Tania grew up in Mountain View, California. She majored in Mechanical Engineering and minored in Biomedical Engineering and is interested in the intersection of these two fields. Her UROP work focused on engineering of novel opsin molecules in the Synthetic Neurobiology group. Then she went on to graduate school at Stanford.
Klapoetke, N. C., Murata, Y., Kim S. S., Pulver, S. R., Birdsey-Benson, A., Cho, Y. K., Morimoto, T. K., Chuong, A. S., Carpenter, E. J., Tian, Z., Wang, J., Xie, Y., Yan, Z., Zhang, Y., Chow, B.Y., Surek, B., Melkonian, M., Jayaraman, V., Constantine-Paton, M., Wong, G. K.*, Boyden, E. S.* (2014) Independent Optical Excitation of Distinct Neural Populations, Nature Methods 11:338–346. (* co-corresponding authors)