Lab Members

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Dritan Agalliu


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


Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Email: ac4023@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Mechanisms of Blood Brain Barrier dysfunction in ischemic stroke
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Saptarshi Biswas


Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Email: sb4082@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: The role of canonical Wnt inhibitor Apcdd1 in blood-retinal barrier (BRB) formation
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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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Charlotte Wayne


Graduate Student
Email: cw2855@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Changes to the basal ganglia in PANDAS
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Sanjid Shahriar


Graduate Student
Email: ss4747@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: APCDD1 in retinal angiogenesis and BBB development
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Francesca Garretti


Graduate Student
Email: fg2245@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Role of T cells in Parkinson's disease pathophysiology
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Nicole Ampatey


Lab Manager / Technician
Email: na2718@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: PANDAS Autoantibodies in the Blood Brain Barrier
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Jason Neal


Neurology Resident
Email: jbn2113@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Exploring the cellular mechanisms underlying blood brain barrier dysfunction in ischemic-reperfusion injury during stroke

Former lab members

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Sarah Lutz


Former Post-doctoral researcher
Current position: Assistant Professor at Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
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Erica Smith


Former Post-doctoral researcher
Current position: Clinical Genomics Scientist, Ambry Genetics, CA
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Jenna Mazzoni


Former Graduate Student
Current position:
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Justin Lengfeld


Former Graduate Student
Current position: Senior Consultant at Dymedex, Minneapolis MN
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Julian Robert Smith


Former Lab Manager / Technician
Current position: Graduate student in Immunology at University of Washington, Seattle WA
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Martin Hsu


Former Lab Manager
Current position: Graduate Student in Neuroscience at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
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Daniel Knowland


Former Lab Manager
Current position: Graduate Student in Neuroscience at UCSD, CA

Claudiu Diaconu


Neurology Resident

Claire Choi


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Sigal Kofman


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Fernanda Vanessa Pacheco


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Alvina Le


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Bernardo Ceja


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Scarlet Reyes


Former Undergraduate Researcher

Luke Adea


Former Undergraduate Researcher