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DENIZENS OF THE DANIEL LAB

Post-Docs

Zane Aldworth
Simon Sponberg

Grad-Students

Jessica Fox (NBio)
Armin Hinterwirth (Bio)
Andrew Mountcastle (Bio)
Dave Williams (PBio)
Robin Harris (NBio)
Nicole George
Sharri Zamore



Undergrads

Jacob Lccky
Katie Miller
Stephanie Sundier
Mikael Daranciang
Darren Howell

High Schoolers
Christina Tull
Honorary Members
John Edwards
M. Patricia Morse
Katherine Graubard

Tom's Picture Tom Daniel

Tom  is the Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair of Biology. He recieved his BS and MS at the University of Wisconsin, a PhD at Duke and was the Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering Sciences at Caltech until 1984 when he joined the University of Washington and has been here ever since.   He is the proud recipient of the University of Washington 1989 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2001 Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award as well as a MacArthur fellowship.

John Edwards

Following a distinguished career studying insect neurobiology, development, and ecology (punctuated with numerous awards Guggenheim award, a von Humbolt award and the Javitz Award) John is now Emeritus Professor of Biology.  He is also elected to the Alaska Sportsman Hall of Fame.
Autobiography
Zane Aldworth
Zane  completed his Ph.D. at Montanna State University in the Miller lab where he worked on the sensory dynamics of cercal sound detection in crickets. He is currently studying control and dynamics of hawkmoth flight with a focus on wing strain sensing.
Simon Sponberg
Simon  completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in the  Full lab where he worked on the motor control of insect locomotion and on antennal sensing.  He is currently studying control and dynamics of hawkmoth flight with a focus on wing steering muscles.
Jessica Fox
is a graduate student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program. Jessica came to the UW from Cornell University where she worked on the neurobiology of mechanosensory structures in the legs of beetles.  She is now forging forward on the neurobiology and biomechanics of crane fly halteres, whopping big gyroscopes.
Jess' home page
Armin Hinterwirth
is graduate student in the Department of Biology. He came to the UW from Rockefeller University where he worked in the Hudspeth Lab.  Armin is focussing on both mechanosensory and visual sensory information processing in Manduca sexta with an eye towards multimodal integration.  He has built a flight simulator that only a moth could love.
Armin's home page
Andrew Mountcastle
is graduate student in the Department of Biology. He came to the UW with a Bachelor's degree in physics at Bowdoin College .  Andrew is tackling the complex aerodynamics associated with flapping flexing wings with an eye towards understanding how dynamic bending waves may affect flight performance.
Andrew's home page
David Williams
is graduate student in the Physiology and Biophysics Program. He came to the UW with a Bachelor's degree in physics from Reed College.  He is focussing on molecular motors and works with Mike Regnier and our lab on the development of 3-D models of myosin-actin interaction.

Dave's home page
Nicole George
is graduate student in the Department of Biology.  She came to the UW with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from UC Berkeley where she worked with Mimi Koehl in fluid mechanics.  She is focussing on the biomechanics of Manduca flight muscle -- and it's temperature dependence.
Robin Harris
is graduate student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program. Robin came to the UW from Cornell University. With Jim Truman as her primary advisor, Robin is examing the behavioral and circuit correlates of motor neuron loss in Drosophila.  She was embedded in the lab for the year to learn some kinematics and biomechanics and now resides at Janelia Farm.

Sharri Zamore
is graduate student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program. Sharri came to the UW from Cornell University. She is currently doing a rotation in the lab, focussing on inertial sensory systems in bumble bees.  
Billie Medina
is a recent gradute of the Department of Biology.  She is currently serving as the Daniel Lab Technical Coordinator, overseeing the daily operations of the lab and running antennal stimulation and videographic systems for the DARPA grant.

Jacob Lockey
is an undergraduate in the department of Biology.  Jacob is working with Zane on direct electrical stimulation of turning movements in freely flying hawkmoths.  He has been instrumental in wind-tunnel design and construction.

Mikael Daranciang
is an undergraduate student in Biology working with Armin on implantable microelectronics and the development of direct antennal stimulation in moths, exploring the steering circuit associated with antennal mechanoreception.
Amber Fetchko
is an undergraduate student with a double major in Neurobiology and in the Applied Computational and Math Sciences program.  She is insterested in computer neural interfaces and in programming, math and widgets.


Katie Miller
is  an undergraudate Biology student working with Jessica on the mechanics and neurobiology of halteres.   She is focussing on the biomechanics of halteres.  Katie also leads the UW chapter of Tri-Beta, the undergraduate biology honors society. 
Stephanie Sundier
is  an undergraudate Biology student who is working with Simon on the dynamics of steering and flight control in hawkmoths.  

Darren Howell
is an undergraduate at the UW.  He is currently working with Jess Fox and Sharri Zamoreon high-speed videogrpahy of bees as well as the structural dynamics of halteres.


Former Lab Members
Postdocs

Stacey Combes
Danny Grunbaum
Ty Hedrick
Sanjay Sane











Graduates Students

Dany Adams
Stacey Combes
Alexandre Diedonne
Michael Dillon
Kevin Flick
Mark Frye
Erica Goldman
Brian Helmuth
Brad Hinkel
Chris Jordan
Edgar Meyhofer
Jordanna Sprayberry
Elizabeth Stockwell
Bertrand C.W. Tanner
Jamie Theobald
Alan Trimble
Undergrads

Meika Decher
Saima Haq
Josh Horwitz
Spencer Howell
Heidi Huber
Nate Jacobsen
Lara Kidoguchi

Jeff Longnioin
Susan Loudon
Craig Magaret
Mike Macpherson
Carlos Moreno
Chet Moritz
Amy Paul
Charlotte Robinson
Marie Suver
James Tse





High School Students

Molly Geiger
Spencer Howell
Peter Jeong
Cameron Myhrvold
Conor Myhrvold
Christina Tull

Last updated on Tuesday, 27-Dec-2011 07:59:11 PST. Send questions or comments to danielt@u.washington.edu