PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR   Eric Klann, Principal Investigator Eric hails from Pittsburgh. He did his pre-doctoral degree at the  Gannon University, PA, followed his PhD at Virginia Commonwealth University. His post-doctoral work focused on mechanisms of learning and memory at Baylor College of Medicine, TX. More…             Andrew Varga, Independent Investigator BA Biochemistry, Rice University, USA.PhD, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA.MD, New York Medical College, NY, USA. Fellow, Sleep Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, NY, USA. Andrew aims to explore the interplay of sleep, plasticity and protein synthesis.   Emanuela Santini,Assistant Research Scientist es154 MSc ,Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche , Italy.PhD, Karolinska Institut, Sweden.     Emanuela is interested in dysregulated cap-dependent translation initiation in autism Heather Bowling, Post-doctoral Fellow BA Neuroscience, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA. PhD NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA.     Heather is involved in understanding proteomic profiles in neuronal systems in  health  and diseases  
Thu Hunyh, Pre-doctoral Fellow BS Molecular and Cellular Biology; Chemistry, University of Arizona, USA.     Thu is studying the role of the mTORC1 pathway in fear memory consolidation, reconsolidation.     Prerana Shreshtha, Post-doctoral Fellowprerana sf 2013 BS, Bates College, Lewiston, USA. PhD, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.
Prerana is interested in cell type specific role of translation in memory
    Anna Vorobyeva, Post-doctoral Fellow
   BA Arcadia University, Philadelphia, USA. PhD Drexel University, Philadelphia ,  USA.   Investigating cellular and molecular mechanism of how specific mutations in eIF2a kinases regulate    synaptic plasticity and behavior in autism.
Longo FrancescoFrancesco Longo, Post-doctoral Fellow
MSc University of Ferrara, Italy. PhD University of Ferrara - Institute for Higher Studies.
  Francesco is interested in understanding the synaptic and behavioral abnormalities associated with autism spectrum disorder, with particular attention to striatal dysfunction in fragile X syndrome model mice.  
IMG_20160103_134142 Sameer Aryal, Pre-doctoral Fellow BA Biology and Economics, Williams College, MA. Sameer uses systems approaches to investigate translational control.      ilona Ilona Kats, Pre-doctoral Fellow BA Neuroscience, Pomona College, CA.

Ilona is interested in the molecular mechanism of cap-dependent translation initiation in autism and synaptic plasticity

    RESEARCH TECHNICIANS Nickie Zeak (L) and Maggie Dorsey (R)           rPuckettRosemary Puckett BA, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN MS, Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL     Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 21.27.25 Yasemin Eren           UNDERGRADUATE TRAINEES   Derek Lin Derek Lin         Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 3.48.53 PM Tinley Chen         mark_k Mark Khoury         LAB ALUMNI  Aditi Bhattacharya, Tao Ma, Joseph E Pick, Hanoch Kaphzan, Mimi A. Trinh, Areum Kang, Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, Charles A. Hoeffer, Kiriana Cowansage