We are hiring!

The Rossi lab is recruiting motivated candidates at all levels, especially postdocs interested in using deep brain two-photon calcium imaging and electrophysiology to study the neural basis of feeding and obesity. Please contact us for more information.

Mark A. Rossi, Ph.D.

Mark received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2009 and his doctorate in Psychology and Neuroscience from the systems and integrative neuroscience program at Duke University in 2015 in the lab of Henry Yin where he used in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics to study how the basal ganglia regulate motivated behavior. He completed his postdoctoral training in neurobiology with Garret Stuber at the University of North Carolina and the University of Washington in 2021 where he used deep brain two-photon calcium imaging, slice electrophysiology, and single-cell sequencing to investigate how lateral hypothalamic circuits guide feeding and obesity.

Thaarini Swaminathan

Research Assistant

Thaarini is a 2021 Graduate from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with Biotechnology, Genomics and Molecular Genetics and a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. She spends her free time taking macrophotography, playing video games, and relaxing with her puppy, Buster.

Hassan Choudhry

Undergraduate Researcher

Hassan is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in Biological Sciences. In his free time, he likes to fence, spend time with his family, play video games, and watch New York Knicks basketball games.

Joshua Stuckey

Undergraduate Researcher

Josh is a junior majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers.

Contact us to join the team!