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

Rachael Quick

Research Technologist

B.A. (Biology): Ohio Wesleyan University

This Lab: 07/2018 – Present

Email: quickr@ccf.org

Sweta Parab, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

This Lab: 11/2018 – Present

Email: parabs@ccf.org

Luke Buck

Research Technician

B.A. (Biochemistry): Oberlin College

This Lab: 06/2021 – Present

Email: buckl3@ccf.org

William Horrigan

Ph.D. Graduate Student (Rotation)

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

This Lab: 08/2021 – Present

Email: horrigw2@ccf.org

Nihal Paidipelly

Undergraduate Research Student

Expected B.A. (Chemistry): Case Western Reserve University

This Lab: 08/2021 – Present

Email: paidipn@ccf.org

Lab Alumni

Zane Tolbert

Research Technician

B.S. (Biochemistry): Walsh University

This Lab: 02/2021 – 04/2021

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 Student

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

This Lab: 07/2019 – 07/2020

Current: Case Western Reserve Univ.

Keerti Vajrala

Undergraduate Student

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

This Lab: 02/2019 – 05/2020

Current: Medical student, Kansas City University

School of Medicine