Team Midshipman

Last updated 10-2-16
Team Midshipman (Oct 2016), left to right: Orphal Colleye, Nick Lozier, Joe Sisneros, Rob Mohr, and Ruiyu Zeng.
Current Members Honorary Members and Collaborators

Joseph Sisneros (Principal Investigator)
Neuroethology of acoustic communication in fishes.

Elvis (Honorary Lab Member)


Orphal Colleye (Postdoctoral Associate)
Fish bioacoustics

Richard Fay (Senior Scientist)
Marine Biological Laboratory
Hearing in fishes
Paul Forlano (Assistant Professor)
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Mechanisms underlying steroid-induced neural plasticity
and sex differences in brain and behavior

Robert Mohr (PhD Candidate Student)

Functional mapping of brain activation patterns in response to simple and complex acoustic signals.


Allison Coffin (Assistant Professor)
Washington State University Vancouver
Development and morphology of the inner ear of fishes

Ruiyu Zeng (PhD Student)
Zebrafish Hearing

Andrew Brown (Postdoc, University of Colorado Denver)
Spatial hearing in humans; morphological and behavioral studies of the lateral line system in teleost fishes.

Nicholas Lozier (PhD Student)
Plasticity of fish auditory systems

David Zeddies (Senior Scientist)
JASCO Applied Sciences
Sound source localization by fishes

Yiran (Ivy) Chang
(Undergraduate Student)

  Peter Rogers (Senior Scientist)
Georgia Institute of Technology

William Palmer
(Undergraduate student)

Lab Alumni

Ashwin Bhandiwad (Ph.D.)

Hearing and the effects of noise on fishes

Currently a postdoc at NIH

Peter Alderks (Ph.D.)
Ontogenetic plasticity of auditory senstivity in the plainfin midshipman fish.

Currently employed at Microsoft

Elizabeth Whitchurch (Postdoc)
Humboldt State University

Currently employed at Humboldt State University

Raquel Vasconcelos (Ph.D)
Neuroethology of acoustic communication in the Lusitanian toadfish (H.didactylus)

Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Joseph (Macau)

Christina Jarvis (Undergraduate Student)
Early growth and development of fishes
Meagan Wong (Undergraduate Student)
Currently in medical school at Touro University in California.

Andrew Acob (Undergraduate Student)

Currently in medical school at UW

Kiel Shaub (PostGraduate Student)
Currently in a PhD program at UCLA

Brian Sniffen (Undergraduate Student)
Gonzaga University School of Law
Currently an associate attorney at Miller Nash LLP (environmental law)