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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 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)


Research Associates

Paul Brooks

Andrew Champion

Kathi Eichler

Dominik Krzeminski

Elizabeth Marin

Tomke Stuerner

Nils Otto (postdoc in Scott Waddell's group)


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)



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) - Research Assistant 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 

Alex Javier (Reseach Assistant, July 2019 - Sept 2021) - PhD student in the Friedrich lab at the Friedrich Miescher Institute

Joe Hsu (Research Assistant at Janelia, Jan 2019 - June 2021) - working at Govini

Sri Jagannathan (Research Associate, April 2019 - June 2021) - Postdoc fellowship in David Owald's lab, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

See all alumni here