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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Maiken Nedergaard
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.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: Pathophysiological mechanisms of brain edema
Hajime Hirase
Hajime Hirase, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest:

A focus on astrocytic signaling and its impact on neural circuit dynamics and behavioral performance.

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.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Research Interest: The Glymphatic system in hydrocephalus; the mechanism of CSF secretion in neurological disease.
Weiguo Peng
Research Interest:

Glymphatic system in spinal cord and in spinal cord injury; more specifically the secondary injury after spinal cord trauma and how to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury.

Jim Xu
Jim Xu, MBA
Adjunct Associate
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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

Research Staff

Michael Gannon
Michael Gannon, Ph.D.
Administrator I
Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia
Technical Associate
Aurakoch Harnpramukkul
Aurakoch Harnpramukkul
Technical Associate
Yara Izhiman
Yara Izhiman
Technical Associate
Ning Kang
Ning Kang
Laboratory Technician
Christina Polito
Christina Polito
Center Administrator
Tyler Reid
Tyler Reid, M.S.
IT Desktop Support/Programmer
Wei Song
Wei Song
Technical Associate
Jadyn Terwilliger
Jadyn Terwilliger
Administrative Assistant
Emma Waight
Emma Waight
Technical Associate

Graduate Students

Michael Giannetto
Research Interest:

Structure and function of astrocytic endfeet

Antonio Ladron de Guevara Ruiz
Research Interest: Perivascular transport and CSF dynamics in brain health and disease
Evan Newbold
Research Interest:

Glymphatic system and astrocyte physiology in healthy and pathologic states