Neuroscience Graduate Students

 

Brenda Abdelmesih

 

Autry Lab
Kennedy Center 301
Tel: 718.430.8617
Fax: 718.430.8821

babdelme@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Neural circuitry of parenting.

 

 

Amir Aschner

 

Kohn Lab
Kennedy Center 822
Tel: 718.430.2418
Fax: 718.430.8821

aaschner@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I study sensory processing, specifically adaptation - how recent sensory experience affects neuronal responses to current/subsequent inputs, and the implications of these changes in neuronal responses on sensory encoding.

 

 

Rayna Birnbaum 

 

Sharp Lab
Ullman 223
Tel: 718.430.3463
Fax:

rbirnba2@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Kelin Brace

 

Sussman Lab
Kennedy Center 210
Tel: 718.430.3313
Fax: 718.430.8821

kelin.brace@med.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: My thesis work is focused on how humans process sounds in complex auditory environments, and specifically how task demands affect this processing.

 

 

Abigail Carbonell 

 

Jordan Lab
Kennedy Center 825
Tel: 718.430.2619
Fax: 718.430.8821

abigail.carbonell@med.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Ilaria Carta

 

Autry Lab
Kennedy Center 301
Tel: 718.430.8617
Fax: 718.430.8821

carta@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Neural circuits of social and parental behavior, role of neuroendocrine cells in parenting, circuit plasticity.  

 

 

Noelie Cayla

 

Khodakhah Lab
Kennedy Center 501
Tel: 718.430.3795
Fax: 718.430.8821

noelie.cayla@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: Cerebellar Modulation of Feeding Behaviors.

 

 

Charles M Crouse

 

Nicola Lab
Ullman 103
Tel: 
Fax: 718.430.2865

ccrouse1@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Reward prediction error, dopamine, learning and behavior.

 

 

Aida Davilla 

 

Kohn Lab
Kennedy Center 821
Tel: 718.430.2418
Fax: 718.430.8821

adavila@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Eliezyer F. de Oliveira

 

Sjulson Lab
Kennedy Center 227
Tel:
Fax: 718.430.8821

edeolive@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Neural basis of motivated behavior.

 

 

Ilana Deyneko

 

Jordan/Molholm Labs
Kennedy Center 825 / Van Etten 1C-3E
Tel: 718.430.2619 / 718.862.1859
Fax: 718.430.8821 / 718.862.1807
ilana.deyneko@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Maria Frechou 

 

Goncalves Lab
Kennedy Center 236
Tel: 718.430.8725
Fax: 718.430.8821

mfrechou@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Jenna Freund

 

Buelow Lab
Ullmann 709
Tel: 718.430.3622
Fax: 718.430.8778

jenna.freund@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: Genetic mechanisms of dendrite patterning in C. elegans  

 

 

Basia Galinski

 

Daniel Weiser / Hebert Lab 
Ullmann 813
Tel: 
Fax:

galinski@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Neuroblastoma, Novel Therapeutic Strategies.

 

 

Sarah Goebel

 

Francesconi Lab / Verselis Lab
Kennedy Center 706
Tel: 718.430.2258
Fax: 718.430.8821

sarah.goebel@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: Role of dysregulated lipid raft proteins in the molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathology of Fmr1 KO mouse, model of Fragile X Syndrome; impact of cholinergic system on Fmr1 KO disease mechanism.

 

 

Marta Gronska-Peski

 

Hebert Lab
Kennedy Center 230
Tel: 718.430.3493
Fax: 718.430.8821

marta.gronska@phd.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Cortical cell replacement.

 

 

Hayden Hatch

 

Secombe Lab
Ullmann 809
Tel: 718.430.2529
Fax: 718.430.8778

hayden.hatch@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: My research focusses on the KDM5 family of transcriptional regulators, mutations in which account for 1-3% of inherited Intellectual Disability (ID) ranging from mild to severe. In particular, I am interested in understanding how KDM5 contributes to neuronal, transcriptional, and behavioral outputs that influence cognition, and how these are altered by mutations associated with ID.

 

 

Shivani Kharod

 

Castillo/Singer Labs
Kennedy Center 701 / Golding 601
Tel: 718.430.3262 / 718.862.8598
Fax: 718.430.8821
shivani.kharod@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: Molecular mechanisms of plasticity underlying learning and memory in the hippocampus. 

 

 

Garrett Lee

 

Buelow Lab
Ullmann 709
Tel: 718.430.3622
Fax: 718.430.8778

glee2@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I am studying an instance of synaptic asymmetry in C. elegans.  

