About me

I’m a postdoctoral research associate in Kerschensteiner Lab. My research aims to answer WHY questions about the neuronal computation and architecture in the brain. I apply a variety of machine learning tools to explore and explain the findings in mouse and human retina in responding to natural movies as well as the corresponding visual-guided behavior.

I was a McDonnell International Scholar in the Neuroscience PhD Program at Washington University in St. Louis. In Kerschensteiner Lab, I used two-photon calcium imaging, multi-electrode array and computational modeling to study visual processing in the mouse and human retina.

Before that, I was a visiting scholar in Parvizi Lab at Stanford University. Earlier, I was a research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University in Taiwan. Earlier, I received my B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

I am married to Avah Banerjee.

Selected Publication

  • T Kim, N Shen, JC Hsiang, KP Johnson, D Kerschensteiner.
    Dendritic and parallel processing of visual threats in the retina control defensive responses.
    Science Advances, 2020 paper
  • F Soto, JC Hsiangco-first, R Rajagopal, K Piggott, GJ Harocopos, SM Couch, P Custer, JL Morgan, D Kerschensteiner.
    Efficient Coding by Midget and Parasol Ganglion Cells in the Human Retina.
    Neuron, 2020 paper PDF
  • A Vogrig, JC Hsiangco-first, J Ng, J Rolnick, J Cheng, J Parvizi.
    A systematic study of stereotypy in epileptic seizures versus psychogenic seizure-like events.
    Epilepsy & Behavior, 2019 paper
  • JC Hsiang, KP Johnson, L Madisen, H Zeng, D Kerschensteiner.
    Local processing in neurites of VGluT3-expressing amacrine cells differentially organizes visual information.
    eLife, 2017 paper
  • JM Shine, A Kucyi, BL Foster, S Bickel, D Wang, H Liu, RA Poldrack, LT Hsieh, JC Hsiang, J Parvizi.
    Distinct patterns of temporal and directional connectivity among intrinsic networks in the human brain.
    Journal of Neuroscience, 2017 paper


hsiang [at] wustl.edu