The Seth Tomchik Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute Florida | Lab Members

Lab Members




Seth Tomchik
Seth Tomchik

Principal Investigator
Email: stomchik@scripps.edu

Dr. Tomchik received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Miami. His postdoctoral research at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Scripps Research Institute focused on the neuroscience of learning and memory. His current research focuses on how learning and neuronal plasticity alter the flow of information in the brain, and how these normal processes are disrupted in disease states.





Aaron Stahl
Aaron Stahl

Postdoctoral Associate
Email: astahl@scripps.edu

Dr. Stahl received a bachelor’s/master’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cincinnati. His postdoctoral research at Scripps focuses on the function of neuronal circuits underlying learning and memory.






Valentina Botero
Valentina Botero

Graduate Student
Email: vbotero@scripps.edu

Valentina earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavior from Mount Holyoke College. Her graduate research in the Tomchik lab is focused on studying the effects of neurofibromin loss of function on metabolic homeostasis, including feeding and basal metabolic rate.





Connor Broyles
Connor Broyles

Postdoctoral Associate
Email: cbroyles@scripps.edu

Dr. Broyles earned his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford, and his Masters and Bachelors degrees in cellular and molecular biology at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg and the University of Arizona, respectfully. For his postdoctoral research, Dr. Broyles is applying his expertise in human iPS modeling of inherited disease to uncover novel molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying neurofibromin loss of function.



Valentina Botero
Genesis Omana Suarez

Undergraduate Intern
Email: gomanasuarez@scripps.edu

Genesis is studying to earn her bachelor's degree in Biology at the FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. Her research in the lab focuses on dissecting how loss of Nf1 in different neuronal circuits affects spontaneous grooming behavior.





Melissa Benilous
Melissa Benilous

Laboratory Administrative Coordinator
Email: mbenilou@scripps.edu

Melissa joined Scripps Florida in 2013. She supports Drs. Baoji Xu, Srinivasa Subramaniam, and Seth Tomchik in the Department of Neuroscience.










Alumni

Tamara
Lani
Thierry
Tamara Boto

Postdoctoral Associate
2013 - 2020

Lanikea King

Postdoctoral Associate
2015-2020

 

 

Thierry Louis

Research Associate Université Toulouse III de Paul Sabatier
2013 - 2017

Marta
Stevencia
Kathy
Marta Koch

Sr. Research Associate
University of Leuven
2014 - 2015

Stevencia Boisrond

High School Intern
BallenIsles Fellow
2014

Kathy Dieppa

Undergraduate Intern
MIT
2013

Brandon
Alisha
Kathi
Brandon Gilliland

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2013 - 2015

Alisha Goldberg

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2013 - 2015

Kathi Jindachomthong

Undergraduate Intern -Yale
Summer Intern (SURF)
2013

Yoheilly
Ana
Sara
Yoheilly Velasquez

Undergraduate Intern
University of Puerto Rico
2015

Ana Corra

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2016

Sara K. Simpson

Undergrad Intern (SURF)
Boston University
2016

Samay
Afshin
Grace
Samay Saxena

Summer Intern (Kenan) William T. Dwyer
2019

 

Afshin Khalili

Visiting Graduate Student Leibniz-Institut Fur Neurobiologie
2016

Grace Chalhoub

Undergrad Intern
FAU
2015-2017

Eamonn
Simone
Jordynn
Eamonn Byrnes

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2015 - 2017

Simone Ebert
AYRIU International Student University of Cologne

2016

Jordyn Sanner
Undergraduate Intern
Ohio Northern University

2017

Carmen
Chevara
Bridget
Carmen-Maria Garcia

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2015 - 2018

Chevara Joseph

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2016 - 2018

Bridget Alaimo

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2015 - 2018

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Michelle
Varun
Santiago Montenegro

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2017 - 2018

Michelle Dennis

Summer Intern (SURF)
Stevenson University
2018

Varun Lakshmanan

Summer Intern
South Fork High School
2018 - 2019

Busheme
Liza
Nicholas
Cara Busheme

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2017 - 2019

Elizabeth "Liza" Lanzon

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2017-2019

Nicholas Tyndall

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2018 - 2019

Marcel
Eliza
Breanna
Marcel Elkouri

Summer Intern (SURF) College of Wooster
2019

Eliza Grenci

Summer Intern (Kenan) Suncoast High School
2018-2019

Breanna Jomsky

Undergraduate Intern
FAU
2017-2020