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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Christoph Pröschel
Research Interest:

Using primarily human pluripotent stem cell models, we examine astrocyte development in normal and pathological conditions, the role of astrocytes in modulating response to injury or stress, the role of altered RNA processing and translation in neural development, and the utility of glial precursor cells and their astrocytic progeny for cell transplantation therapy.

Research Staff

Anissa Elahi
Anissa Elahi
Laboratory Technician
Research Interest: Anissa graduated in 2017 from the University of Rochester with a degree in Neuroscience. As a member of the spinal cord research team, Anissa currently studies novel pharmacological therapies for spinal cord injury. In addition, she has studied motordeficits in animal models of Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Anissa’s hobbies include international cuisine and politics.

Graduate Students

Li Xie
Research Interest: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells.