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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

Abdellatif Benraiss
Abdellatif Benraiss, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Phone: (585) 275-6313
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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
Devin Chandler-Militello, M.S.
Associate
Phone: (585) 275-9576
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Research Interest: Differentiation of human glial progenitor cells from iPSCs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to examine changes in gene expression. Working with Dr. Windrem to generate iPSC and hESC-derived glial progenitor cells for cell therapy.
Kathy Clark
Kathy Clark, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Identifying the molecular pathways in glial cells that are dysregulated in patients with ALS/FTD resulting from a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the C9orf72 gene. Utilization of chimeras to study the interaction of diseased human glial cells with healthy mice neurons.
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
John Mariani, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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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.
Joana Osorio
Joana Osorio, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 276-6390
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Research Interest: Cell based therapies for treatment of congenital disorders of myelin, particularly Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease and Krabbe disease. Gene editing of human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease for autologous cell transplantation. Differential characteristics of human and murine NG2+ oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the grey and white matter. Migration and dispersal of human oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the rat brain.
Christina Trojel-Hansen
Christina Trojel-Hansen, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Focusing on preclinical and clinical translation of Glia Progenitor Cells

Postdoctoral Scholars

Jose Cano
Jose Cano, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Pernille Madsen
Pernille Marie Madsen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Research Staff

Janna Bates
Janna Bates
Senior Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 276-3365
Janna-Rayanne Benraiss
Janna-Rayanne Benraiss
Office Assistant
Phone: (585) 275-0550
Christian Escobar
Christian Escobar
Technical Associate
Michael Gannon
Michael Gannon, Ph.D.
Staff Accountant
Phone: (585) 276-8359
Erin Kesel
Erin Kesel
Lab Technician - Bioinformatics
Deniz Kesmen
Deniz Kesmen
Technical Associate
Patrick Kiernan
Patrick Kiernan
Administrative Assistant
Xiaojie Li
Xiaojie Li
Senior Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 275-9604
Cathryn Lundberg
Cathryn Lundberg
Technical Associate
Katherine McCoy
Katherine McCoy
Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 275-9714
Christina Polito
Christina Polito
Center Administrator
Phone: (585) 276-4595
Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid, M.S.
IT Desktop Support/Programmer
KMRB 1-9649
Phone: (585) 273-5332
Steven Schanz
Steven Schanz
Senior Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 275-9714
Renee Solly
Renee Solly
Technical Associate
Ashley Tate
Ashley Tate
Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 276-3141
Martha Windrem
Martha Windrem, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
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 disease.
Lisa Zou
Lisa Zou
Senior Technical Associate
Phone: (585) 275-9714

Research Assistants

Kari Johnson
Kari Johnson
Undergraduate Student