Maria Lehtinen, Principal investigator
PhD - Harvard University
BA - University of Pennsylvania
Research interest: Investigating mechanisms regulating development and neurologic disease, with a specific focus on cerebrospinal fluid-based signaling in the nervous system.
Hobbies: Music (piano and violin)
Kevin Chau, Graduate student
BS - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Research interest: Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms regulating progenitor cells during early forebrain development.
Hobbies: Travel, restaurants, outdoors
Neil Dani, Postdoctoral fellow
PhD - Vanderbilt University
MS - New York Medical College
BS - University of Rochester
Research Interest: Functional development of the choroid plexus. Choroid plexus-mediated mechanisms regulating embryonic brain development.
Hobbies: Percussion instruments
Rocio del Cid, undergraduate student
Currently at UC-Santa Cruz
Research interests: Regulation of choroid plexus gene expression and CSF production
Hobbies: Cooking, martial arts
Joshua Head, Research Assistant
BS - Emmanuel College
Research Interest: CSF production and regulation by the choroid plexus
Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, and music
Ahram Jang, Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD - Seoul National University
BS - Sookmyung Women's University
Research interest: Regionalization of the choroid plexus and CSF.
Hobbies: Music, playing flute
Morgan Shannon, Research Assistant
BS - Davidson College
Research interest: CSF-based regulation of cortical development
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, traveling
|| Hillary Mullan was Research Assistant in the lab, currently medical student at UMass Medical School.
|| Erin Fonseca was co-op student in the lab, currently finishing undergraduate degree at Northeastern University.
|| Melody Lun was PhD student in the lab, currently finishing MD in Boston University MD/PhD program.
|| Tais Adelita was a visiting PhD student in the lab and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the HiFo / Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich.
|| Mark Springel was a research assistant in the lab and is currently a PhD student at Harvard University.
|| Hye-yeon Park was a Harvard University MA student in the lab and is currently a scientist at Novartis.
|| Salih Topal was a MA student from University of Strasbourg in the lab and is currently a PhD student at UMass-Worcester.
|| Vivian Ho was a Northeastern University undergraduate student in the lab and is currently an MA student at Simmons College.
|| Alexandra Malesz was a research assistant in the lab and is currently an MSc student at Boston University.
|| Alexandra Stough was a Bucknell University undergraduate student in the lab and is currently an MD student at Temple University School of Medicine.
PhD Rotation Students
Emily Messelaar (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) 2016
Fred Shipley (Biophysics Program) 2016
Chester Chia (Program in Neuroscience) 2014
Michka Sharpe (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) 2014
Hye-yeon Park (Program in Neuroscience) 2013
Viviana Salinas-Rios (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) 2012
Kevin Chau (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) 2012