Julie Semmelhack, Ph.D.

Email: jsemmelhack@ust.hk

Julie did her undergraduate training at Princeton, and got her PhD from UCSD, working on the Drosophila olfactory system in Jing Wang’s lab. She began working on the zebrafish visual system as a postdoc with Herwig Baier, first at UCSF and then Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany. Julie started her lab at HKUST in early 2017.



Li Yang (DT)  Email: ylifp@connect.ust.hk

Yang got his Bachelor’s degree in life science at Shandong University. He did his final year project in Dr. Peng Cao’s lab at National Institute of Biological Science(NIBS). Using optogenetic manipulation and fiber photometry, his project investigated how the superior colliculus controls the innate behaviours of rodents. He has now joined Julie’s lab at HKUST studying zebrafish vision. He is a life enthusiast who likes playing with cats, cooking & eating, and also enjoys sports, photography,  music, travelling, and reading Haruki Murakami.



Sze Ying, Lam

Email: seeing@ust.hk

After graduating from HKU, Sze Ying has spent one year working at the Psychiatry Department there, prior to moving to London to pursue her master degree at UCL. Her master thesis investigated how cognitive effort influences cost computation in value-based decision-making. She has then joined Julie’s lab as a visiting scholar, working on zebrafish vision.