Current Lab Members

Janine Wotton, PhD

Janine is a computational scientist. She is developing methods to integrate mouse behavior data over long periods of time.

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Arojit Mitra, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate Arojit has a Phd from Laval University in Québec, Canada. He joined the lab in 2017.

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Sean Deats, M.S.

Research Associate Sean is a behavioral neuroscientist and completed his training at Michigan State University in 2015. His thesis work involved elucidating the neural substrates underlying the direct effects of light on depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in the...

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Brian Geuther, M.S.

Software Engineer Brian is a mechanical engineer by training. He is interested in applying advanced image processing and machine learning methods to extract and quantify mouse behaviors. In his spare time, Brian likes to metal work. Here is...

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Vivek Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor Vivek Joined the lab in 2015. Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in Biology. As an undergraduate he worked with Dr. Robert Haselkorn on the genetics of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter...

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Lab Alumni

Gabrielle Cohn 

2017 JAX Summer Student Gabrielle worked on unsupervised methods to analyze mouse behavior. She is currently a freshman at Stanford.

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Branden Dagenais

Mt. Desert High School Research Intern Branden was an intern during the Summer and Fall of 2017. His interests were in applying bioinformatics for mouse behavior data analysis.

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Christopher Allen

Mt. Desert High School Research Intern Chris was an intern in the lab during Summer and Fall 2017 who worked on applying neural networks to detect mouse behavior.  His interests are in robotics..

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Alden Burgess

Mt. Desert High School Research Intern Alden is an academic year intern from MDI High School interested in computer science and electrical engineering. He is currently working on a cost-effective and scalable way to read and interpret mouse vocalizations to pinpoint...

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Kai Fox

Mt. Desert High School Research Intern Kai is an MDI high school Junior with strong interests in computer science and neurobiology. For his internship project with the Kumar Lab, he is working on the processing of video to classify mouse behavior—particularly...

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Maxine Friend

Administrative Assistant Max makes sure the lab runs smoothly. In her spare time she likes to ride horses.

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Ben Walton

Research Intern Ben is a fourth year biomedical engineering major at UMaine, Orono. Ben is working on integrating video and Peizo data for mouse feature extraction.

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Stephen Price

Summer Student Program 2016 Stephen is a rising Senior at Phillips Exeter Academy who is passionate about mathematics and computer science. He is a two-time USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad qualifier and has had extensive experience competing on his school’s math team....

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Molly Herman

Summer Student Program 2016 Molly will be a senior at American University majoring in neurosciences. This summer she is working on behavioral characterization of the hyperactive ENU mutant line...

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Luke Gehman

Summer Student  2015 Luke Gehman was a summer student working in Dr. Kumar's lab in 2015. Luke is interested in neurobiology, particularly the mesolimbic reward pathway and how it interacts with drugs such as cocaine. This summer, he is working with Dr. Kumar to...

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