ROSS S WILLIAMSON
Assistant Professor | Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
PhD | University College London
MRes | University College London
MSc | University of Edinburgh
BSc | Heriot-Watt University
Ross grew up in Edinburgh where he studied Computer Science and Neuroinformatics as an undergraduate. In 2007, he moved south of the border, and in 2012 he received his PhD from University College London, where he worked at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit with Profs. Maneesh Sahani and Jennifer Linden. Ross then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Daniel Polley at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) and Department of Otolaryngology (Harvard Medical School). In his spare time, Ross enjoys the outdoors, reading, and listening to music (especially Phish).
FRANCES K JOHNSON
Graduate Student (rotating)
Frances is a PhD student in neuroscience. She first studied neuroscience at the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut. Then she spent three years with Dr. Arie Kaffman in Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, investigating neurodevelopmental effects of early life stress in an experimental rodent model. Frances is joining the Williamson Laboratory to study auditory corticofugal microcircuits and cell-type specific astrocyte interactions. She enjoys music and dogs.
JENNY M MICHLICH
Jenny is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh studying anthropology, the history and philosophy of science, and neuroscience. She is also completing an undergraduate certificate in cognitive archaeology through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is joining the Williamson Laboratory as a Research Technician where she will continue to foster her interests in auditory neuroscience including functional neuroanatomy, systems neuroscience and the role of auditory perception in behavior. In her free time, she enjoys reading books about philosophy, linguistics, animal communication, ethology, and evolutionary theory. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting natural bodies of water.