Meet the team

  • Heather Bowling

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Megan Elder

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Magdalena Kalinowska

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Francesco Longo

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Prerana Shrestha

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Anna Vorobyeva

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Sameer Aryal

    Ph.D. Student

  • Ilona Kats

    Ph.D. Student

  • WenXi Zhou

    Ph.D. Student

  • Pedro Herrero Vidal

    Ph.D. Student

  • Rudi D’Hooge

    Visiting Scientist

  • Zhe Shan

    M.S. Student

  • Maggie Donohue

    Junior Research Scientist

  • Rosemary Puckett

    Junior Research Scientist

  • Federica Albanese

    Visiting Student

Undergraduates

  • Alex Chong
  • Pierre Ibrahim
  • Sabrina Ankina
  • Michael George Hamilton
  • Jeffry D Zhu

Lab Alumni

  • Eric Norman, University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. 2001); Present position: Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. Consultant, BioHealth Innovation, Rockville, MD
  • Jessica Banko Baylor College of Medicine (Ph.D. 2005); Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine and Director of Research Services, University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Kenneth Kishida, Baylor College of Medicine (Ph.D. 2006); Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Daoying Hu, Baylor College of Medicine (Ph.D. 2006); Present position: Feasibility Manager, Quintiles Pharmaceuticals, Durham, NC
  • Marcia Antion, Baylor College of Medicine (Ph.D. 2007); Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Edda Thiels, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1996; Research Assistant Professor, 1996-2001, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh; Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Program Director, National Science Foundation
  • Lauren Knapp Ph.D. student (2000). Currently Vice President and General Counsel, North Americas Generic IP, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Horsham, PA
  • Joo In Jung New York University (M.S. 2010); Present position: Ph.D. student, University of Florida
  • Kiriana Cowansage, New York University (Ph.D. 2010; co-mentored with Dr. Joseph LeDoux); Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Mimi Trinh, New York University (Ph.D. 2011); Present position: Alliantgroup, Houston, TX Joseph Pick, New York University (Ph.D. 2012); Present position: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry, New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Li Wang, New York University (M.S. 2012); Present position: Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Milad Afrasiabi, New York University (M.S. 2013); Present position: Ph.D. student, Rutgers University
  • Heather Bowling, New York University School of Medicine (Ph.D. 2014; co-mentor with Dr. Moses Chao); Present Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Neural Science, New York University
  • Pedro Herrero, New York University (M.S. 2017); Present position: Ph.D. student, New York University
  • Ulrike Kemmerling, Ph.D. student, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (2004)
  • Pablo Munoz, Ph.D. student, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (2005)
  • Maayan Merhav Ph.D. student, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel (2005)
  • Silvia De Rubeis, Ph.D. student, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (2010)
  • Emily Johansson, Ph.D. student, Instituto De Investigaciones Biomedicas De Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
  • Francesco Longo, Ph.D. student, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (2014-2015)
  • Mauricio Martins Oliveira, Ph.D. student, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017)
  • Edda Thiels, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1996; Research Assistant Professor, 1996-2001, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh; Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Program Director, National Science Foundation
  • Nutan Kolluri, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh; Present position: Research Associate, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Maria Tejada-Simon Ph.D. Instructor 2001-2005, Assistant Professor, 2005-2006, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
  • Faridis Serrano, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow 2001-2006, Instructor, 2006; Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; Present position: Assistant Professor, Congenital Heart Surgery Division, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital
  • Lingfei Hou, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2006, Instructor 2006-2007, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; Assistant Research Scientist 2007, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Research Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Charles Hoeffer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2006, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; Assistant Research Scientist 2006-2010, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Assistant Professor, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Department of Integrated Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Cynthia Massaad, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow 2005-2006, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Valencia College
  • Marianna Muranyi, Assistant Research Scientist 2006-2007, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
  • Itzamarie Chévere-Torres, Assistant Research Scientist 2007-2011, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University
  • Hanoch Kaphzan, Assistant Research Scientist 2007-2011, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Emanuela Santini, Postdoctoral Fellow 2009-2016, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Tao Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2014, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Andrew Varga, Independent Investigator 2012-2016, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Kathryn Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2014, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Associate Editor, Millennium Medical Publishing
  • Kathryn Schierberl, Postdoctoral Fellow 2014, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Medical Writer, BGB Group
  • Aditi Bhattacharya Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2015, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Independent Investigator/Group Leader, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, India
  • Linnaea Ostroff, Independent Investigator 2016-2017, Center for Neural Science, New York University; Present position: Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut
  • Thu Huynh, New York University (Ph.D. 2015); Present position: Postdoctoral fellow, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College