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Principal Investigator


 Albert La Spada
MD, PhD, Molecular Biology, 1993, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Biology, 1986, University of Pennsylvania
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Research Faculty


 Craig Bennett
Dip. Ed., Biology Sciences, 2008, Monash University Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, 1998, University of Sydney
B.Sc.,(Hons), Human Genetics, 1993, University of Sydney
B.S., Biological Sciences, 1990, Macquarie University 

 

Lab Manager / Vivarium Manager


 Edith Lopez
B.Sc. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Senior Animal Technician, MGH/Harvard Medical School

 

 

Visiting Scientists


 Hiroyuki Nagase
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013, University of Tokyo, Japan
M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2004, Tohoku University, Japan
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2002, Tohoku University, Japan

 

Post Doctoral Fellows


 Constanza 'Connie' Cortes
Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Physiology, 2010, University of Chicago
B.S., Biology, 2005, Catholic University of Chile


 


 Somasish Ghosh Dastidar
Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology, 2011, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
M.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, 2005, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
M.Sc. Biotechnology, 2002, Visva Bharati University, India

 


 Joe R Delaney
Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2012, Univ. of Washington
B.S., Chemical Biology, 2007, University of California, Berkeley

 

 


 Audrey Dickey
Ph.D. Neuroscience, 2010, University of Iowa
M.A. Animal Behavior, 2002, Southwestern University

 

 


 Natalie Goldberg
Ph.D., Neurobiology & Behavior, 2016, University of California, Irvine
B.S., Neuroscience, 2008, Willamette University, Oregon

 

 


 Kara Gordon
B.S., Biology, 2005, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2011, University of Iowa

 

 


 Helen Miranda
Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2010, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
M.S., Experimental Pathology, 2005, State University of Londrina, Brazil
B.S. Biomedicine, 2004, State University of Londrina, Brazil 

 


 Chenchen Niu
Ph.D., 2010, Neuroscience, University of Hong Kong
M.D. 2002, School of Medicine, Soochow University, China

 

 


 Edwin Paz
Ph.D., Cancer Biology, 2013, University of Airzona
B.S., Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Gentics, 2007, University of California, Los Angeles

 

 


 Amy Wen-Chuan Shen
Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, 2014, Yang Ming Univ. and Academia Sinica, Taiwan
M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007, National Yang Ming Univ., Taiwan
B.S. Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, 2005, Chang Gung Univ., Taiwan



 Pawel Switonski
Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2015, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
M.S., Biotechnology, 2008, Poznan University of Life Sciences
B.S., Molecular Biology, 2007, Adam Mickiewicz University

 

Graduate Students


 Steve Gilmore
B.S./M.S., Biology, 2010, University of California, San Diego    

 

 


 Anastasia Gromova
B.A., Biology, 2011, University of San Diego

 

 


 Cynthia Hsu
B.S., Biochemistry, 2010, University of Washington
B.S., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, 2010, University of Washington

 


 Jennifer Kuo
B.S., Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology, 2013, University of California, Los Angeles

 

 

 

 Coleen Stoyas
B.S., Integrative Biology Honors, 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

 

 


 Jacqueline M. Ward
B.S., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, 2010, Rhodes College