Our Lab Team

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Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurology; Apoptosis; Cell Proliferation

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Current Lab Members


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Hong Li, DPhil

I am interested in studying molecular mechanisms of cortical developmental malformations in neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric diseases. By establishing animal models of human brain disorders and recruiting variety of molecular biology, genetic, morphology as well as transcriptomics methods, I hope my study will facilitate understanding the basics of neuopsychiatric diseases and developing time efficient therapeutic strategies.   

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Yury M. Morozov, PhD

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neurodegenerative Diseases

Many years of experience in
worldwide laboratories (Russia,
France,
Norway
and Hungary)
lend to expertise in the methods of scanning and transmission electron
microscopy including pre- and post-embedding immunolabeling. This also let me
introduce to Yale the method of three-dimensional reconstruction of large cell
fragments such as neuron cell bodies or processes from serial electron
micrographs.

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Brian Grayson Rash, PhD

Research Interests

Anatomy; Brain; Cell Biology; Chemicals and Drugs; Disorders of Environmental Origin; Embryo Research; Embryology; Fetal Research; Genetic Research; Nervous System Malformations; Neurogenesis; Neurosciences; Optogenetics; Stem Cells

My interests in cerebral cortex development emerged from studies of axon guidance of the corpus callosum while a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This work turned into a masters thesis as I began doctoral studies at the University of Chicago in the field of telencephalic patterning. The formation of the mammalian brain is one of the most fascinating subjects in science and I decided to continue this line of research with post-doctoral studies of brain...

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Students


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Jamie Benoit

Graduate Student

Summary of Research and Future Directions: My interest is in how neurons change their connectivity and structure during the "critical period" of development and how this may be applicable to human disorders. Currently, I am investigating the possibility of inducing critical period-like synaptic plasticity in an adult

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Martin H. Dominguez

Md/PhD Student

I am interested in developmental dynamics, i.e. changes to the neural stem cell niche as development proceeds through time. I am interested in neural molecular identity, differentiation, and cell fate restriction in early cortical progenitors. My thesis work focuses on the interactions between both novel and well-established transcriptional regulators in cortex development.

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Staff


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Katherine A Bownes

Department Affairs Coordinator

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Michelle M. Pizzuti

Cerebral Cortex Editorial Assistant

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Former Lab Members

Graduate Students (GS) and Postdoctoral Fellows (PF) in chronological order

Richard Nowakowski, GS, Prof. & Chair, Neurobiology, UFL, Tallahassee
Carla Shatz, PF, Professor & Director, Bio-X, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Ivica Kostovic, PF, Director, Croatian Brain Institute, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pat Levitt, PF, Professor, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, USC, LA, CA
Anthony La Mantia, GS, Prof. & Chair, Neuroscience Inst., GWU, Washington, DC
Nada Zecevic, GS, Professor, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT
Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, PF, Researcher CNRS, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
Rodrigo Kuljis, PF, Prof. & Chair, Neurology, University of Miami,  FL 
Robert Williams, PF, Prof. & Chair, Computational Genomics, UTHSC, Memphis, TN
Douglas Meinecke, PF, Chief, Developmental Neuroscience Program, NIMH, Bethesda, MD
Richard Cameron, PF, Assoc. Professor, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Hitoshi Komuro, PF, Assoc. Professor, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
Eva Anton, PF, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
David Kornack, PF, Assoc. Professor, University of Rochester, NY
Maria Donoghue, PF, Assoc. Professor, GWU,  Washington, DC
Chia-Yi (Alex) Kuan, GS, PF, Associate Professor, UC, Cincinnati, OH
Tarik Haydar, PF, Professor, Boston University, MA
Nenad Sestan, GS, PF, Professor, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Skirmantas Janusonis, PF, Assoc. Professor, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Matthew Sarkisian, PF, Assist. Professor, UFL, Gainesville, FL
Xiu-Xin Liu, PF, Asst. Professor. University of Rochester, NY
Joshua Breunig, GS, PF, Assist. Professor, Cedars-Sinai MC, LA, CA
Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, PF, Assist. Professor, CNMC at GWU, Washington, DC
Masaaki Torii, PF, Assist. Professor, CNMC at GWU, Washington, DC