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Team overview

Our team includes 12 scientists based in the UK, including both research assistants and associates. Our newest group member joined us in April 2019. Last summer we also hosted 2 undergraduate students doing a summer project with us, and we're also hosting one student on a 16 week internship.

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)


Senior Staff

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

Philipp Schlegel (EM and CATMAID lead)


Research Associates

Professor Elizabeth Marin

Sri Jagannathan


Research Assistants

Shanice Bailey

Nik Drummond

Konrad Heinz

William Morris

Markus Pleijzier

Ildikó Stark

Imaan Tamimi

Robert Turnbull



Amalia Braun (MSc student)

Kathi Eichler (postdoc with Steffi Hampel and Andrew Seeds, University of Puerto Rico)



Davi Bock, Janelia Research Campus/University of Vermont

Gerry Rubin, Janelia Research Campus




Amelia Edmondson-Stait (Research Assistant, Oct 2016 - May 2019)

Laurin Büld (intern, July 2018 - Mar 2019)

Maria Theiss (intern, July 2018 - Mar 2019)

Paavo Huoviala (Research Associate, Feb 2017-Jan 2018)

Fiona Love (Research Assistant, Nov 2016-Dec 2018)

Patricia Popovici (summer student 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Ruairi Roberts (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

Katie Stevens (Research Assistant, 2018, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Ilenia Salaris (Spring intern 2018)

Nils Otto (visitor 2017-2018, Scott Waddell's group)

Johann Schor (visitor 2017-2018, Thomas Préat's group)

Arian Jamasb (Research Assistant, 2017-2018)

Irene Varela (summer student 2017, 2018, Oct 2018 - Mar 2019, in collaboration with the Jefferis lab)

Kimberly Meechan (Research Assistant, 2016-2018)

Mahmoud Elbahnasawi (summer student 2017)

Zane Mitrevica (summer student 2017)

Clément Hallou (Research Assistant, 2016-2017)