mattei - 2020. Current PhD in Computer Science at Tufts University