Lab Alumni

Former Research StaffPosition in LabMoved toNew Position
Saori Shimizu, MD, PhDResearch Associate (2004-2011)Novartis, JapanMedical Director
Giuseppe Bardi, PhDResearch Associate (2005-2006)CNR of Pisa, ItalyResearcher
Former Postdoctoral FellowsPosition in LabMoved toNew Position
Jonathan Pitcher, MD, PhDMD, PhD Graduate Student in Micro-virology and Immunology (2009-2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015)

University of PittsburghMedical Resident
Roberto Wurth, PhD
Visiting Research Scholar (2011-2012)Department of Internal Medicine University of Genoa, ItalyPostdoctoral Fellow
Silvia Burbassi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2010)College de France, ISERM, Paris
Communication Jonctionnelle et Interactions entre Réseaux Neuronaux et Gliaux
Research Staff
Jose Joaquin Merino, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow (2003-2004)Medical College Computense University, MadridResearcher
Muhammad Z. Khan, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow
(2001-2009)

Research Faculty
(2009-2010)

The University of Pennsylvania,
Department of Neurology
Philadelphia
Research Staff
Former Graduate StudentsPosition in LabMoved toNew Position
Erica DallaGraduate Student, Master in Cancer Biology, (2015-2017)Mount Sinai Icahn School of MedicinePhD Graduate Student
Bradley Nash, PhDPhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology & Physiology, (2011-2017) Drexel University College of MedicineAcademic Grant Writer
Matilde HoffmanGraduate Student, Master in Medical Science, (2012-2014)Drexel University College of MedicineMedical Student
Kevin TarnGraduate Student, Master in Medical Science, (2012-2014)Drexel University College of MedicineAcademic Lab Manager
Anna Cook Abt, PhDPhD Graduate Student, Neuroscience, (2008-2013)SciStrategy, PAMedical Writer
Jaclyn Nicolai, PhDPhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology and Physiology, (2006-2010)Wistar Inisitute, Immunology Program, Philadelphia, PAPostdoctoral Fellow
Anjum ParkarGraduate Student, Master in Bioengineering (2006)Merck Laboratories, PAResearch Technician
Jeegar Patel, PhDPhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology and Physiology – NRSA/NIDA Fellow (2006)Abbott LaboratoriesScientist
Rajarshi Sengupta, PhDPhD Graduate Student, Neuroscience, (2005-2009)Washington University in St. Louis, Department of PediatricsPostdoctoral Fellow
Randi HippensteelGraduate Student, Master in Neuroscience, (2005-2008)Centocor, PAAssociate Scientist
Nha NuyngGraduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2004)University of Illinois Medical SchoolMedical Student
Sanjay MaraboynaGraduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2003)Ohio State Medical SchoolMedical Student
Engy HannaGraduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2002)Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; subsequently accepted into the NIH one-year off program for physiciansMedical Student
Former Undergraduate StudentsPosition in LabMoved toNew Position
Eda AtmacaUndergraduate Student, Summer (2015)San Francisco State UniversityGraduate Student
Chihyang (Matt) LinUndergraduate Student, (2014-2016)Drexel University College of MedicineMedical Student
Sheila KaushikUndergraduate Research Student, Summer, (2013)Drexel UniversityCompleting Bachelor’s Degree
Juhi MotianiUndergraduate Research Student, Summer, (2013)Drexel UniversityCompleting Bachelor’s Degree
Rachel HanUndergraduate Research Student, (2012)University of PennsylvaniaEnrolled in Health Sciences Graduate Program
My-Thao LeUndergraduate Student, Philadelphia Central High School, Gifted Student Program, (2003-2005)University of the Sciences in PhiladelphiaGraduate Student
Danielle ResueUndergraduate Student, SURF program, (2001-2002)Albany Medical College, NYPhD Graduate Student
FORMER RESEARCH STAFF
Saori Shimizu, MD, PhD
Position in Lab
Research Associate (2004-2011)

Moved to
Novartis, Japan
New Position
Medical Director

Giuseppe Bardi, PhD
Position in Lab
Research Associate (2005-2006)

