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Former Neuroregeneration Laboratories (NRL) and Center for Neuroregeneration Research (CNR) Staff: Where are they now?

Post Doctoral and Research Fellows

Gaynor Smith, Ph.D.
NRL/CNR: 2013-2016
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Cardiff University, Wales

Emily Rocha, Ph.D.
NRL/CNR: 2013-2015
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Oliver Cooper, Ph.D.
NRL/CNR: 2008-2013
Current Position: Scientist II, Stem Cell Biology, Center for Cell Biology Research, Biogen Idec

Michela Deleidi, M.D.
NRL/CNR: 2007-2011
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tübingen, Germany. Visiting Fellow, Neuroregeneration Insitutute, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School for PhD qualification at University of Tübingen with Professor Isacson, co-supervisor

Gunnar Hargus, M.D., Ph.D.
NRL/CNR: 2008-2011
Current Position: Resident in Neuropathology, Department of Neuropathology, University Medical Center Münster, Wilhelms University, Germany

Jan Pruszak, M.D.
NRL/CNR: 2004-2010
Current Position: P.I., Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Institute for Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Chee-Yeun Chung
NRL/CNR: 2003-2009
Degree: Ph.D. University of Calif., Davis
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Whitehead Institute/MIT

Dr. James Koprich
NRL/CNR: 2005-2009
Degree: Ph.D. Rush University
Current Position: Scientific Associate, Univ. Toronto

Dr. Kambiz N. Alavian
NRL/CNR: 2007-2009
Yale University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Pawel Licznerski
NRL/CNR: 2006-2008
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Eva Hedlund
NRL/CNR: 2002-2008
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Karolinska Institute
Current Position: Associate Professor

Dr. Takahito Yoshizaki
NRL/CNR: 2005-2008
Keio University Hospital, Department of Neurology
Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Antoine de Chevigny
NRL/CNR: 2006-2008
Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille
Current Position: Team Molecular Control of Neurogenesis

Dr. Shannon Mendes
NRL/CNR: 2006-2007
Johnson and Johnson
Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
Current Position: Scientific Affairs Liaison (Psychiatry)

Dr. Zhicheng Lin
NRL/CNR: 2006-2007
Current Position: Asst. Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kai Sonntag
NRL/CNR: 2000-2007
Current Position: Asst. Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rosario Sanchez-Pernaute
NRL/CNR: 2001-2007
Neuronal Stem Cells Laboratory, Fundacion Inbiomed
Current Position: Project Leader

Dr. Haruhisa Inoue
NRL/CNR: 2004-2005
Degree: M.D., Ph.D. 1992 Kyoto University
Current Position: Professor, Kyoto University

Dr. Hyemyung Seo
NRL/CNR: 1999-2006
Degree: Ph.D. 1999, University of Tennessee
Current Position: Asst. Professor, Hanyang University, Korea

Dr. Lars Björklund
NRL/CNR: 2000-2003
Degree: M.D. 1999, Ph.D. 1998 Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr. Rachel Bortnick
NRL/CNR: 2003
Degree: M.D., Ph.D. 2010 Harvard Medical School
Current Position: Pediatrics, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Francesca Cicchetti
NRL/CNR: 1999-2001
Degree: Ph.D. 1998 Robert Laval Univ., Quebec
Current Position: Instructor, Robert Laval University, Quebec

Dr. Kevin McNaught
NRL/CNR: 2000-2001
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 Kings College, London
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Lauren Costantini
NRL/CNR: 1996-2000
Degree: Ph.D. 1996 University of New York, Albany
Current Position: Vice President, Clinical Development, Accera Inc.

Dr. Terrence Deacon
NRL/CNR: 1992-1999
Degree: Ph.D. 1984 Harvard University
Current Position: Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Pushpa Tandon
NRL/CNR: 1998-1999
Degree: Ph.D. 1985 University of Lucknow, India
Current Position: Scientific Review Administrator, Center For Scientific Review, NIH

Dr. Nadia S. K. Haque
NRL/CNR: 1995-1996
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 Cambridge University
Currently Position: Renovis Inc., San Francisco, CA

Dr. Lindsay Burns
NRL/CNR: 1992-1996
Degree: Ph.D. 1991 Cambridge University
Current Position: Research Scientist, Neurex, Inc.

Dr. Stephen Tatter
NRL/CNR: 1993-1995
Degree: M.D. 1990, Ph.D. 1989 Rockefeller University/Cornell Medical School
Current Position: Prof. Neurosurgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Dr. Peyman Pakzaban
NRL/CNR: 1992-1994
Degree: M.D. 1984 Baylor College of Medicine
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, Houston Spine and Neurosurgery Institute

Dr. David Frim
NRL/CNR: 1991-1993
Degree: M.D., Ph.D. 1988 Harvard Medical School , Neurosurgery
Current Position: Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Chief, Section of Neurosurgery

Dr. Ullrich Wullner
NRL/CNR: 1991-1992
Degree: M.D., Ph.D. 1989 U. Gottingen,
Current Position: Professor, Neurological University Clinic, Bonn (Germany)

Dr. Philippe Hantraye
NRL/CNR: 1991-1992
Degree: Ph.D. 1987 University of Paris
Current Position: Institute Director, Professor, CEA, Paris France

Dr. William Rosenberg
NRL/CNR: 1990-1992
Degree: M.D. 1987 Harvard Medical School
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, Midwest Neurosurgery Assoc., Kansas City, MO

Dr. James Schumacher
NRL/CNR: 1989-1990
Degree: M.D. 1986 U. Washington
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, FL


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