Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering
Principal Investigator


Department of Bioengineering

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
UC Berkeley

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Staff Members

Yuka Minton

Lab Manager



Daria Genzel, Ph.D

Research Specialist



Lindsey Loomis

Research Assistant



Postdoctoral scholars

Wujie Zhang, Ph.D





Nick Dotson, Ph.D




Angelo Forli, Ph.D

EMBO Fellow



Graduate students

Boaz Styr, Ph.D




Maimon Rose

Helen Wills Neuroscience Graduate Program

Entering class of 2015 

NSF honorable mention



Tobias Schmid

Helen Wills Neuroscience Graduate Program

Entering class of 2016

NSF Fellow


Julie Elie, Ph.D




Madeline Snyder

Bioengineering Graduate Program

Entering class of 2019

NSF Fellow


Undergraduate students

Ashley Rakuljic

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 

UC Berkeley



Barbara Shvareva

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

UC Berkeley




Ofer Tchernichovski

On Sabbatical from Hunter College: 2019

Eric Steven Sevilla

Undergraduate: 2017-2019

Research Associate at Neurona

Maria Ji

Undergraduate: 2016-2019

On route to medical school


Vidush Mukumd

Undergraduate: 2016-2017

Graduate school at Stanford 


Ninad Bhat

Undergraduate: 2016-2018

Medical School Student - UCSF 


Justin Baik

Undergraduate: 2015-2017

Research Specialist UPenn

Charlotte Diges

Lab Manager: 2016-2017

In Vivo Quality Lead at The Jackson LaboratoryLab Manager


Yartsev Lab

Li Ka Shing Center

UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-3370