Lab Members

 

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Dritan Agalliu

Principal Investigator
Email: da191@columbia.edu
Office Phone: (212) 305-0323

Tyler Cutforth

Assistant Researcher
Email: tc2756@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of mouse models as well as human genetic studies aimed at understanding and treating pediatric autoimmune disease, with a focus on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS/PANS).

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Sarah Lutz

Post-doctoral Researcher
Email: selutz@uci.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Imaging changes in barrier function using in vitro and in vivo models of neuroinflammation

Azzurra Cottarelli

Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Email: ac4023@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project:

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Jenna Mazzoni

Graduate Student
Email: jm433@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: APCDD1 in retinal angiogenesis and BBB development

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Justin Lengfeld

Graduate Student
Email: jlengfel@uci.edu
Lab Phone: (949) 824-2630
Project: Wnt signaling in MS

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Maryann Platt

Graduate Student
Email: mpp2129@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Imaging cellular changes in PANDAS

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Julian Robert Smith

Lab Manager / Technician
Email: julianrs@uci.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Multiple Sclerosis

Fernanda Vanessa Pacheco

Undergraduate Student
Email: fvp2101@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: 

Former Lab Members

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Erica Smith

Former Post-doctoral Researcher. Current position: Scientist, Ambry Genetics.
Project: Biochemical, synaptic, and behavioral changes that occur in PANDAS

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Daniel Knowland

Former Lab Manager, Graduate Student in Neuroscience at UCSD
Email: dknowlan@ucsd.edu
Project: Stroke, PANDAS

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Martin Hsu

Former Lab Manager. Graduate Student in Neuroscience at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Email: mhsu5@uci.edu
Project: Stroke and PANDAS

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Alvina Le

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: alvinapl@uci.edu
Lab Phone: (949) 824-2630
Project: Multiple Sclerosis

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Cameron Scott

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: cfscott@uci.edu
Project: Wnt signaling in MS

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Bernardo Ceja

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: bceja@uci.edu
Project: APCDD1 in retinal angiogenesis and BBB development

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Scarlet Reyes

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: scarler@uci.edu
Project: Stroke, PANDAS

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Luke Adea

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: ladea@uci.edu
Project: PANDAS: focus on T cell effects on neurons

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Sigal Kofman

Undergraduate Researcher
Email: skofman@uci.edu
Project: Role of Wnt in endothelial tight junctions in Multiple Sclerosis