Jonathan Fisher, PhD Lab Director

Jonathan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at New York Medical College. Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. He then performed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University with A. J. Hudspeth in the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience.  He is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, an FDA / Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Director’s Special Citation Award, the Optical Society of America’s New Focus/Bookham Award, and a Bristol-Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Fellowship in Basic Neurosciences. As an active proponent of STEM outreach, he is the founder and director of the Neurodome project, which brings real neuroimaging data into immersive environments such as planetaria and VR in order to bring cutting edge concepts in neuroscience and brain health to the public. A pianist by training, Jonathan is particularly interested in the interface between art and technology.

Current Members

Jacob Hehir, MD PhD student

Yu Bing (Yolanda) Shen, PhD student

Jyoti Jethe, PhD Postdoctoral Associate

Former Members

Iryna Gumenchuk, MD Research Associate

Dr. Gumenchuk received her MD from Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University and performed a residency in pediatrics at Lviv Regional Children’s Specialized Hospital. Her basic science research areas have included the neural mechanisms of narcolepsy, focused ultrasound, and noninvasive diffuse optical monitoring of brain function related to brain injury.

Hyounguk Jang, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Hyounguk is a postdoctoral fellow at NYMC, currently stationed as a Scholar in Residence at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He was trained as a physicist in atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, and as a biomedical engineer, developed various medical devices based on hemodynamics, oximetry and electrophysiology. His current research focuses on quantitative biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Leena Rouyer Summer research volunteer, NYMC STAR program

Ora Rogovin Undergraduate researcher

Janet Xu, Summer research volunteer, NYMC STAR program

Lin Wang Masters student
Currently medical student at Medical College of Wisconsin

Anna Li Summer research volunteer, NYMC STAR program


David Busch, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center

Chao Zhou, PhD Washington University St. Louis

Sufi Zafar, PhD IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Arjun G. Yodh, PhD University of Pennsylvania

Daniel X. Hammer, PhD U.S. FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Matthew Myers, PhD U.S. FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CD

Meijun Ye, PhD U.S. FDA / CDRH

Cristin Welle, PhD University of Colorado, Denver

Elisa Konofagou, PhD Columbia University

A. J. Hudspeth, MD PhD Rockefeller University

Brian M. Salzberg, PhD University of Pennsylvania

Connie Duncan, PhD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

William Ross, PhD New York Medical College