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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Maiken Nedergaard
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc
KMRB 1-9915B
Phone: (585) 273-2868
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Research Interest: The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.

Faculty

Fengfei Ding
Fengfei Ding, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: EEG recording and behavior tests
Ting Du
Ting Du, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Pathophysiological mechanisms of brain edema
Ali Erturk
Ali Erturk, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Study of neurodegeneration and inflammation in acute brain injuries using tissue clearing technologies.
Lauren Hablitz
Lauren Hablitz, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Basic biological mechanisms of circadian synchrony and entrainment in health and disease. Understanding how circadian rhythms and sleep can enhance glymphatic, neuronal, and cerebrovascular function.
Rashad Hussain
Rashad Hussain, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Glymphatic system in health and disease; neuron-glia interactions and signaling mechanisms.
Guojun Liu
Guojun Liu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: The Glymphatic system in hydrocephalus; the mechanism of CSF secretion in neurological disease.
Rupal Mehta
Rupal Mehta, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Small vessel disease and blood-brain barrier disruption in stroke
Weiguo Peng
Weiguo Peng, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Spinal cord and spinal nerve injury; more specifically the secondary injury after spinal cord trauma and how to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury.
Jim Xu
Research Interest: Using in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological, multiphoton, oxygen sensor and potassium sensor methods to investigate the physiological functions of astrocytes in the central nervous system.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Virginia 'Pla Requena
Virginia 'Pla Requena, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Sebastian Holst
Sebastian Holst, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Research Interest: Visiting Researcher
Sisi Peng
Sisi Peng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Qian Sun
Qian Sun, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Research Staff

Janna-Rayanne Benraiss
Janna-Rayanne Benraiss
Office Assistant
Phone: (585) 275-0550
Michael Gannon
Michael Gannon, Ph.D.
Staff Accountant
Phone: (585) 276-8359
Aurakoch Harnpramukkul
Aurakoch Harnpramukkul
Technical Associate
Yara Izhiman
Yara Izhiman
Technical Associate
Ning Kang
Ning Kang
Laboratory Technician
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
Lane Reynolds
Lane Reynolds
Technical Associate
Brianna Roy
Brianna Roy
Technical Associate
Wei Song
Wei Song
Technical Associate
Wei Wang
Wei Wang
Technical Associate

Graduate Students

Saiyue Deng
Saiyue Deng
Visiting Graduate Student
Humberto Mestre
Research Interest: Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia

Research Assistants

Arokoruba Cheetham-West
Arokoruba Oboba Cheetham-West
Undergraduate Student
Shinya Sakurai
Shinya Sakurai
Undergraduate Student