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Team overview

Our team includes 15 scientists based in the UK, including both research assistants and associates. Our newest group member joined us in September 2023. We have hosted several summer students, as well as academic visitors.

One post-doctoral level post in the group is based jointly in Oxford/Cambridge to provide a link to the experimental lab of Scott Waddell and give scientific direction to projects that would have particular impact on that lab's experimental work.


UK team


Gregory Jefferis (Zoology & MRC LMB)

Matthias Landgraf (Zoology)

Scott Waddell (Oxford)


Research Coordinator

Louisa Gordon


Senior Staff

Marta Costa (UK Team Lead, Neuroanatomy, Light level image analysis, Administrative lead)

Philipp Schlegel (EM and CATMAID lead)

Elizabeth Marin


Research Associates

Paul Brooks

Andrew Champion

Alexandra Fragniere

Valeria Silva Moeller (based in Scott Waddell's lab in Oxford)


Senior Research Assistants

William Morris


Research Assistants

Marina Gkantia

Ladann Kiassat

Ilina Moitra

Eva Munnelly

Alana Richards

Yijie Yin



Gwyneth Card, Janelia Research Campus

Gerry Rubin, Janelia Research Campus

Previous PIs: Davi Bock, Janelia Research Campus/University of Vermont (2016-2021)


 Philipp Schlegel, Marta Costa, Greg Jefferis, Scott Waddell, Gerry Rubin, Davi Bock)

PIs and senior team in 2016 (left to right: Philipp Schlegel, Marta Costa, Greg Jefferis, Scott Waddell, Gerry Rubin, Matthias Landgraf, Davi Bock)



Marcia Cunha dos Santos (Research Assistant, Nov 2021 - Aug 2023) - PhD Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

Chris Dunne (Research Assistant, Nov 2021 - Aug 2023) - PhD Informatics student at the University of Sussex

Griffin Badalamente (Research Assistant, July 2021 - July 2023) - PhD student in the Heinze lab at the Lund University, Sweden

Katharina Eichler (Research Associate, Oct 2020 - May 2023) - joined the Thum lab at the University Leipzig, Germany

Dominik Krzeminski (Research Associate, Mar 2021 - Jan 2023) - working at Arm, Cambridge

Nils Otto (Post doc in Scott Waddell's group) (Research Associate, Jul 2017 - joined the Missler lab at The Institute for Anatomy and Molecular Neurobiology in the PAN Center at the University Hospital, Münster. 

Tomke Stuerner (Research Associate, Jan 2020 - Oct 2022) - joined the Jefferis lab at the MRC LMB, Cambridge

See all alumni here