Lab Alumni

University of Rochester

Alumnus Former Capacity Current Position

Larissa Wertalik, B.S.(2007-2012)

Technical Associate Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zhiping Mi, M.D.

(2004-2010)

Research Assistant Professor Research Scientist III at Precision Therapeutics

Chris Ingraham, Ph.D.

(2008-2010)

Post-Doc

Senior Reseach Scientist at Aderans Research Institute

Kevin Keenahan

(Summer 2010)

Undergraduate John Hopkins University graduate studies

Tong Zhang, Ph.D.

(2006-2009)

Technical Associate Princeton University

Katsiaryna Pleshankova

(Summer 2009)

Medical student 2nd year Medical Student

Alumni From Other Universities

Alumnus Degree, Institution Current Position
Dokko, Y.
(1987)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Neurologist,
Scarsdale, NY
Hartsell, T.
(1991-1995)
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Co-director, Surgical ICU, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Terrence, K.
(1991)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Canton-Potsdam Hospital,
Potsdam, NY
Purpura, P.H.
(1991-1992)
M.D., Jefferson University Medical School Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Arnet-Ogden Medical Center,
Elmira, NY
Falcione, M.
(1991-1992)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Staff Physician, Department of Family Medicine, Washington Hospital of Pennsylvania
Kassis, E.
(1995)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Thoracic), Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Yang, M.
(1996)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Instructor, Department of Pediatrics (Child Neurology), University of Colorado,
Denver, CO
Constantine-Sharma, T.
(1993)
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Executive Director,
Brain Research Foundation,
Chicago, IL
Lowengrub, J.
(1989-1991)
M.D., University of Rochester Director, Child Development, Yehuda Region, Kuput Holim Mehudet, Israel
Abram, H.
(1990-1991)
M.D., University of Virginia Staff Physician, Department of Neurology,
Nemours Children's Clinic,
Jacksonville, FL
Schwartz, M.
(1993-1994)
M.D., Tulane UniversityChild Epileptologist,
Reno, NE
Liang, Y.
(1999-2003)
Ph.D., Beijing Med. University Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Temple University School of Medicine at WPAHS, Pittsburgh, PA; Attending Neurologist,
Beaver Medical Center,
Beaver, PA
Yan, C.
(2000-2004)
Ph.D., Peking Univ. Med. Coll. Attending Neurologist,
Salem Community Hospital,
Salem, OH
Korade Mirnics, Z.
(2001-2006)
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
Tersak, J.
(2002-2006)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatrics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pan, S.
(Summer, 2003)
M.Sc., (Bioinformatics), Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Bioinformatics and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Stanford University
Gorny Woodard, G.
(Summer 2004)
Ph.D., (Epidemiology), University of Pittsburgh Radiology Resident, UCSF,
San Francisco, CA
Hong, B.
(Summer 2004)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center
Brantley, K.
(Summer 2004)
M.D., University of Cincinnati Radiology Resident, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Liang, Q-H
(2003-2006)
Ph.D., Inst. Of Hepatology, Grad. Schl., Hlth Sci. Cntr., Peking Univ., China Neurology Resident, University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galveston, TX
Mi, Z-P
(2003)
M.D., Shanxi Medical University, China Senior Scientist, Precision Therapeutics, Pittsburgh, PA
Fritz, M.
(2004-2006)
M.D., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Attending Hematologist-Oncologist, Goryeb Children's Hospital,
Morristown, NJ
Zhang, T.
(2006-2010)
Ph.D., University of Texas, Houston Unknown
Rogers, D.
(2006)
M.S. (Neuroscience), University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.D., Ph.D., Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ganeshan, V.
(2006)
M.S. (Neuroscience), University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Ph.D., Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Halterman, M.W.
(2006-2010)
Ph.D., (Microbiology), University of Rochester Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ingraham, C.
(2007-2010)
Ph.D., (Pharmacology and Physiology), University of Rochester Senior Research Scientist, Aderans Research Institute,
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduates and High School Students

Alumnus Degree, Institution Current Position
Dao, D.N.
(1987-1990)
Ph.D., (Microbiology), Columbia University Intellectual Property Manager, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research,
New York, NY
Fuh, A.
(1990)
BS, Carnegie Mellon University
Manager, Pfizer Inc.,
New York, NY
Falcione, M.
(1989-1990)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Staff Physician, Department of Family Medicine, Washington Hospital, PA
Will, P.
(1989-1991)
Ph.D., (Physical Therapy), University of Pittsburgh
Physical Therapist,
Lancaster, PA
Certo, J.M.
(1989-1991)

Ph.D., (Education and Educational Leadership), Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

Lekse, J.
(1989-1990)

M.D., Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami,
Miami, FL

Belz, M.
(1990-1991)
M.D., Washington University, St. Louis
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology), University of Iowa;
Attending Physician, Iowa Kidney Physicians,
Des Moines, IA
Westman Holze, L. (1992) PA, Northwestern University Physician’s Assistant,
Arlington Heights, IL
Zegarra, M.
(1992)
M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
Anesthesiologist, Morton Hospital,
Westwood, MA
Smith Bryant, T. (1993-1995) M.D., Meharry University
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine at WPAHS
Eidelman, A.
(1993)

M.D., Drexel University Medical School

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology; Director, Pain Medicine Service, Olathe Medical Center,
Olathe, KS

Cortazzo, M. H.
(1994-1997)

M.D., University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Pomerantz, J.
(1995)
M.D., Washington University, St. Louis
Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellow,
University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA
Sproul, K.
(1995-1996)
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinologist,
Santa Monica, CA
Trucco, S.
(1996)

M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Grove, M.
(1996-1998)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine,
Harrisburg, PA
Adams, R. J.
(1998-1999)

M.D., University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Guger Molyneaux, K.
(1998-1999)
Ph.D., (Cell Biology), Cornell University Medical College
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University
Srinivas, R.
(2000)
M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Orthopedics Resident,
Atlanta Medical Center,
Atlanta, GA
Wong, J.
(2000-2001)
M.D., UCSF
Neurosurgery
Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Rudavsky, R.
(2000)
M. Eng, Columbia University
Project Associate, RAND Corporation,
Washington, DC
Patel, K.
(2000-2001)
BS, University of Pittsburgh, Titusville
Unknown
Ogunleye, T.
(2001)
M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dermatology
Resident, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
Klionsky, C.
(2001)
BA, Franklin and Marshall University
Unknown
Sheffler, B.
(2000-2001)
M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
Attending Physician, Family Medicine, Bainbridge, OH
Weinberg, A.
(2002)
M.D., Chicago Medical College
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

Junior faculty and residents in Child Neurology at University of Pittsburgh

  • Inna Vaisleib, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gulay Alper, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Miya Asato, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Amy Goldstein, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shelley Williams, M.D., - Assoc. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vasudeva Boosupalli, MBBS - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Texas, Houston
  • Robert Safier, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Satyanarayana Gedela, MBBS, - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Monica Naik, M.D., - Asst. Prof., Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

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Schor Lab

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Center for Neural Development and Disease
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Box 645
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: 585-273-1793
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