People in the Lab


Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD., a Neuroscientist, is an Assistant Professor of Biology and the Jennie M Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound, Washington. His research interests span the field of developmental biology, neuroendocrinology and sensory-motor integration. He is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER award for early career scientists to explore modulation of the reproductive axis in the brain by endocrine disruptors. As a research scientist at Columbia University, he designed microchips to record from brain cells and used proteins to create bio-batteries and biosensors. As a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA (2006-2009) he studied the development and physiology of reproductive neurons in the zebrafish brain. His previous research addressed pattern-generating networks in snails and how they were modulated to elicit various behaviors. A Fellow of the UCLA Art|Sci center, his collaborations with artists have led to exhibitions and documentaries that blend the worlds of art and science highlighting topics like Hox genes, animal umwelts and biomimicry. Recent exhibits have been at the Microwave New Media festival (2011) and at Art Environment Action at the New School of Design (2012). He has co-taught hybrid Art and Science courses at the New School of Design (2009-2012) and is developing an Art+Science collective in his current position (

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Current Postdoctoral Associates

Tomoko Inagaki, PhD

Current Students

Eric Kenji Lee (2012-2015)
Natalie Smith (2014-)
Dominic Skinner (2014-)
Jessica Dyck (2014-)
Jess Evans (2014-)
Andrew Langtry (2015- )

Past Students

Skyler Tetreau (2012-2015)
Emilie Kurth (2014-2015)
Sean Stackhouse (2013-2015)
Noah David (2015)
Kara Sherva (2015)

High School Students

Hannah Martens, School of the Arts, Tacoma Public Schools, 2014-15