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6/2017

Leanne Wang, Christian Lee, and Mengyu Liu joined the Oka lab as SURF scholars. Ashley Qin joined the lab as a high school volunteer from Westridge School for Girls.

5/2017

Dhruv's paper about the cellular mechanisms for water detection in the mammalian taste system has been published in Nature Neuroscience online. Congrats Dhruv on your first publication!

https://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.4575.html


Zocchi et al cover

5/2017

Congratulations to Takako and Haruka for being awarded the Uehara Foundation Fellowship!

5/2017

Dr. Haruka Ebisu  joined the Oka lab as a post-doc.

4/2017

Congratulations Kutal on being awarded the Della Martin Fellowship in Mental Illness!

3/2017

Dr. Takako (Ichiki) Yamamoto joined the Oka lab as a post-doc.

10/2016

Christy Rogers and Carlos Gomez joined the Oka lab as volunteers.

8/2016

Madison Booth joined the Oka lab as a high school volunteer from Westridge School for Girls.

8/2016

Dr. Sertan Kutal Gocke joined the Oka lab as a post-doc.

6/2016

Congratulations Sangjun on passing candidacy!


Congrats Sangjun

6/2016

Caltech undergrad, Madelyn Stroder, joined the Oka lab as a SURF scholar

5/2016

Christian Lee, undergraduate at University of Toronto, joined the Oka lab as a volunteer.

5/2016

Janet Joy joined the Oka lab as a SURF scholar.

5/2016

Yuki Oka has been selected among six neuroscientists to recieve the 2016 McKnight Scholar Award.

11/2015

Brittany Ho joined the Oka lab as the lab manager and research technician

11/2015

Leanne Wang joined the Oka lab as a high school volunteer from Westridge School for Girls.

10/2015

Yuki Oka received The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Research Grant 2015.

9/2015

Yuki Oka received the Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation Grant.

6/2015

Jenny Mok, a Caltech undergrad joins the Oka Lab as a SURF scholar
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4/2015

Yuki Oka has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar
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1/2015

Why Do We Feel Thirst? An Interview with Yuki Oka


http://www.bbe.caltech.edu/content/why-do-we-feel-thirst-interview-yuki-oka

1/2015

Dr. Oka’s paper about the neural control of thirst has been published in Nature online.  The paper describes mind-controlling experiments using optogenetics!


http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14108.html


1/2015
Graduate students Dhruv Zocchi, Sangjun Lee, Vinny Augustine and Zeynep Turan joined the lab.

11/2014 

Nikki Cruz joined the Oka lab as a research technician.
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