Alumni

Qian Cai, MD, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2006-2011; Awarded NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
Present Position: Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Sunit Das, MD
HHMI Fellow: 2000-2003: Awarded HHMI-NIH Research Scholarship; NINDS Competitive Fellowship
Present Position: Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada

Jian-Sheng Kang, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2004-2009
Present Position: Professor and Head of the laboratory of Mitochondrial Function and Neurodegenerative and Metabolic Diseases , The first affiliated hospital, Zhengzhou University, China

Milan Chheda, MD
HHMI Fellow: 1998-1999
Present Position: Associate Professor with tenure, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Washington University

Judit Boczán, MD, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2001-2003
Present Position: Department of Neurology, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Qingning Su, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 1998-2003
Present Position: Professor, Department of Biotechnology, ShenZhen University, China

Pingyue Pan, PhD
Graduate Student: 2005-2009 (Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Shanghai JiaoTong University)
Present Position: Assistant Professor at Rutgers University Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Huan Ma, PhD
Graduate Student: 2004-2009 (Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Shanghai JiaoTong University)
Present Position: Professor, Department of Physiology, Institute of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China 

Haifa Qiao, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2009-2011
Present Position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, The Florida State University College of Medicine

Miriam A. Leenders, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2001-2008; Awarded NINDS Competitive Fellowship
Present Position: Program Director of the NINDS Extramural Program, NIH

Guifang Lao, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 1997-2000
Present Position: Healthy Scientist Administrator and Program Officer of the NIDA Extramural Program, NIH

Claudia Gerwin
Biologist: 1999-2010
Present Position: Program Officer, Division of Veterinary Research, NIH

Jin-Hua Tian, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2000-2006; Awarded NINDS Competitive Fellowship

Ruth Pek Sim Chia, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2009-2011
Present Position: Staff Scientist, NIA, NIH

Shiwei Wang, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2010-2012
Present Position: Research Fellow, Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Australia

Yanmin Chen, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2006-2014; Awarded NINDS Competitive Fellowship
Present Position: Senior Analyst, GeneDx, Maryland

Jerome Di Giovanni, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2009-2015
Present Position: Scientist, Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer, Ignite Social Impact

Natalia Morsci, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2012-2015
Present Position: Lecturer, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Karen Shih, MD
HHMI Fellow: 2001-2002; Awarded HHMI-NIH Research Scholarship
Present Position: Ophthalmologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale, CA,

Philip Zald, MD
HHMI Fellow: 2002-2003; Awarded HHMI-NIH Research Scholarship
Present position: Otolaryngologist, Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

Hesham M. Zakaria, MD
HHMI Fellow: 2010-2012; Awarded HHMI-NIH Research Scholarship
Present Position: Neurosurgery

Jacob Zyskind
PostBac Fellow: 2006-2008
Present Position: Lead Analyst, GeneDx, Maryland 

Anthony Simone
PostBac Fellow: 2008-2010

Matthew Davis
PostBac Fellow: 2010-2012
Present Position: Medical student, George Washington University Medical School.

Li Lu, PhD
Graduate Student: 2004-2007 (Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Shanghai JiaoTong University)
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary, Canada

Yi-Bing Zhu, PhD
Graduate Student: 2007-2010 (Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Shanghai JiaoTong University)

Adam Knight, PhD
Graduate Student: 2011-2015 (The Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Cambridge UK)
Present Position: Founder and CBO, Neuron23, Inc.

Bing Zhou, PhD
Graduate Student: 2006-2010 (The Joint Ph.D. Program of NIH-Shanghai JiaoTong University) 
Postdoc Fellow: 2011-2016
Present Position: Professor and Principal Investigator, Baihang University, China 

Tamar Farfel-Becker, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2014-2018
Present Position: Scientific Analyst at aMoon Fund. 

Sean Cuddy, BS 
PostBac Fellow: 2015-2018
Present Position: Graduate student, Neuroscience Program of University of Virginia.

Mei-Yao Lin, PhD
Postdoc Fellow: 2012-2018
Present Position: Senior Scientist at Neuron23, Inc.

Parry Mendapara, BS 
PostBac Fellow: 2016-2017
Present Position: Medical student, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

Chang Chen, PhD  
Visiting Professor: 2017-2018
Present Position: Professor and Principal Investigator, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science  

Francesca LiCausi, BS 
PostBac Fellow: 2019-2020
Present Position: Graduate student, Neuroscience Program,  Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Aasma Hossain, BS 
PostBac Fellow: 2019-2021
Present Position: Medical student, University of Michigan School of Medicine.

Yuanyi Dai, BS 
Visiting PhD Student: 2018-2021
Present Position: PhD Student, Peking University School of Life Sciences.