Joseph Vecchi, M6G


MSTP Learning Community:  McCowen

MSTP Entry Date:  May 23, 2017

PhD Program:

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics


Marlan Hansen, MD

Amy Lee, PhD

Graduate Profile Lab Website


2017-present - MSTP Applicant Task Force

2019-2020 - MSTP Medley & Social Events Committee

2020-2021 - MSTP Medley & Social Events Committee (Chair)

2021-present - MSTP Medley & Social Events Committee (Co-Chair)


2017 - Hansjoerg E. Kolder Award for Excellence in Opthalmology (Sept)

2018 - Excellence in Otolaryngology Research, Medical Student Research Conference, Sept 14

2019 - Excellence in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Research - Medical Student Research Day, Sept 20

2021 - 1st Annual MSTP Leadership Award

2021 - Carver College of Medicine Trainee Scholar Award

2022 - Carver College of Medicine Trainee Scholar Award

2022-2023 - Chateaubriand Fellowship

Individual Funding Awards:

04/25/2022 - 04/24/2024
F31 DC020371 (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
Feature characteristics and signaling mechanisms involved in SGN neurite guidance by engineered topographical and biochemical micropatterns


2018 Fall - M1 Foundations Tutor


2016 - BS, Biomedical Engineering - University of Wisconsin - Madison


ORCiD:  0000-0003-2890-3458

Vecchi JT, Mullan S, Lopez JA, Hansen MR, Sonka M, Lee A. NeuriteNet: A convolutional neural network for assessing morphological parameters of neurite growth. J Neurosci Methods. 2021 Nov 1;363:109349. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2021.109349. Epub 2021 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 34480956; NIHMSID:NIHMS1745750.

Truong K, Leigh B, Vecchi JT, Bartholomew R, Xu L, Guymon CA, Hansen MR. Interaction of micropatterned topographical and biochemical cues to direct neurite growth from spiral ganglion neurons. Hear Res. 2021 Sep 15;409:108315. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2021.108315. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 34343850; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8419132.