Welcome to the Hong Lab

Neural circuits for sensory-guided behavior

Lab News

March 2024

Congratulations to Maggie Monahan for being awarded the NASA Summer Undergraduate Fellowship! Maggie will study subcortical mechanisms of plasticity after cortical injury

January 2024

Kate Hong and collaborators Timothy Machado (UPenn) and Michael Economo awarded collaborative research grant from RCSA

September 2023

Welcome and congratulations to Baihe ("Lily") Zhang, recipient of the Shenoy Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURFiN).

August 2023

A warm welcome PhD student, Rawan Fakhreddine! Rawan will be co-advised by Dr. Douglas Weber in the Department Mechanical Engineering at CMU. 

June 2023

Welcome to Morgan Tenney, joining the lab as our Research Assistant!

May 2023

Congratulations to Joe Shin, CMU graduation class of 2023!

March 2023

Congratulations Sara Caldas Martinez (biology, Hong Lab) and Amanda Merkley (Electrical Engineering, Grover Lab) on receiving the Community Collaboration Award from the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)! Their work will investigate information flow between cortical and subcortical structures during tactile discrimination.

January 2023

Kate Hong and collaborators  Matthew Lovett-Barron (UCSD), and Ben Scott (Boston U)  awarded funding from RCSA! 

January 2023

The lab welcomes Riya Podder, CMU Masters student in Computational Biology

Lab receives SFARI Pilot Award to study mechanisms of tactile sensitivity in Autism.

September  2022

September 2022

Joseph Shin selected as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar!

Selected by the Dean and CMU faculty as one of the best and brightest of graduating seniors, for academic excellence and leadership. We are lucky to have you!

September  2022

Lab renovations officially completed

Excited for all the discoveries to be made in this space!

March 2022

A warm welcome to PhD student, Sara Caldas Martinez -- happy to have you join the team!

August 2021

Back to school:
CMU resumes in-person classes for fall 2021, with vaccination (or weekly testing) and masks required. 

Cartoon by Ed Himelblau and Shannon Odell June 8, 2021, New Yorker Magazine

July 20, 2021

PhD student, Ben George receives the Margaret Carver Award for Research Enrichment! Ben will use the grant to study the brain-wide effects of cortical injury using fMRI in mice. Congratulations!

May 01, 2021

Welcome Alice Nam, our newest PhD student! 

March 20, 2021

Congratulations to Joe Shin, for being accepted to the NASA Summer Undergraduate Program! 

The fellowship will support full-time research in the lab during the summer of 2021.

March 01, 2021

Lab receives grant from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation!

December 17, 2020

"Kate Hong brings perspective and big plans to Mellon College of Science and the Neuroscience Institute"

October 1st, 2020

Welcome to Alex Lammers, joining us as our new Research Assistant!! 

September 1, 2020

Partial lab re-opening with limited capacity

May, 2020

Welcome Benjamin George, the Hong Lab's first PhD student!

May 4, 2020

Joe Shin awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research (remotely) with our lab. Welcome!

March 19, 2020

Lab shutdown due to Covid-19. Please stay safe, everyone!

January 6, 2020

The Hong Lab opens in the Mellon Institute, at Carnegie Mellon University!