Our Team

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Erich Jarvis

PhD

Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language and professor at The Rockefeller University. He is also a scientific investigator ...

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language     New York, NY

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Rajvi Agravat

BS

Rajvi Agravat is a Research Assistant in the Jarvis laboratory. She joined the lab in August 2020 and is interested in studying...

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Matt Biegler

PhD

Matt is postdoctoral associate in the Jarvis Lab, working toward improving biotechnology applications in birds, both for ...

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Lomax Boyd

PhD

Lomax is a postdoctoral associate at The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language. His research...

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Samara Brown

PhD

Samara is the lab manager of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language.  She received her BA in Biological...

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Lindsey Cantin

BS

Lindsey is a graduate fellow in the Jarvis Laboratory at The Rockefeller University. She is interested in understanding the specialization...

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Ha Na Choe

PhD

Ha Na is a former graduate fellow in the Jarvis lab at Rockefeller University and the Matsunami lab at Duke University...

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Matthew Davenport 

BS

Matthew is a graduate fellow in the Jarvis and Vaziri laboratories at Rockefeller University primarily interested in the evolutionary...

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Giulio Formenti

PhD

Giulio is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Jarvis Laboratory. He has an undergraduate background as a naturalist...

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Gregory Gedman

PhD

Gregory is a PhD in the Jarvis Laboratory. He is studying the brains of vocal learners, namely humans and songbirds...

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Caitlin Gilbert 

PhD

Caitlin a PhD student in the Jarvis Lab studying the epigenomic patterns in the zebra finch brain that allow for the development...

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Elijah Harter

BS

Elijah is a Research Assistant for the Jarvis Laboratory. He graduated from the University of Chicago in June 2020 and has done...

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Anna Keyte

PhD

Is a research scientist in the Jarvis Laboratory. She received her doctorate in Developmental Biology from the Duke University...

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Louisa Kuper

BA

Louisa is a Research Assistant for the Jarvis Lab working on engineering a vocal phenotype in mice. She received her Bachelor...

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Jared Levine

PhD

Jared Levine, PhD is the grant proposal writer in the Jarvis laboratory. He received his doctorate in neuroscience from...

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Brigid Maloney

BS

Brigid is a graduate fellow in the Jarvis and Magnasco laboratories at the Rockefeller University. Her primary research...

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Stephanie Marcus

BA

Stephanie is a fifth-year graduate fellow. She received her BA in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University... 

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Sadye Paez

PhD

Sadye is the Program Director and a Senior Research Associate in the Jarvis laboratory. As a biomechanist, physical therapis...

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Peter Schade

BS

Peter is a second-year graduate fellow co-advised by Erich Jarvis and Winrich Freiwald. Peter explores how neural circuits...

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Lauren Shalmiyev

MPH

Lauren is the Administrative Coordinator for the Jarvis Laboratory.  She has experience in the conduct of clinical trials, laboratory...

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Constantina Theofanopoulou

PhD

Constantina is a Post Doctoral Associate at Rockefeller University. She received her PhD in the Neurobiology of Language...

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César Vargas

BA

César is a fifth-year graduate fellow. His primary research interest is how animals control their actions and movements, particularly ...

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Elena Waidmann

BA

Elena is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Jarvis lab. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, during which she...

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Jean-Nicolas Audet

PhD

Jean-Nicolas is a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller Field Research Center in Millbrook. In his early career, Nik worked...

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Mélanie Couture

BS

Mélanie Is a research assistant at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. Prior to joining the Jarvis lab...

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Matthew Maresca

BA

Matthew is a Husbandry Attendant for the Jarvis Lab at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. He grew up...

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Gillian Permuy Durham

BA

Gillian is the Head of Animal Husbandry for the Jarvis Lab at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook...

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Lotem Tchernichovski 

BFA 

Lotem is a Husbandry Attendant for the Jarvis Lab at the Rockefeller University Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. She received...

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Grace Smith-Vidaurre

PhD

Grace is a NSF Broadening Participation postdoc fellow in the Jarvis lab. Dr. Smith-Vidaurre received her BS from Haverford...

Vertebrate Genome Lab
New York, NY

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Olivier Fedrigo

Executive Director

Olivier is a computational biologist interested in in molecular mechanisms underlying organism adaptation.

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Jennifer Balacco

Research scientist

Jen is a molecular biologist and expert in isolating ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA and in many long read technologies...

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Kathleen Horan

Administrative coordinator

Kathleen is our administrative coordinator. She facilitates samples exchange between institutions and coordinates...

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Nivesh Jain

Research scientist

Nivesh is a molecular biologist training in ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA isolation, Bionano, and PacBio.

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Jacquelyn Mountcastle

Research scientist

Jackie is a molecular biologist specialized in sample collection and preservation, ultra-High Molecular Weight DNA...