Team Midshipman
Our Life Aquatic Exploring the Underwater World of Fish Hearing and Bioacoustics
 
 
 
 

Last updated 1-26-18
Team Midshipman (Oct 2017), left to right:
Rob Mohr, Nick Lozier, Joe Sisneros, Brooke Vetter, Ruiyu Zeng, and William Palmer
Team Midshipman (Jan 2018) in front of the lab of Ed Ricketts and his memorial on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA; left to right: Will Palmer, Ruiyu Zeng, Nick Lozier, Brooke Vetter, and Joe Sisneros
Current Members Honorary Members and Collaborators

Joseph Sisneros (Principal Investigator)
Rank: Supreme Master Midshipman
sisneros@uw.edu
Neuroethology of acoustic communication in fishes.

Elvis (Honorary Lab Member)
TCB~@u.washington.edu

 

Brooke Vetter (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Rank: Sage Master Midshipman
bjvetter@uw.edu
Neural mechanisms for social acoustic signal recognition

Richard Fay (Senior Scientist)
Marine Biological Laboratory
RFAY@luc.edu
Hearing in fishes
 

Nicholas Lozier (PhD Candidate Student)
Rank: Master Midshipman
nlozier@uw.edu
Mechanisms of hair cell plasticity in fish auditory systems

Paul Forlano (Associate Professor)
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
pforlano@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Mechanisms underlying steroid-induced neural plasticity
and sex differences in brain and behavior
 
Ruiyu Zeng (PhD Candidate Student)
Rank: Master Midshipman
zengr@uw.edu
Zebrafish Hearing

Andrew Brown (Assistant Professor)
University of Washington
andrewdb@uw.edu

Spatial hearing in humans; morphological and behavioral studies of the lateral line system in teleost fishes.

 

William Palmer (Undergrad Neurobiology Student)
Rank: Midshipman Apprentice
wcp23@uw.edu
Midshipman bioacoustics and neural mechanisms of behavior

Allison Coffin (Assistant Professor)
Washington State University Vancouver
allison.coffin@vancouver.wsu.edu
Development and morphology of the inner ear of fishes

 
Sophia Sisneros (Unpaid Intern)
Rank: Minnow
Loves to collect tidepool marine organisms and look for deer.

David Zeddies (Senior Scientist)
JASCO Applied Sciences
davidzeddies@gmail.com
Sound source localization by fishes

 
Peter Rogers (Senior Scientist)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Noah Sisneros (Unpaid Intern)
Rank: Minnow
Loves to "night light" off the FHL dock and collect fish with hand nets. Expert fish wrangler.

 
Lab Alumni

Robert Mohr (Ph.D.)
rmohr916@uw.edu

Role of the swim bladder for sound reception and communication in the plainfin midshipman.

Currently employed at Amazon Spheres

Orphal Colleye (Postdoctoral Associate)
Fish bioacoustics

Currently a postdoc at University of de Liege

 

Ashwin Bhandiwad (Ph.D.)
bhandiwa@uw.edu

Hearing and the effects of noise on fishes

Currently a postdoc at NIH

Elizabeth Whitchurch (Postdoc)
Humboldt State University
lizwhitchurch@gmail.com

Currently employed at Humboldt State University

Peter Alderks (Ph.D.)
pwa2@uw.edu
Ontogenetic plasticity of auditory senstivity in the plainfin midshipman fish.

Currently employed at Microsoft

Raquel Vasconcelos (Ph.D)
raquel.vasconcelos@usj.edu.mo
Neuroethology of acoustic communication in the Lusitanian toadfish (H.didactylus)

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

Yiran (Ivy) Chang (Undergraduate Student)
gacivy@live.com

Currently a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin and the Institute of Cellular and molecular Biology
Christina Jarvis (Undergraduate Student)
christinajarvis@msn.com
Early growth and development of fishes
Meagan Wong (Undergraduate Student)
mizugurl@uw.edu
Currently in medical school at Touro University in California.

Andrew Acob (Undergraduate Student)
aacob@u.washington.edu

Currently in medical school at UW

Kiel Shaub (PostGraduate Student)
kielshaub@gmail.com
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)