Lab Members

Bo Duan : Principal Investigator

Bo Duan

Principal Investigator

Founded the lab in 2016
BS: University of Science and Technology of China
PhD: University of Science and Technology of China
& Institute of Neuroscience, CAS (Shanghai)
Postdoc: Harvard Medical School

bduan@umich.edu
Mahar Fatima : Postdoctoral Fellow

Mahar Fatima

Postdoctoral Fellow

May, 2017 - Present
BS: University of Allahabad, India
PhD: National Brain Research Centre, India

maharf@umich.edu
Hankyu Lee : Postdoctoral Fellow

Hankyu Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

December, 2018 - Present
BS: Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
PhD: Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

hankyul@umich.edu
Xinyu Su : Postdoctoral Fellow

Xinyu Su

Postdoctoral Fellow

September, 2021 - Present
PhD: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

xinyus@umich.edu
Chia Chun “Victor” Hor : MCDB Graduate Student

Chia Chun “Victor” Hor

MCDB Graduate Student

BS: Tunghai University, Taiwan
MS: National Taiwan University, Taiwan

cchor@umich.edu
Hwayeon Cha : MCDB Graduate Student

Hwayeon Cha

MCDB Graduate Student

March 2021 - Present
BS: Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea
MS: Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea
hcha@umich.edu
Jingyi Liu : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jingyi Liu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

November 2019 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts – University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience
Ailin Xiong : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ailin Xiong

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2020 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Major: Biochemistry
Experience: Research Assistant at the Bo Duan Lab during summer of 2018
Matt Eitzman : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Matt Eitzman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2020 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
XiaoWei Zhou : Undergraduate Research Assistant

XiaoWei Zhou

Undergraduate Research Assistant

February 2021 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (Honors) - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience and Psychology
Experience: Volunteer research student at the Lin Lab at New York University
Nemo Liu : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nemo Liu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2021 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts – University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience and Computer Science
Xi Yuan Zheng : Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Xi Yuan Zheng

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

March 2022 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Alissa Li : Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Alissa Li

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

August 2022 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts – University of Michigan
Major: Biology, Heath, and Society
Josephine Conti : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Josephine Conti

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2022 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Danyal Raza : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Danyal Raza

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2020 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Research Assistant at Karmanos Cancer Research Institute at Wayne State University
Ranveer Ajimal : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ranveer Ajimal

Undergraduate Research Assistant

December 2021 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Experience: Clinical Research at Detroit Medical Center

Lab Alumni

Lorraine Horwitz : Neuroscience Graduate Student

Lorraine Horwitz

Neuroscience Graduate Student

April, 2017 - 2022. May
BS: University of California, Riverside
PhD: University of Michigan

lrhorw@umich.edu
Ilma Rovcanin : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ilma Rovcanin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UROP
September 2020 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended major: Neuroscience
Experience: Volunteer at Troy Beaumont Hospital
Rex Fung : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Rex Fung

Undergraduate Research Assistant

July 2020 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts – University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience
rexfung@umich.edu
Brennan Smith : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brennan Smith

Undergraduate Research Assistant

August 2021 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Diana Melikyan : Research Assistant

Diana Melikyan

Research Assistant

October 2019 - September 2021
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience

Hannah Slade : MCDB Graduate Student

Hannah Slade

MCDB Graduate Student

September 2017 - May 2020
BS: University of Michigan - Flint

Haili Pan : Postdoctoral Fellow

Haili Pan

Postdoctoral Fellow

November 2016 - April 2019
BS: Nanchang University, China
PhD: Fudan University, China

panh@umich.edu
Lijing Wang : Research Assistant

Lijing Wang

Research Assistant

Jan 2018 - May 2018
BS: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Meiling Zhao : Rotating MCDB Graduate Student

Meiling Zhao

Rotating MCDB Graduate Student

September 2018 - December 2018
BS: Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
MS: Zhejiang University, China

Nizam Zaher : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nizam Zaher

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UROP
October 2016 - May 2020
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital

Verity Lee : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Verity Lee

Undergraduate Research Assistant

April 2019 - April 2021
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Katherine Thorne : Work-Study

Katherine Thorne

Work-Study

September 2018 - May 2020
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Major: Neuroscience
Chayton Fivecoat : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Chayton Fivecoat

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2018 - May 2020
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Intended Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
Annelore Fleischmann : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Annelore Fleischmann

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2017 - April 2021
College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
Intended Major: MCDB and Evolutionary Anthropology
Experience: Volunteer at the University of Michigan Hospital and shadowing at the University of Leeds
Timmy Li : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Timmy Li

Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2019 - Present
College of Literature, Science, & the Arts
Major: Biomolecular Science
Experience: Volunteer at Mott Children Hospital, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
Cindy Xiong : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Cindy Xiong

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UROP
June 2018 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - University of Michigan
Intended Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Niketh Chopra : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Niketh Chopra

Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2017 - May 2020
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Volunteer at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

ncchopra@umich.edu
Madeleine Chai : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Madeleine Chai

Undergraduate Research Assistant

July 2018 - Present
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

mschai@umich.edu
Alyssa Asmar : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alyssa Asmar

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UROP
October 2017 - May 2018
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience

Justin Zeffer : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Justin Zeffer

Undergraduate Research Assistant

November 2019 - Present
College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant in the Chemistry Department
Sarah Miller : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sarah Miller

Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2019 - May 2019
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Major: Biology
Experience: Volunteer at Michigan Medicine and MRI PCTA at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Mitchell Cin : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mitchell Cin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2017 - May 2019
College of Engineering, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering, Biochemical Concentration

cinmitch@umich.edu
Michelle Lee : Work-Study

Michelle Lee

Work-Study

September 2016 - May 2017
College of Engineering, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering

Alan Li : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alan Li

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2016 - June 2017
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Volunteer at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Angela Shi : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Angela Shi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UROP
October 2016 - May 2019
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Intended Major: Neuroscience
Experience: Volunteer at St. John’s Hospital

Troy Villani : Undergraduate Research Assistant

Troy Villani

Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2016 - May 2017
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Experience: Clinical experience for EMT training in both the Lemay Ferry Fire Department and Christian Hospital