I am a graduate student investigating the basic computations of perception using two-photon holography in mouse neocortex. I work in Dr. Mark Histed's group at NIMH. Before coming to the University of Maryland, I studied neuroscience at Colorado College for my bachelor's degree, later joining Dr. Chris Moore's lab at Brown University as a research assistant. At Brown, I worked with the Bioluminescence Hub, developing tools that use bioluminescent light to drive and report cell activity. You can find some of my writing here.

I love open science and science education.

Feel free to reach out at ninaf@umd.edu.


  • B.A.
    Colorado College
Nina Friedman
Porter Neuroscience Building, 35-3A203
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
ninaf [at] umd.edu