Verónica Martínez Cerdeño

Associate Professor

Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine

MIND Institute

Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of California, Davis

My goal is to determine the etiology and the pathology of some forms of autism. I am also interested in the role of stem cells in the development, evolution, and pathogenesis of the cerebral cortex.

Rosalia Perez

Lab manager

University of California, Davis

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Sarwat Amina

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California, Davis

My goal is to study the cellular pathophysiology that contribute to the alterations in function of GABAergic system in autistic brain.

Carmen Falcone

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California, Davis

I am interested in the study of cerebral cortex evolution, with particular attention to astrocyte complexity across different species.

Kayla Horton Sparks

Graduate Student

Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group

University of California, Davis

My interests include the further understanding of autism spectrum disorder pathogenesis, as well as the development of cell therapeutics as a means to ameliorate neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

Tiffany Hong

Graduate Student

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Group

University of California, Davis

I am interested in studying alterations of the cerebral cortex that characterize neurological pathologies like autism spectrum disorder.

Vanessa Hull

Graduate Student

University of California, Davis

My research interests center on the field of regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Marisol Wolf-Ochoa

Graduate Student

University of California, Davis

I am interested in neurological pathology and the evolution of the cerebral cortex.

Maryam Kargar

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California, Davis

My research interest is on neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment disorders with an emphasis on the further understanding of their pathology and pathogenesis.

Xiaohui "Kris" Chen

Undergraduate Student

University of California, Davis

I am interested in pathology of diseases, also in development and functions of cerebral cortex.

Natalie-Ya Mevises

Undergraduate Student

University of California, Davis


FORMER LAB MEMBERS


Jeanelle Ariza

Former Lab Manager / Research Assistant

University of California, Davis

My specialty are histological and immunohistochemical techniques in animal and human tissue. My goal is to explore and develop novel techniques to study the histology and anatomy of the brain.

Angela Monterrubio

Former Graduate Student

University of California, Davis

I am interested in discovering and implementing novel gene-based therapeutics for use in ameliorating degenerative diseases.

Bride (Rob) Hammerstad (Nadereh)

Former Graduate (Master) Student

University of California, Davis

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Jasmin Camacho

Former Lab Manager/ Research Assistant

Current position: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Current affiliation: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Ashley McDonough

Former Graduate Student

Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Current affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Washington

Elaine Miller

Former Research Assistant

Current position: Graduate Student

Current Affiliation: The George Washington University

Raymond Ikeda

Former Research Assistant

University of California, Davis

My interests include Neurodevelopment and Clinical Laboratory Science.

Hailee Rogers

Former Research Assistant

University of California, Davis

My main research interest is on neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment disorders.

Ezzat Hashemi (Nadereh)

Former Graduate Student

Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Current affiliation: Stanford University

I am interested in the microanatomy and cell architecture of the prefrontal cortex in neurodegeneration and neurodevelopment with an emphasis in autism.


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