Whitney Stevens-Sostre, PhD

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Position title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: stevenssostr@wisc.edu

Website: Hoon Laboratory

WIMR II, 9th Floor

image of Dr. Stevens-Sostre

Advisor: Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

Keywords: retina, synaptic adhesion protein, synapses, receptors and ion channels, retinal neurons

BS 2015, Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM)
PhD 2023, Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Dr. Stevens-Sostre is interested in understanding the mechanisms of circuit establishment and function in the mammalian retina. Her graduate training in the biophysics of voltage-gated potassium channels led her to study how ion channels contribute to the intrinsic excitability of retinal neurons. She is a recipient of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) and the founder of the Black In Biophysics organization, which aims to recognize and highlight Black scholars in biophysics and related fields.