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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
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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.
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.
Aynur Kashgari
Research Interest:

Study of transcription factor biology in the context of glial aging and neuropsychiatric diseases.

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.
Joana Osorio
Joana Osorio, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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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
Benjamin Mansky
Benjamin Mansky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Research Staff

Alexander Cona
Alexander Cona
Technical Associate
Natasha Cotrupi
Natasha Cotrupi
Technical Associate
Bethany Deisinger
Bethany Deisinger
Rodent Colony Manager
Christian Escobar
Christian Escobar
Technical Associate
Michael Gannon
Michael Gannon, Ph.D.
Administrator I
Tobias Goldman
Tobias Goldman
Project Assistant
Deniz Kesmen
Deniz Kesmen
Technical Associate
Xiaojie Li
Xiaojie Li
Senior Technical Associate
Cathryn Mangiamele
Cathryn Mangiamele
Technical Associate
Christina Polito
Christina Polito
Center Administrator
Casey Payne
Casey Payne
Technical Associate
Cassidy Perry
Cassidy Perry
Technical Associate
Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid, M.S.
IT Desktop Support/Programmer
Steven Schanz
Steven Schanz
Senior Technical Associate
Megan Schultz
Megan Schultz
Technical Associate
Jadyn Terwilliger
Jadyn Terwilliger
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Zou
Lisa Zou
Senior Technical Associate