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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Lab Manager

Yuka Minton


Postdoctoral scholars

Wujie Zhang, Ph.D





Angelo Forli, Ph.D

EMBO Fellow

HFSP Fellow



Nick Dotson, Ph.D




Boaz Styr, Ph.D




Julie Elie, Ph.D





Will Liberti, Ph.D




Graduate students

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


Madeline Snyder

Bioengineering Graduate Program

Entering class of 2019

NSF Fellow


Undergraduate students

Barbara Shvareva



Leo Huang



Rae Fariolen



Beiqi Wang



Maggie McDonough


Christopher Lung


Nicole Wang

Sun-Wee Yun




Ofer Tchernichovski

On Sabbatical from Hunter College: 2019

Daria Genzel

Visiting Scholar/Research Specialist: 2015-2020

Currently: Product Designer at SpikeGadget

Lindsey Loomis

Staff Research Associate: 2018-2020

Currently: Associate Supervisor at OLAC


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