Lab Members

Dritan Agalliu



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

Tyler Cutforth



Associate Research Scientist
Email: tc2756@cumc.columbia.edu
Office Phone: (212) 305-0430
Project: Human genetic studies aimed at understanding and treating pediatric autoimmune disease

Michael Glendinning



Lab Manager / Technician
Email: mdg2164@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: Human genetic studies aimed at understanding and treating pediatric autoimmune disease
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Azzurra Cottarelli



Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Email: ac4023@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in ischemic stroke
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Saptarshi Biswas



Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Email: sb4082@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood-retina barrier formation and maintenance

Charlotte Wayne



Graduate Student
Email: cw2855@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of CNS infiltration by immune cells following S. pyogenes infection

Sanjid Shahriar



Graduate Student
Email: ss4747@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier breakdown and repair in EAE

Connor Monahan



Graduate Student
Email: cm3895@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Role of T cells in Parkinson's disease pathophysiology

Mary Claire Tuohy



Graduate Student
Email: mt3314@cumc.columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in ischemic stroke

Panos Arvanitis



Masters Student
Email: pa2477@columbia.edu
Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood-retina barrier formation and maintenance

Sarah Ho



Undergraduate Researcher
Email: sh3469@columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of CNS infiltration by immune cells following S. pyogenes infection

Grace Prochilo



Undergraduate Researcher
Email: gp2579@columbia.edu
Project: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier breakdown and repair in EAE

 

Former lab members

Francesca Garretti


Former position: Graduate Student
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jason Neal


Former position: Neurology Fellow

Maryann Platt


Former position: Graduate Student
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at J. Craig Venter Institute

Nicole Ampatey


Former position: Lab Manager / Technician
Current position: Medical Student at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Sarah Chaudhry


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Claudiu Diaconu


Former position: Neurology Resident

Sarah Lutz


Former position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Current position: Assistant Professor at Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Claire Choi


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Julian Robert Smith


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

Jenna Mazzoni


Former position: Graduate student
Current position: Patent Agent

Erica Smith


Former position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Current position: Clinical Genomics Specialist at Invitae Genetics

Justin Lengfeld


Former position: Graduate Student
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at University of Minnesota

Martin Hsu


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

Daniel Knowland


Former position: Lab Manager / Technician
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutica

Sigal Kofman


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Fernanda Vanessa Pacheco


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Alvina Le


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Bernardo Ceja


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Scarlet Reyes


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher

Luke Adea


Former position: Undergraduate Researcher