Benjamin Sivyer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ben completed his PhD in the laboratory of David Vaney at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland, Australia. Following this, he completed postdoctoral fellowships with Stephen Williams (QBI), Gabe Murphy (HHMI Janelia Research Campus), and Rowland Taylor (OHSU Casey Eye Institute).


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Michael H. Berry

MD/PhD Student

Mike completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley where he worked with Ehud Isacoff studying the function of light activated proteins on vision restoration.


Elizabeth White

Research Assistant II

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 2016. She has previously conducted research on muscle physiology using Drosophila melanogaster and the usage of microRNAs as therapeutic agents in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).




Alex Tomlinson, BS

Research Assistant II

Alex is the creator and developer of pyStim.