Mark T. Harnett, Ph.D.
Fred and Carole Middleton Career Development Assistant Professor Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Investigator McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Mark joined the faculty at MIT in 2015. He received his B.A. in Biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining MIT, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn VA.
46-6143A | 617.324.6989 | harnett at mit.edu
Lou joined the lab in March of 2016. He received his B.Sc. in Neuroscience from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Lou is a Friends of the McGovern Institute fellow and is supported by the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | loubl at mit.edu | website
Alexa came to MIT in 2016 before joining the Harnett lab in July of 2018. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Dayton and her M.S.W. from the Ohio State University.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | abreid at mit.edu
Norma joined the lab in July of 2018. She received her B.S. in Biopsychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | norma at mit.edu
Lukas Fischer, Ph.D.
Lukas joined the lab in November of 2015. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston and his B.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol in the UK. Lukas earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | lff at mit.edu
Postbaccalaureate Research scholar
Marissa joined the lab in August of 2018. She received her B.S.A. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | marissah at mit.edu
Mathieu Lafourcade, Ph.D.
Mathieu joined the lab in October of 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in biotechnology engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie des Biomolécules de Bordeaux and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology from the University of Bordeaux 2. Mathieu was previously a postdoctoral researcher at INSERM and the Catholic University of Chile.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | maateo at mit.edu
Graduate Student At Large
Quique joined the lab in June of 2016 for an MSRP summer project and returned as a research technician in June of 2017. In July of 2018, he joined the Harvard/MIT M.D.-Ph.D. program. He received his B.S. in Physics and Spanish Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | qtoloza at mit.edu
Marie-Sophie Helene van der Goes
Marie joined the lab in April of 2016. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University in Washington DC. Prior to graduate school, Marie was a research technician at MIT. Marie is a Friends of the McGovern Institute fellow.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | msvdgoes at mit.edu
Jakob Voigts, Ph.D.
Jakob joined the lab in September of 2016. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Heidelberg University in Germany and his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT. Jakob is a co-founder of OpenEphys.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | jvoigts at mit.edu
Courtney Yaeger, Ph.D.
Courtney joined the lab in January of 2019. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience (Independent Plan of Study) from the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles.
46-6179 | 617.715.2385 | yaeger at mit.edu
Research Technician (2015 - 2018)
Undergraduate Student (2016 - 2018)
Vardhan Dani, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate (2015 - 2017)
MSRP undergraduate visiting student (2017 - 2018)
undergraduate student (2017 - 2018)
Laboratory Administrator (2015 - 2018)