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Eric P. Zorrilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, TSRI


Department of Neuroscience & Associate Adjunct Professor, UCSD

Department of Neurosciences

Neurosciences Graduate Program


[Curriculum Vitae] (as of 06/12)

Giovana Macedo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


Luísa Becker Bertotto, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


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Mary Gichuhi

Administrative Assistant


Ms. Gichuhi has provided all administrative support for the lab since 2007.  She is responsible for many tasks, including budgets; account reconciliation; and applying for, maintaining and renewing grants and contracts. She oversees all matters related to animal welfare and use, including the administration of amendment and renewal of animal protocols and importation and exportation of rare animals.  Mary oversees all personnel administration, including tracking of hours and PAF forms and assistance with hiring and recruitment procedures.  Finally, among other tasks, she handles all administration of lab travel, including reimbursements.



Eleanna Sakoulas 

University of California, San Diego

Michael Torres Espinosa 

Katelyn Luu 

University of California, San Diego

Garret Wang 

University of California,

San Diego

Jiahe Feng 

Gordon Ye 

University of California, San Diego

Anushka Sinha 

University of California, San Diego

Natalia Valderrama 

Florida State University

Lucas Santos 

University of California, Riverside

Katrina Lin 

University of California, San Diego

Olivia Alcoran 

University of California, San Diego



 High School Interns

Isabella Myer