August 1, 2022

Aomeng and Kaitao join the Agalliu Lab

The lab is thrilled to welcome Aomeng Cui, an MD/PhD student in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Sciences, and new lab manager Kaitao Zhao.

July 17, 2022

Uğur wins Young Investigator Award

June 15, 2022

Charlotte defends her PhD on changes to BBB and microglia after S. pyogenes infections

December 6, 2021

Sanjid defends his PhD on neoangiogenesis in multiple sclerosis

October 19, 2021

Michael recognized for outstanding presentation at ANA2021

Michael’s work on analysis of COVID-19 brain autopsies was recognized with a Poster Tour Award, given to top scoring presentations at the 146th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association. The data presented was drawn from a paper published earlier in the year in the journal Brain.

July 1, 2021

Agalliu Lab celebrates 10-year anniversary

June 9, 2021

Charlotte presents on S. pyogenes and the BBB at the Keystone Symposium on Neuroimmune Interactions

Charlotte was invited to give a short talk on transcriptional changes in microglia and endothelial cells in post-infectious basal ganglia encephalitis during the “Impact of Peripheral Signals & the Gut-Brain Axis” session of the Neuroimmune Interactions in Health and Disease eSymposium.

March 23, 2021

New paper profiles pathology in COVID-19 postmortem brains

Lab manager Michael Glendinning co-first-authored the study, which analyzed brains from 41 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections who died and underwent autopsy at CUIMC.

For more information, check out a preprint of the study and a recording of Dritan’s presentation at Columbia’s Virtual COVID-19 Symposium from January.

A microglial nodule in the brainstem of a COVID-19 patient.

February 16, 2021

Collaboration raises questions about hPSC BBB model

A new paper in collaboration with labs at Weill Cornell was featured by The Scientist and Columbia News.

October 12, 2020

Francesca successfully defends her PhD

Dr. Francesca Garretti’s next project will be studying Alzheimer’s Disease as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Alison Goate at Mount Sinai.

September 25, 2020

Grad students Connor & Mary Claire join the Agalliu Lab

The lab is delighted to welcome two new members. Connor Monahan is a PhD student in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular & Biomedical Sciences, and will be co-mentored in the lab of Dr. David Sulzer. Mary Claire Tuohy is an MD/PhD student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program, and will be co-mentored in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Hillman.

September 2, 2020

Azzurra’s paper makes the cover of Development

May 12, 2020

Dritan receives the Doctor Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award in Basic Sciences at VP&S graduation ceremony

April 21, 2020

Dritan receives tenure and promotion to Associate Professor

February 27, 2020

Sanjid presents on neoangiogenesis in EAE at the ACTRIMS Forum in Palm Beach, FL