The Erlich Lab

About The Lab

The Erlich Lab is generally interested in neural mechanisms underlying cognition. We currently have ongoing projects related to economic decision-making, integrating of value and perceptional information, spatial cognition and motor planning.

NYU Shanghai is located in Shanghai, China. Our animal facilities are hosted at the East China Normal University campus near Zhongshan Park, where we also run human neuroimaging studies using their fMRI facilities. There is a human behavioral research lab hosted at the NYU Shanghai campus in Pudong. The lab at NYU Shanghai will close in 2022.

The lab at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in London, UK is open and recruiting!


The lab at NYU Shanghai is ramping down, but the lab in London is ramping up. If you are interested in a post-doc, PhD, staff or internship please write to, including your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest.

We are specifically looking for people with a strong programming / machine learning background for positions that will be a combination of 50% research (computational neuroscience) and 50% software engineering (building and maintaining our automated behavioral training facility at SWC). If you are applying for this position, please include a link to your github (or gitlab / bitbucket / etc) account and/or a code sample. Specificy whether you have experience with python, SQL, SQLAlchemy, and Pydantic.

Lab Members

Jeffrey Erlich, PI, CV


Chaofei Bao

Graduate Students

Josh Mōller-Mara
Jingjie Li (Transfered to SWC)
Liujunli Li
XiaoYue Zhu (Graduated in Jan 2022)


Yingkun Li


Mingming Chen
Tate Pan
Shucheng Catalina Li


Xirui Zhao (now doing grad school in CS in USA)
Shengjie Xu (now doing PhD in Germany)
Xuan Wen (now finishing undergraduate in U Rochester)
Nengneng Gao (Took a teaching position)
Ce Ma (Graduate school in CS, in USA)
Sylvain Dubroqua
Jenya Lukinova (Now teaching at NYU Shanghai)
Hung-Tu Chen
Xiangci Li (now doing PhD in CS in Texas)
Tomasz Merta (in Med School in Singapore)
Bo Zhang (Data Science at Apple)
Lingqi Zhang (PhD at U Penn)
Michael Lukiman
Yuyue Wang
Shine Zhou
Misya Erwin
Cequn Wang (Neuroscience tech company in Shanghai
Yidi Chen (Personal trainer in Shanghai)
Wanning Fu
Jonathan S. Lin
Stephen Mathew
Chloe Haddaway (Lab Manager at NYU Med School)
Xinying Zhang
Brianna Lee Fu


Ann Duan
Steve Lehrer
Zheng "ZZ" Zhang
Ming Hsu