Catrina M. Hacker

Hello! My name is Catrina Hacker and I am a first-year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests lie at the intersection of cognitive, systems and computational neuroscience with a specific interest in the visual system.

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A little bit about me....

I graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2019 with a degree in neuroscience. While at USC I worked with Dr. Irving Biederman in the Image Understanding Lab where I led several projects aimed at uncovering neurocomputational accounts of face recognition. I also worked in the Bottjer Songbird Lab with Dr. Sarah Bottjer where I helped develop an experiment that coupled real time behavioral evaluation with optogenetic stimulation in juvenile zebra finches. In August 2019 I joined the University of Pennsylvania’s Neuroscience Graduate Group.