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

Last updated 10-19-17
Team Midshipman (Oct 2017), left to right:
Rob Mohr, Nick Lozier, Joe Sisneros, Brooke Vetter, Ruiyu Zeng, and William Palmer
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
 

Robert Mohr (PhD Candidate Student)
Rank: Master Midshipman
rmohr916@uw.edu

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

Paul Forlano (Assistant 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 Student)
Rank: Midshipman
zengr@uw.edu
Zebrafish Hearing

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Hearing and the effects of noise on fishes

Currently a postdoc at NIH

Orphal Colleye (Postdoctoral Associate)
Fish bioacoustics

Currently a postdoc at University of de Liege

 

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

Currently employed at Microsoft

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

Currently employed at Humboldt State University

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)