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



Associate Research Scientist
Email: tc2756@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0323
Project: Human genetic studies aimed at understanding and treating pediatric autoimmune disease
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Azzurra Cottarelli



Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Email: ac4023@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
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) 305-0246
Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood-retina barrier formation and maintenance
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Maryann Platt



Graduate Student
Email: mpp2129@columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: Imaging cellular changes in PANDAS
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Charlotte Wayne



Graduate Student
Email: cw2855@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: Mechanisms of CNS infiltration by immune cells following S. pyogenes infection
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Sanjid Shahriar



Graduate Student
Email: ss4747@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: Investigating the mechanisms of blood brain barrier breakdown and repair in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
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Francesca Garretti



Graduate Student
Email: fg2245@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: Role of T cells in Parkinson's disease pathophysiology
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Nicole Ampatey



Lab Manager / Research Assistant
Email: na2718@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
Project: PANDAS Autoantibodies in the Blood Brain Barrier
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Jason Neal



Neurology Resident
Email: jbn2113@cumc.columbia.edu
Lab Phone: (212) 305-0246
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 Specialist at Invitae Genetics
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Jenna Mazzoni


Former Graduate Student
Current position: Patent agent
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Justin Lengfeld


Former Graduate Student
Current position: Post-doctoral research scientist at University of Minnesota
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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: Post-doctoral research scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutica

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