The Miller lab at 1 month - all smiles...

Adam Miller

amiller [at] uoneuro [dot] uoregon [dot] edu

I am interested in how the brain is assembled and functions. The goal of the lab is to integrate genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, circuit function, and behavior, all with a goal of understanding how the brain creates functioning neural networks. 

When not in lab I like hikingbikingdogsbeer, and food.



Audrey Marsh

audreym [at] uoregon [dot] edu

Official First Lab Member!

Audrey graduated from WWU in Bellingham, WA where she worked on Arabidopsis genetics.

She is focusing on understanding how electrical synapses are organized into complex asymmetric structures.




Jen Michel

jmichel [at] uoregon [dot] edu

Biochemist extraordinaire!

Jen comes to us with tons of experience with in the biochemistry of scaffolds in signaling pathways and the structural analysis of neurotransmitter receptors.

She will focus on the electrical synapse proteome.




Laura Reich

Officially leading our first collaboration at Oregon!

Laura is a Clark College Honor Student at Oregon. 

Laura will be working on how fish smell - and no the answer is not fishy! She will be working with the Smear lab to investigate olfactory transduction, processing, and behavior in fish.





Lab Alum

Mine Sahin

Official First Summer Research Student!

Mine visited the lab from Turkey for the summer. She used CRISPR to investigate genes required for electrical synapse formation.







Previous Folk who worked with Adam in Seattle

Arish Shah

ashah [at] fredhutch [dot] org

Official RNA Wizard.

See his awesome CRISPR paper.

Arish figured out how to use CRISPRs to quickly screen for phenotypes in zebrafish. 

Arish is off to MIT for grad school starting 2016!




Lisa Voelker

lvoelker [at] fredhutch [dot] org

Official Leader of Unicorns.

Check out her cool paper on neurobeachin. 

Currently a grad student at UW.

See what she's up to here.





...but we can be mean too...

Anisha Adke

aadke [at] uoregon [dot] edu

Official First Undergrad!

Anisha is a Clark College Honor Student at Oregon. 

Anisha is working on the genes responsible for the first synapses in zebrafish. She has made a ton of cool mutants and is currently checking out how this changes coiling behavior in young fish.



Abbey Lasseigne

Official First Grad student!

Abbey graduated from the UV in Burlington where she studied psychology and developmental neuroscience.

She will start her grad career investigating how scaffolds are used to build electrical synapses.

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Dylan Farnsworth

Official First Postdoc!

Dylan likes to think about how time is integrated into developmental processes, from stem cells, to neural circuits, to behavior. He also has time to investigate interesting hat choices.

Dylan is focusing on single-cell RNA-seq experiments from spinal cord neurons to figure out the constellation of genetic changes that occur as neurons wire together into functional circuits.


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Alex Whitebirch

alexwhitebirch091 [at] gmail [dot] com

Official Synapse Master.

Check out his cool Cx asymmetry paper!

Currently a grad student at Columbia.