Our Team

Current Members



Member of the maxlab 2020 Trivia Champion Team!


Jacob G. Martin

Postdoctoral Fellow



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.


Nanak Nihal Singh Khalsa

Masters Student

Interested in the mind from many angles: computational, neuroscientific, and through meditation.

Maxlab 2020 Trivia Champion Team member.


Neel Banerjee

Undergraduate Research Assistant / Lab Manager

Sophomore in the College majoring in Neurobiology and minoring in Classical Languages. I'm interested in neural plasticity and engineering, and I enjoy playing the guitar in my free time.


Marcus Dreux

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Bernard Kripkee

Maxlab member at large

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.


Our Team

Past Members (since website re-launch in 2021)

  • 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