 

 

Pablo Lituma 

 

Castillo Lab
Kennedy Center 701
Tel: 718.430.3262
Fax: 718.430.8821

pablo.lituma@phd.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Stefano Lutzu 

 

Castillo Lab
Kennedy Center 701
Tel: 718.430.3262
Fax: 718.430.8821

stefano.lutzu@einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Kelsey McDermott 

 

Goncalves Lab
Kennedy Center 230
Tel: 718.430.8725
Fax: 718.430.8821

kmcdermo@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: adult neurogenesis, dendritic development, neuron-glia interactions. 

 

 

Mahfuzur Miah 

 

Aschner Lab
Forchheimer 209
Tel: 718.430.2317
Fax:

mahfuzur.miah@phd.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Hannah Monday

 

Castillo Lab
Kennedy Center 703
Tel: 718.430.3262
Fax: 718.430.8821

monday@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Molecular mechanisms of experience- and activity-dependent changes in neurotransmitter release and presynaptic structure.

 

 

Kristin Palarz

 

Khodakhah Lab
Kennedy Center 501
Tel: 718.430.3795
Fax: 718.430.8821

palarz@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Cerebellar physiology and function; Motor coordination and movement disorders; ataxia; Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3; serotonergic modulation of cerebellar circuitry in health and disease.

 

 

Morgan Porch 

 

Zukin Lab
Kennedy Center 610
Tel: 718.430.2160
Fax: 718.430.8821

morgan.porch@phd.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Synaptic plasticity and cognition.

 

 

Alexandra Quezada

 

Hebert Lab
Kennedy Center 230
Tel: 718.430.3493
Fax: 718.430.8821

aquezad1@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Cortical development, cell replacement therapy.

 

 

Maisha Rahman

 

Buelow Lab
Ullmann 709
Tel: 718.430.3622
Fax: 718.430.8778

mrahman1@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: genetics of dendrite development; N-glycosylation; C. elegans dendrite morphology.

 

 

Czarina Ramos

 

Castillo Lab
Kennedy 701
Tel: 718.430.3262
Fax: 718.430.8821

czarina.ramos@einsteinmed.org 

Areas of research: Mechanisms of plasticity underlying learning and memory in the hippocampus.

 

 

Jacob Ratliff

 

Batista-Brito Lab
Kennedy Center 203
Tel: 718.430.8287
Fax: 718.430.8821

jratliff@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I am interested in understanding the role of cortical inhibitory neurons in regulating cortical states using a combination of in vivo and genetic techniques.

 

 

Cindy Reyes 

 

Nicola Lab
Forchheimer 103
Tel: 718.430.2667
Fax:

cindy.reyes@phd.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Francisco Rivera

 

Francesconi Lab
Kennedy Center 706
Tel:
Fax: 718.430.8821

frivera1@einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Stacy Roudabush 

 

Zukin Lab
Kennedy Center 610
Tel: 718.430.2160
Fax: 718.430.8821

sroudabu@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Neurodevelopment, molecular biology, intellectual disabilities. 

 

 

Victoria Sedwick

 

Autry Lab
Kennedy Center 301
Tel: 718.430.2370
Fax: 718.430.8821

vsedwick@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: Elucidating functional mechanisms and behavioral circuitry of infant-directed aggression and parenting behaviors in mice. 

 

 

Keanu Shadron

 

Pena Lab
Kennedy Center 529
Tel: 718.430.4092
Fax: 718.430.8821

kshadro1@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I am interested in how the brain encodes long term sensory statistics. Our lab studies this using the sound localization behavior of barn owls. 

 

 

Seydanur Tikir

 

Molholm Lab
Van Etten 1C-11
Tel: 718.862.1895
Fax: 718.862.1807

stikir@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I investigate neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders with a focus on predictive processing, using electrophysiological recordings (EEG), pupillometry, computational modeling, clinical tools, and binocular rivalry.

 

 

Meera Trivedi 

 

Buelow Lab
Ullman 709
Tel: 718.430.3622
Fax:

mtrivedi@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research:  

 

 

Claire Ward

 

Batista-Brito Lab
Kennedy Center 203
Tel: 718.430.8287
Fax: 718.430.8821

ceward@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: I am interrogating how disruptions to the development of inhibitory interneurons, such as those caused by mutations underlying neurodevelopmental disorders, can disrupt cortical processing.

 

 

Hui Yang

 

Singer Lab
Golding 601
Tel: 718.430.8648
Fax: 718.430.8697

hyang1@mail.einstein.yu.edu 

Areas of research: "What drives us to eat?" -- neural control of feeding and other energy-sensitive innate behaviors.