Principal Investigator

Stephan Lammel

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
UC Berkeley
  • 2004 Board License in Pharmacy
  • 2004 Diploma in Neuroscience, Martin-Luther University
    Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • 2008 Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
    with Dr. Jochen Roeper
  • 2009 Leopoldina Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University
    with Dr. Rob Malenka
  • 2015 Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Staff Members

James Peck

Lab Manager
M.A. Dartmouth College
B.S. Montana State University

Sophie Obayashi

Research Assistant
B.A. Oberlin College

Postdoctoral Scholars

Johannes ‘Han’ de Jong

NARSAD Young Investigator
Ph.D. Utrecht University
M.Sc. Utrecht University
B.Sc. Utrecht University

Hongbin Yang

Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Zhejiang University
M.M. Lanzhou University
B.S. Lanzhou University

Iskra Pollak Dorocic

Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Karolinska Institute
M.S. Karolinska Institute
B.S. McGill University

Neta Gazit

IBRO Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Tel-Aviv University
B.Sc. Tel-Aviv University

Jeroen PH Verharen

Rubicon Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Utrecht University
M.Sc. VU University
B.Sc. VU University

Graduate Students

Christine Liu

NSF Fellow & HHMI Gilliam Fellow
B.S. University of Oregon

Amanda Tose

NSF Fellow
B.S. University of Washington

Yilan Liang

MCB graduate student (starting Fall 2020)
B.S. Zhejiang University, China

Undergraduate Students

Yichen Zhu

Eric Hu

Amgen Scholar

Kaho Adachi

Lilly Tang


Ignas Cerniauskas

HWNI graduate student 2015-2020, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellow
Current position: Scientist at Cajal Neuroscience

Daniel Cardozo Pinto

Undergraduate researcher 2015-2018, Amgen Scholar, Honor Thesis, LL Chaikoff Memorial Award
Current position: Neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University

Jessica Du

Undergraduate researcher 2017-2018, Amgen Scholar, Honor Thesis, MCB Outstanding Scholar Award
Current position: Neuroscience PhD student at UC San Diego

Hannah Tak

Undergraduate researcher 2016-2019, SURF Fellow, Honor Thesis, LL Chaikoff Memorial Award
Current position: Medical school student at UC Davis

Aleysha Chen

Undergraduate researcher 2019

Seyedeh Atiyeh Afjei

Research assistant 2015-2018
Current position: Research Associate II, Sri International, Menlo Park

Naveena Sunkara

Undergraduate researcher 2015-2016, Honor thesis
Current position: Medical school student at NY Medical College

Hasan Ahmad

Undergraduate researcher 2017-2019, Amgen Scholar, Chair's Award in BioE
Current position: Medical school student at UPenn

Strahinja Stojanovic

Visiting Researcher 2019
Current position: MD/PhD student Goethe University (Roeper lab)

Alice La

Undergraduate researcher 2016
Current position: Pharmacy graduate student at UCSF

Fawwad Khan

Undergraduate researcher 2016-2018
Current position: Medical school student at UT Southwestern

Michael Bryant

Undergraduate researcher 2016-2017

Kulsum Abdali

Undergraduate researcher 2015-2016
Current position: Masters in Medical Sciences at University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Vivian Han

Undergraduate researcher 2016-2018, Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar

Recent News

Congrats to Ignas for accepting a Scientist position at Cajal Neuroscience in Seattle!
Congrats to Iskra for being awarded a 2y-scholarship from the Swedish Society for Medical Research!
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Upcoming Events

Stephan’s tenure talk at UC Berkeley! Please contact Stephan for a zoom link if you like to attend the seminar!
Christine (Oct 19, PM, #X11) and Han (Oct 23, PM, #U38) will be presenting posters at SfN in Chicago! Also, do not miss Christine’s Art of Neuroscience Exhibition!
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Stephan will be presenting at the ACNP meeting in Palm Springs (Dec. 3-7, 2017). Don’t miss his poster “Nucleus Accumbens Subnuclei Regulate Motivated Behavior via Direct Inhibition and Disinhibition of VTA Dopamine Subpopulations” on Dec. 5 5:30-7:30pm (Board# T267).
Hongbin and Han will be presenting at SfN in Washington on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 (PM session). Board# WW34 and WW40! Also, do not miss Christine’s 2017 Art of Neuroscience Exhibition!
Stephan will be presenting in the “Synaptic Integration Seminar Series” at NIH in Bethesda on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2017 (11AM-12PM). The title of his talk is “Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Motivated Behaviors”.
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