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Hong Lab


Neural circuits for sensory-guided behavior




Lab News

September 2022


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


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!