LAURA DENARDO, PHD
Dr. DeNardo received a dual BA in Molecular and Cell Biology and Art Practice from UC Berkeley. She went on to complete a PhD in Neurosciences at UCSD. She carried out her thesis work with Dr. Anirvan Ghosh, using a combination of slice physiology and confocal imaging to study mechanisms of hippocampal synaptogenesis. As a postdoc, Laura worked with Dr. Liqun Luo at Stanford University. Using new genetic tools for viral tracing and activity-dependent labeling, she mapped the organization and function of mPFC circuits underlying fearful memories. She joined the Physiology department as an Assistant Professor in January, 2019.
Scott wilke, mD, PHD
Dr. Wilke received his BS in Neurobiology from the University of Washington. He went on to earn his MD and PhD in neuroscience in the MSTP at UCSD. He completed his thesis work with Dr. Anirvan Ghosh studying activity-dependent mechanisms that regulate hippocampal connectivity. Scott completed a residency in Adult Psychiatry and did his postdoctoral research at UCSF. He worked with Dr. Vikaas Sohal, studying how neural activity in mPFC microcircuits underlies behavior relevant to depression. His clinical expertise are in interventional approaches for treatment resistant depression. He will join the Psychiatry department as an Assistant Clinical Professor in March, 2019.