Moved to
CNR of Pisa, Italy

New Position
Researcher

FORMER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Jonathan Pitcher, MD, PhD
Position in Lab
MD, PhD Graduate Student in Micro-virology and Immunology
(2009-2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2015)

Moved to
University of Pittsburgh

New Position
Medical Resident
Roberto Wurth, PhD
Position in Lab
Visiting Research Scholar
(2011-2012)

Moved to
Department of Internal Medicine University of Genoa, Italy

New Position
Postdoctoral Fellow

Silvia Burbassi, PhD
Position in Lab
Postdoctoral Fellow
(2006-2010)
Moved to
College de France, ISERM, Paris
Communication Jonctionnelle et Interactions entre Réseaux Neuronaux et Gliaux
New Position
Research Staff
Jose Joaquin Merino, PhD
Position in Lab
Postdoctoral Fellow
(2003-2004)
Moved to
Medical College Computense University, Madrid
New Position
Researcher
Muhammad Z. Khan, PhD
Position in Lab
Postdoctoral Fellow
(2001-2009)

Research Faculty
(2009-2010)

Moved to
The University of Pennsylvania,
Department of Neurology
Philadelphia
New Position
Research Staff
FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS
Erica Dalla
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master in Cancer Biology, (2015-2017)
Moved to
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
New Position
PhD Graduate Student
Bradley Nash, PhD
Position in Lab
PhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology & Physiology, (2011-2017)
Moved to
Drexel University College of Medicine
New Position
Academic Grant Writer
Matilde Hoffman
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master in Medical Science, (2012-2014)
Moved to
Drexel University College of Medicine
New Position
Medical Student
Kevin Tarn
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master in Medical Science, (2012-2014)
Moved to
Drexel University College of Medicine
New Position
Academic Lab Manager
Anna Cook Abt, PhD
Position in Lab
PhD Graduate Student, Neuroscience, (2008-2013)
Moved to
SciStrategy, PA
New Position
Medical Writer
Jaclyn Nicolai, PhD
Position in Lab
PhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology and Physiology, (2006-2010)
Moved to
Wistar Inisitute, Immunology Program, Philadelphia, PA
New Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anjum Parkar
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master in Bioengineering (2006)
Moved to
Merck Laboratories, PA
New Position
Research Technician
Jeegar Patel, PhD
Position in Lab
PhD Graduate Student, Pharmacology and Physiology – NRSA/NIDA Fellow (2006)

Moved to
Abbott Laboratories
New Position
Scientist
Rajarshi Sengupta, PhD

Position in Lab
PhD Graduate Student, Neuroscience, (2005-2009)
Moved to
Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Pediatrics
New Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Randi Hippensteel
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master in Neuroscience, (2005-2008)
Moved to
Centocor, PA
New Position
Associate Scientist
Nha Nuyng
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2004)
Moved to
University of Illinois Medical School
New Position
Medical Student
Sanjay Maraboyna
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2003)
Moved to
Ohio State Medical School
New Position
Medical Student
Engy Hanna
Position in Lab
Graduate Student, Master of Medical Science, (2002)
Moved to
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; subsequently accepted into the NIH one-year off program for physicians

New Position
Medical Student
FORMER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Eda Atmaca
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Student, Summer (2015)
Moved to
San Francisco State University
New Position
Graduate Student
Chihyang (Matt) Lin
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Student, (2014-2016)
Moved to
Drexel University College of Medicine
New Position
Medical Student
Sheila Kaushik
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Research Student, Summer, (2013)
Moved to
Drexel University
New Position
Completing Bachelor’s Degree
Juhi Motiani
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Research Student, Summer, (2013)
Moved to
Drexel University
New Position
Completing Bachelor’s Degree
Rachel Han
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Research Student, (2012)
Moved to
University of Pennsylvania
New Position
Enrolled in Health Sciences Graduate Program
My-Thao Le
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Student, Philadelphia Central High School, Gifted Student Program, (2003-2005)
Moved to
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
New Position
Graduate Student
Danielle Resue
Position in Lab
Undergraduate Student, SURF program, (2001-2002)
Moved to
Albany Medical College, NY
New Position
PhD Graduate Student