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Team overview

Our team includes 16 scientists based in the UK, including both research assistants and associates. Our newest group member joined us in March 2022. 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

Kathi Eichler

Alexandra Fragniere


Research Assistants

Griffin Badalamente

Christopher Dunne

Marina Gkantia

William Morris

Eva Munnelly

Márcia Cunha dos Santos

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)



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

Varun Sane (Research Assistant, Oct 2020 - Sept 2022) - joined the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate programme at UCSB

Imaan Tamimi (Research Assistant, Dec 2018 - Feb 2022) - PhD student in the Homem lab, CEDOC, Lisbon

Siqi Fang (Research Assistant, Oct 2020 - Oct 2021) -  joined a Computational Biology PhD programme at UCLA

Irene Salgarella (Research Assistant, Oct 2020 - Sept 2021) - joined the Optical Biology PhD programme at UCL 

See all alumni here