Wilbrecht Lab Team

Lung-Hao Tai, PhDSenior Scientist
Kristen Delevich, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow
David Piekarski, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow
Wren ThomasGraduate Student
Wan Chen LinGraduate Student
Tahima Achekzai, Chris Hall, Alagia Cirolia, Ben Hoshal, Nana Okada, Jack Purvis, Linnea Sepe-Forest, Amy ZouCurrent Undergraduate Students
Linda WilbrechtAssociate Professor of Psychology
Linda Wilbrecht’s research is focused on how experience alters neural circuits that contribute to value and reward based decision making. She did her PhD research in the laboratory of Fernando Nottebohm at the Rockefeller University and postdoctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with Karel Svoboda and UCSF with Michael Merzenich. From 2008-2013, Dr. Wilbrecht was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF and an Investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center. In 2013,  Wilbrecht moved her lab to the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley and became a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. She is also a recipient of the 2009 NIMH Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS award) and a 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE). She is a member of the leadership team of The Center on the Developing Adolescent.

Wilbrecht Lab Alumni

Carolyn Johnson, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow, Harvard – Hensch Lab
Josiah Boivin, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow, MIT – Nedivi Lab
Ezequiel Galarce, PhDRally Health
Karen Berger, PhD
Yuting ZhangMcGill University
Jessica Wahlberg
Satya Vedula
Benjamin Wing Hin Tang
Corrina Wong
Irene Chang
Kenechukwu Okwuosa
Christine Liu
Denise M. Piscopo, PhDUniversity of Oregon
Natalia Caporale, PhDCAMPOS Faculty Scholar and Lecturer, UC Davis
Nora BeñavidezGraduate Student, USC
Angela VandenbergAdjunct Faculty, Bellingham College
Jegath AthilingamUCSF Graduate Program
Claudia WuUC Irvine Graduate Program
F. Javier Muñoz-Cuevas, PhDUniversity of Maryland
Hannah PecklerUCSF Nursing Program
A. Moses Lee, PhDUCSF MSTP