graduate students


Hannah Bernstein graduated from Stanford University and

then entered the MD PhD Program at NYU. Having successfully finished her first years in the MD part of the program, she is now conducting her thesis research for her PhD.  She is using optogenetics to dissect the circuitry of the dentate gyrus, with emphasis on its role in psychiatric illness.

Korey Kam received his PhD in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Vargas. For his PhD he addressed the early signs of hyperexcitability in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease neuropathology. He found that as early as 5 weeks of age there are interictal spikes in sleep in the Tg2576 mouse model. He also found the interictal spikes in sleep in APPLondon mice, a second mouse model.





patrice pearce, phd

Korey Kam