- Yuri Nishida joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
- The lab receives a five-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
- Kota Banzai joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
- The lab receives the Junior Faculty Seed Grants from the University of Georgia Research Fundation, Inc.
- Melissa Inal joins the lab as a research assistant.
- Ryo Tamura joins the lab to conduct his doctoral research.
- Miyuki Fitch joins the lab as a research technician.
- Rie Kamiyama joins the lab as a lab manager.
- The lab opens in the Biological Sciences Building.