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California Institute of Technology

Originally from the Bay Area, I moved down to SoCal in 2012 and have been living here ever since. My research interests are broad, but generally relate back to the brain - from circadian rhythms to Alzheimer's to innate social behaviors. Outside of class, I enjoy eating ramen, thrift shopping, dog-spotting, and taking photographs with friends.

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Segalin C, Williams J, Karigo T, Hui M, Zelikowsky M, Sun JJ, Perona P, Anderson DJ, Kennedy A. The Mouse Action Recognition System (MARS): a software pipeline for automated analysis of social behaviors in mice. bioRxiv. January 2020:2020.07.26.222299. doi:10.1101/2020.07.26.222299

Xiangmin Xu, Todd C. Holmes, Min-Hua Luo, Kevin T. Beier, Gregory D. Horwitz, Fei Zhao, Wenbo Zeng, May Hui, Bert L. Semler, Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldin (2020) Viral vectors for neural circuit mapping and recent advances in trans-synaptic anterograde tracers. Neuron (PRIMER review article)

Mosser EA, Chiu CN, Tamai TK, Hirota T, Li S, Hui M, Wang A, Singh C, Giovanni A, Kay S, Prober DA. Identification of pathways that regulate circadian rhythms using a larval zebrafish small molecule screen. Scientific Reports. 2019;9(1):12405. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-48914-7

Zelikowsky M, Hui M, Karigo T, Choe A, Yang B, Blanco MR, Beadle K, Gradinaru V, Deverman BE2, Anderson DJ. The Neuropeptide Tac2 Controls a Distributed Brain State Induced by Chronic Social Isolation Stress. Cell. 2018 May 17;173(5):1265-1279.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.03.037.


Hui M, Zelikowsky M, Anderson DJ. Tac2 signalling in dBNSTa controls stress-induced alterations in behavior. Poster presented at: The Gordon Conference on Amygdala; Aug 7, 2017; Stonehill, MA.

Hui M, Zelikowsky M, Anderson DJ. Chronic stress alters fear behavior in a neuromodulator-dependent manner. Poster presented at: The Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference; Nov 11, 2016; San Diego, CA.

Hui M, Zelikowsky M, Anderson DJ. Stress-induced alterations in behavior are mediated by the Tac2 system. Poster presented at: The Annual Pavlovian Society Conference; Sept 30, 2016; Jersey City, NJ.

2020-2023: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Predoctoral Fellowship