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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.
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
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 diseases, including those of mental illness, such as schizophrenia.
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
Benjamin Mansky
Benjamin Mansky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Research Staff

Zana Abdalla
Zana Abdalla
Technical Associate
Alexander Cona
Alexander Cona
Technical Associate
Natasha Cotrupi
Natasha Cotrupi
Technical Associate
Bethany Deisinger
Bethany Deisinger
Rodent Colony Manager
Allison Gurak
Allison Gurak
Technical Associate
Deniz Kesmen
Deniz Kesmen
Technical Associate
Xiaojie Li
Xiaojie Li
Senior Technical Associate
Carter Long
Carter Long
Bioinformatics Analyst/Programmer
Cathryn Mangiamele
Cathryn Mangiamele
Technical Associate
Kaitlyn Mullin
Kaitlyn Mullin
Technical Associate
Casey Payne
Casey Payne
Technical Associate
Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid, M.S.
IT Desktop Support/Programmer
Dennis Salinas Mejia
Dennis Salinas Mejia
Technical Associate
Megan Schultz
Megan Schultz
Technical Associate
Jadyn Terwilliger
Jadyn Terwilliger
Administrator I