Principal Investigator

MillerLMmugshot2015_500px_crop Lee M. Miller

Professor – Dept . of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

Dept. of Otolaryngology | Head and Neck Surgery

UC Davis – (530)-297-4474

Lee Miller received his doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley. His academic training includes quantum physics, single-cell neurophysiology, and cognitive neuroscience. He joined the UC Davis faculty in 2004, in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Center for Mind & Brain. His lab investigates the neural bases of auditory perception and speech recognition.

Graduate Students

Britt Yazel

Neuroscience Graduate Group –

Britt received a bachelor’s in biology with minors in computer science and biochemistry from Eastern Washington University in 2014. He is currently a 5th year Ph.D. student in the U.C. Davis Neuroscience Graduate Group, and works in the labs of Dr. Lee Miller and Dr. Sanjay Joshi. Britt’s work is focused on auditory selective attention, neuroprosthetic devices, and accessibility technology for persons with disabilities. Britt expects to graduate in the spring of 2020.

Research Assistants

Ipsa Parekh
Akshita Sharma

Akshita is an overly passionate Mathematics enthusiast. She’s fascinated by the beauty of Mathematics and its applications in all fields. She aims to direct her focus on learning and implementing her skills especially in machine learning technology and data optimization to further enhance the quality of life for all.

Jessica Cai

ASPIRE fellow, Undergraduate researcher

Sonja Swanson

Sonja is an undergraduate double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. She enjoys working on the research in the Miller Lab because it allows her to combine her skills in both these areas in new and exciting ways. Her interests also include bioinformatics and genetics.



David Corina

Prof. of Linguistics – Center for Mind & Brain, UC Davis

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Assistant Professor – UC Merced

Sanjay Joshi

Professor of Engineering –  Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering – UC Davis

Gregg Recanzone
Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior – UC Davis
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Assoc. Research Professor – UC Merced
Fernando Espinosa-Iniguez
Miller Lab consultant / genius
Matthew Stickle
Jr. Specialist – UC Davis
Luis El Srouji

Graduate student, Physics – UC Davis


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Andrew Kessler Nathaniel Guteirrez Christopher Bishop
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Kristina Backer Tom Campbell Kevin Hill
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Jess Kerlin Sam London Bartlett Moore
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Markham Anderson Deepak Yadav Fernando Espinosa-Iniguez
Matthew Stickle
Niranjana Jayakrishnan Aashir Farooqi
Yinuo Qin
Luis El Srouji