Neural Crossroads Laboratory

Lab Members

Principal Investigator


Dr. Lara Maria Rangel received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2012.  She conducted her postdoctoral work in the Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, based at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she investigated the rhythmic coordination of neural spiking activity in the rodent hippocampus. In 2015, she became a UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSD, and began investigating the relationship between local circuit level processes in the brain and extracranially measured brain rhythms. Her research tests whether rhythmic activity is important for coordinating the processing of information in organized networks of neurons. Her goal is to provide new insight into the single cell interactions underlying the occurrence of brain rhythms measured in rodents and humans.

Graduate Students


Pamela graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Neuroscience in 2015. Her primary interests lie in investigating the contributions of distinct cell types to emergent network properties and information processing in the hippocampus. She studies neural network dynamics using in vivo electrophysiology and examines single cell resonance properties using biophysical models of hippocampal neurons.


Teryn graduated from UCSD in 2015 with a B.S. in Bioengineering and in 2017 with a M.S. in Bioengineering. His current research focuses on understanding how information is transferred from one local network to another as well as understanding how features of intracranial signals contribute to extracranial signals.

Lab Manager

Jerry graduated from UCSD in 2017 with a B.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. He is interested in how brain oscillations associated with particular tasks, events and behaviors shape macro-scale signals such as LFP recordings.

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