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Alexander Chubykin

Principle Investigator

Alex Chubykin is an Associate Professor at Purdue University. He completed his PhD with Nobel Laureate Thomas C. Südhof at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas investigating synapse formation in mouse models of Autism. He did postdoctoral work at MIT with Mark F. Bear looking at perception of time in the visual cortex of mice.

Current Graduate Students

I am interested in the mechanism of the visual familiarity-evoked oscillations

Xi Cheng

      I use Channelrhodopsin Assisted Circuit Mapping (CRACM) in order to measure the connectivity of V1 in mouse models of disease using in vitro coronal brain slices from mouse models of diseases. 


      I practice whole cell patch clamp recordings in the mouse and avian retina. I am currently working on discovering the cone opponent pathways in the avian retina.

Former Members


Quiyu "Rachel" Wu, PhD. 


Samuel  Kissenger, PhD

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Yu Tang, PhD
Mang Gao, PhD


Renee Towers

Catherine Gervais

Rachel Lehman

Adriana Rotger

Paige Edens

Rylan Moffitt

Lab Photos



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Interested in joining the lab?


         Please send an email directly to Alex with a cover letter describing your previous accomplishments and technical experience, and why you are interested in joining the Chubykin Lab and what you can bring to the lab.  Please enclose your CV and the names, emails and phone numbers of three references.


Post Docs

Research Technician 

       If you are looking for a position as a technician or research assistant, please email Alex with your CV describing your previous lab experience and skill set, your career goals and your potential employment timeline. 

Graduate Student

        If you are looking for a graduate student position in the Chubykin lab, you first need to apply to the graduate program at the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University.

       If you are already a Purdue graduate student looking for a lab, email Alex to set up a meeting. We are always interested in enthusiastic rotation students.

Undergraduate Student

        If you are currently an Purdue student with an interest in a research opportunity, please email Alex with your previous experience and coursework and how much time you are willing to spend in the lab. The minimum required commitment for an undergraduate student is two semesters.