Team Midshipman
Team Midshipman at the Friday Harbor Labs Summer 2017, left to right: Ruiyu Zeng, Brooke Vetter, Jon Perelmuter, Paul Forlano, Joe Sisneros, Andrew Brown, and Will Palmer

Last updated 7-19-17
Panoramic view of the Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island, WA.
Team Midshipman (Oct 2016), left to right: Orphal Colleye, Nick Lozier, Joe Sisneros,
Rob Mohr, and Ruiyu Zeng.
Current Members Honorary Members and Collaborators

Elvis (Honorary Lab Member)

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

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.

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

Ruiyu Zeng (PhD Student)
Zebrafish Hearing

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

Orphal Colleye (Postdoctoral Associate)
Fish bioacoustics

Currently a postdoc at University of de Liege


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)