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Our team

Neurophysiology of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders

MacKenzie Howard, PhD

PhD Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
BA Biology, Lewis and Clark College

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Audrey Brumback, MD/PhD

MD/PhD Neuroscience, University of Colorado School of Medicine
BA Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Jessica Chancey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Mentor: Linda Overstreet-Wadiche)
MS, BS Biology, Southeastern Louisiana University

Mendee Geist
Laboratory Manager

Alexandra Munson
Laboratory Manager

Polina Lyuboslavsky
Electrophysiologist (Brumback Lab)

Alena Kizimenko, MS

Shelby Towers
INS Graduate Student (Brumback Lab)

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Isaac Guillen, MS



Samantha Jackson

2022 BS Neuroscience, Neuroscience Scholars, Women in Neuroscience Fellow, TIDES Summer Research Fellow

Saket Ashar
2023 BSA Neuroscience

Naren Gundapaneni
2022 BS Neuroscience/BSA Physics

Lance Chu
2022 BS Neuroscience

Marissa Marquez

(Brumback Lab)
2023 BS Neuroscience
Women in Neuroscience Fellow


Emmanuella Bassey

(Brumback Lab)
2023 BS Neuroscience, Women in Neuroscience Fellow, UC-Irvine Summer Institute in Neuroscience Intern


Brumback Lab (PI: Audrey Brumback, MD/PhD)
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Neurology
UT Austin and Dell Medical School

Nixon Lab (
PI: Kimberly Nixon, PhD)
Pharmacology and Toxicology
UT Austin

Vogt Lab 
(PI: Daniel Vogt, PhD)
Dept. Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University

Past Lab Members

Aurora Weiden (lab technician): Masters of Computer Science Program, Oregon State University
Meredith McCarty (lab technician): PhD program, MD Anderson/UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Saima Khan (undergraduate; 2020 BSA Biology, Research Distinction): Dell Medical School Class of 2024

Alexandra McConnell (undergraduate; Neuroscience Honors Thesis): PhD program, MD Anderson/UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Madelynn Campbell (lab technician)
Joy Adler (lab technician):
Neuroscience PhD program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Alisha Ahmed (undergraduate; Neuroscience Honors Thesis; Dean's Scholars): Neuroscience PhD program, New York University

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