Our Lab Team

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Pasko Rakic

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Department Chair, Neurobiology

Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Current Lab Members


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Albert Ayoub

Biography

Brain development; Neurogenetics; Neuronal migration; Neurogenesis; Developmental brain disorders; Brain Evolution

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Yury Morozov

Biography

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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Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Brian Rash

Research Interests

Anatomy; Disorders of Environmental Origin; Nervous System Malformations; Neurosciences; Embryo Research; Fetal Research; Genetic Research; Chemicals and Drugs

Students


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Jamie Benoit

Graduate Student

Biography

 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 Dominguez

Md/PhD Student

Biography

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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Jose Andrade

Systems Programmer

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Katherine Bownes

Coordinator

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Marianne Horn

Research Associate

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Mariamma Pappy

Research Associate

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Michelle Pizzuti

Cerebral Cortex Editorial Assistant

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