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Lab Members

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Principal Investigator

Steven Goldman
Research Interest: Identify the expression patterns of the major categories of stem and progenitor cells of the adult human brain and to use that information to define the signaling pathways that distinguish one progenitor from another, as well as those that distinguish brain tumor stem and progenitor cells from their normal counterparts.

Faculty

Carlos Benitez
Carlos Benitez, Ph.D.
Sr. Associate
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Research Interest:

Development of new analytical methods to better understand in-vivo dynamics of glial replacement

Abdellatif Benraiss
Abdellatif Benraiss, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
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Research Interest: The use of gene therapeutic strategies to induce and regulate neurogenesis from endogenous neural stem cells in the adult mammalian brain, with a particular emphasis on developing this as a therapeutic strategy in Huntington's disease.
Devin Chandler-Militello
Research Interest: Generation of iPSC and hESC-derived glial progenitor cells for cell therapy.
Gwen Huynh
Gwen Huynh, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Transcriptomic and epigenetic regulation of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Application of machine learning techniques to characterize and assess the quality of engineered glial cells.
John Mariani
Research Interest: Multi-omic bulk and single cell sequencing analyses of human glial chimeric mice to unravel the transcriptional underpinnings of human glial dysfunction in disease.
Steven Schanz
Steven Schanz
Associate
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Research Interest:

Generation of human-glial chimeric mice to model and evaluate cell therapeutic interventions of CNS disease.

Christina Trojel-Hansen
Christina Trojel-Hansen, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Focusing on preclinical and clinical translation of Glia Progenitor Cells
Martha Windrem
Martha Windrem, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
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Research Interest:

The use of glial progenitor cells for treating disorders of myelin, in both pediatric and adult animal models of myelin disease. She also studies the biology of human astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in vivo, in chimeric brain models that permit the assessment of human cells in vivo, in rodent models of neurological and psychiatric disease.

Lisa Zou
Lisa Zou
Associate
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Research Interest:

Surgical and histological techniques to support in vivo analysis of human glial progenitor cells in chimerized brain models for the goal of translating therapies in glial based neurodegenerative disorders.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Jose Cano
Jose Cano, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Yuki Inagaki
Yuki Inagaki, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Benjamin Mansky
Benjamin Mansky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Research Staff

Alisa Becevic
Alisa Becevic
Research Specialist
Alexander Cona
Alexander Cona
Research Specialist
Jessica Danner
Jessica Danner
Research Specialist
Ronald DeFauw
Ronald DeFauw
Research Specialist
Ryan Eckert
Ryan Eckert
Grant Accountant
Madison Jaynes
Madison Jaynes
Administrative Assistant
Helen Jung
Helen Jung
Sr. Research Specialist
Deniz Kesmen
Deniz Kesmen
Research Specialist
Xiaojie Li
Xiaojie Li
Sr. Research Specialist
Harriet Lister
Harriet Lister
Sr. Research Specialist
Carter Long
Carter Long
Bioinformatics Analyst/Programmer
Cathryn Mangiamele
Cathryn Mangiamele
Research Specialist
Oluwademilade Oladele
Oluwademilade Oladele
Research Specialist
Casey Payne
Casey Payne
Research Specialist
Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid, M.S.
IT Desktop Support/Programmer
Dennis Salinas Mejia
Dennis Salinas Mejia
Research Specialist
Megan Schultz
Megan Schultz
Research Specialist
Rajiv Snape
Rajiv Snape
Bioinformatics Analyst/Programmer
Jadyn Terwilliger
Jadyn Terwilliger
Administrator II
Xiaolu Wei
Xiaolu Wei, Ph.D.
Sr. Bioinformatic Analyst
Anna Wilton
Anna Wilton
Research Specialist