Tina Gremel, PhD, is the principal investigator.







Rafael Renteria, PhD, post doctoral trainee





Drew Schreiner is a graduate student in Psychology at UCSD.  In lab, Drew is interested in studying the neural circuits involved in utilizing feedback to guide actions.  Drew is passionate about science communication, and writes for the collaborative neuroscience blog Neuwrite. Outside of lab, he can be found reading, backpacking, or playing guitar.






Ege Yalcinbas






Christian Cazares is a 2nd year Neurosciences graduate student at UC San Diego. A native from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Christian spends his time outside of the lab playing video-games, watching sports, and putting together events for Colors of the Brain. Check out his personal website, and reach him at Twitter. Cal alumnus. Go Bears. 




Chloe Shields is a first year graduate student in UCSD Psychology’s Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program. In 2015 she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Linfield College, where her senior thesis investigated the effects of stress on morphine reward. Before coming to UCSD, she worked for two years in Dr. Chris Cunningham’s lab at Oregon Health & Science University researching alcohol-seeking in mice. She is   excited to join the Gremel lab’s work on decision-making, particularly as it pertains to   addiction. In her spare time Chloe enjoys making food, attempting to play various                                                  instruments, and talking about personal finance with anyone who will listen.



Emily Baltz is a lab assistant working on incentive learning and other projects in the lab. Emily completed her B.S. at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she worked in the Stubbs Lab mapping the expression of various isoforms of AUTS2 in developing mouse brains. She occupies her time outside the lab reading, hiking, and eating. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.






Ni “Jenny ” Zhen


Anja Higgins (NGP rotation)

Sam Asinof (NGP rotation)

Dolly Mizner (undergraduate)

Luis “Fernando” Casillas-Plazola (undergraduate)