Lab Members

Ryota Matsuoka, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator (PI)

B.S. (Pharmacology): Tohoku University, Japan

Ph.D. (Neuroscience): Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral: UCSF and Max Planck Institute

Email: matsuor@ccf.org

Luke Buck

Research Technician

B.A. (Biochemistry): Oberlin College

This Lab: 06/2021 – Present

Email: buckl3@ccf.org

Olivia Card

Research Technician

B.S. (Biology): State University of New York at Geneseo

M.A. (Evolution and environmental biology): Columbia University

This Lab: 11/2021 – Present

Email: cardo2@ccf.org

Isha Goel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. (Biological Sciences): Birla Institute of Tech. and Science

M.S. (Medical Biotechnology): Indian Institute of Technology

Ph.D. (Bioengineering): The University of Tokyo, Japan

This Lab: 07/2022 –

Email:

Alyssa Storm

Undergraduate Research Student

Expected B.S. (Neuroscience): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 07/2022 –

Email: storma2@ccf.org

Jun Xiong Leong

Undergraduate Research Student

Expected B.S. (Biology): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 08/2022 –

Email: leongj@ccf.org

Luyi (Amber) Wang

Undergraduate Research Student

Expected B.S. (Neuroscience): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 07/2022 –

Email: wangl17@ccf.org

Jainam Shah

Undergraduate Research Student

Expected B.S. (Neuroscience): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 08/2022 –

Email:

Lab Alumni

Nihal Paidipelly

Undergraduate Research Student

B.A. (Chemistry): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 08/2021 – 05/2022

Rachael Quick

Research Technologist

B.A. (Biology): Ohio Wesleyan University

This Lab: 07/2018 – 01/2022

Current: Associate Scientist, STERIS

Sweta Parab, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. (Microbiology): University of Mumbai, India

Ph.D. (Biochemistry): University of Mumbai, India

This Lab: 11/2018 – 10/2021

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Lerner Research Institute

William Horrigan

Ph.D. Graduate Student (Rotation)

B.S. (Human Biology): Michigan State University

This Lab: 08/2021 – 10/2021

Current: Ph.D. graduate student, Lerner Research Institute

Zane Tolbert

Research Technician

B.S. (Biochemistry): Walsh University

This Lab: 02/2021 – 04/2021

Current: Graduate student, Clemson University

Erin Sullivan

Medical Student

B.S. (Biology): University of Notre Dame

This Lab: 07/2020 – 09/2020

Current: Medical student, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of

Medicine, Case Western Reserve Univ.

Maeve Salm

Undergraduate Research Student

B.S. (Biochemistry): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 07/2019 – 07/2020

Current: Graduate student, Duke University

Keerti Vajrala

Undergraduate Research Student

B.S. (Bioengineering): Case Western Reserve Univ.

This Lab: 02/2019 – 05/2020

Current: Medical student, Kansas City University

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