B.S. in Pharmacy
I'm a PhD student from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) doing my research at Yale University in Dietrich's lab. My major area of expertise is in animal behavior. Currently I'm most interested in the development of neurocircuits involved in the control of energy balance and in the study of mother and infant relationship.
Ph.D. in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
I’m interested in ultimate and proximate mechanisms of hypothalamic circuits that regulate diverse adaptive behaviors and how these circuitries interact with the reward mechanisms of the brain. My research at Dietrich’s lab specifically focuses on understanding the relationship between the homeostatic control of food intake and its interplay with mesolimbic system from a developmental perspective.
Rafael finished his undergrad in Biology and decided to leave a place surrounded by bioreactors, fungi and biofuels to explore the mysteries of the brain. He joined the Dietrich seedLab in 2016 and is interested on the neural circuitries behind social and maternal behavior. Since 2017, Rafael started his Master studies. Outside of the lab, he likes to learn new languages, play basketball and videogames.
B.S. in Automation and Control Engineering
Graduated in Automation, Instrumentation and Robotic Engineering at the Federal University of ABC in São Paulo – BR, with a Sandwich degree by Laurentian University in Ontario – CA. Experienced in hardware and software development. Interested in the development of robotic systems, computational vision, image processing, modelling and controlling of dynamic systems and embedded systems.
I am a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale. Broadly, I am interested in how neurons come together in a circuit to elicit specific behavior. In the Dietrich lab, I am starting to study the divergence in pup vocalization behavior between different strains of mice as a way to gain better understanding of the etiology of mother-pup interactions at a neuronal level.
I am a pre-med sophomore in Pauli Murray College at Yale majoring in Sociology with a concentration in health and society. Originally from sunny San Diego, California, I joined the lab over the summer of 2017 and have loved the field of research ever since! I am continually astounded by how complex and rich the brain can be. In my free time, I write slam poetry, sleep, and study for never-ending midterms.
Delva has a BA in Biotechnology from Universidade Federal de Pelotas and a Master in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Delva joined our lab in 2017 as a bioinformatician to use NGS tools to study the origins of behavior diversity in mammals. In January 2018, Delva started her PhD.
I am a first year undergraduate student from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In the lab, I am working to learn as much as I can to analyze as the nervous system and social behavior. I enjoy playing music and exercise in my spare time.