Lab Members

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Aoto Lab   September 2021
Principle Investigator
Jason Aoto
Assistant Professor
 
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Staff
Pat the Plat
Research Assistant
 
 
 
Graduate Students
Emma Boxer
B.S. Biology and Psychology, 2015, University of Colorado Denver
NSP Graduate Student (2016-present)
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow
Emma is interested in the functional connectivity and synaptic properties that sculpt neural circuits involved in stress and reward. She is investigating the cell-type and sex-specific circuitry of ventral subiculum.
JungMin Kim
B.S. Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, 2015, University of Arizona
NSP Graduate Student (2018-present)

JungMin is interested in the function of Neurexin-3 in cocaine-induced plasticity and its significance in drug-related behaviors.
Brian Lloyd
B.M. Vocal Performance, 2013, University of Denver;
B.S. Biology, 2017, University of Colorado Denver

MSTP Pharmacology Graduate Student (2019-present)
Brian utilizes super-resolution microscopy to investigate how manipulation of synaptic proteins affects the subsynaptic organization of excitatory synapses in hippocampus.
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Eric Stokes
B.S. Biology, 2018, Morehouse College
Pharmacology Graduate Student (2019-present)
Eric is investigating how precise alterations in Nrxn3a sequence affects synaptic physiology and animal behavior
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Becca Roth
B.S. Psychology with Minor in Applied Statistics, 2018, Grand Valley State University
NSP Graduate Student (2021-present)
Becca is investigating cocaine-induced alterations to inhibitory microcircuits and synaptic properties within ventral subiculum.
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Carley Miller
B.S. Neuroscience, 2018, Pennsylvania State University
MSTP Pharmacology Graduate Student (2021-present)
Alumni
Susana Restrepo, Ph.D
BS, Biotechnology, 2015, University of Florida
Pharmacology Graduate program (2016-2021)
Melanie Becher
BS, Neuroscience, 2018, College of William and Mary
Research Assistant 2020-2021
Current position: Graduate student in Georgetown University
Nora Langer
BS, Neuroscience, Minor Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2018, Colorado College
Professional Research Assistant 2018-2020
Brett Dunn, M.S. 
Graduate Student
Master's Degree 2016-2017
Current position: Biodesix
Kylan Nelson 
Professional Research Assistant 2016-2018
Current position: Medical student at CU Anschutz
Jun Wang 
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wyoming
Former Rotation Students:
Dean Kareemo
Ellen Ford
Hannah Actor-Engle
Taylor Yamauchi
Joshua Garcia
 
We are interested in you!
The Aoto Lab is now hiring!
Are you a dedicated, independent and hard-working scientist?
Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment?
We are always looking for scientists at all levels (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows). Postdoctoral fellows with a background in synaptic electrophsyiology or molecular biology are encouraged to apply.
 
For inquiries, please send an email to: jason.aoto@cuanschutz.edu