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Nikolaos Daskalakis

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is an associate neuroscientist at McLean Hospital, an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and a BBRF-NARSAD young investigator. He received his MD from University of Athens, his PhD in neuropsychopharmacology from Leiden University...

Debkanya Datta

Debkanya Datta, PhD, focuses her research on the study of brain disorders using a stem cell-based approach. Her work involves development of human cellular models of neuropsychiatric disorders, using the Nobel Prize winning induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to identify molecular and...

Rajeev Desai

Rajeev I. Desai, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD from University of Birmingham, UK, before completing post-doctoral training at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Desai joined the Preclinical Pharmacology Program (directed by Dr....

Fei Du

Fei Du, PhD, has substantial background in high/ultra-high field MRS technical development and neuroscience application. In particular, he has applied EEG, fMRI and in vivo MRS to assess brain activity, cerebral metabolism of energy, and neurotransmitter Glu-Gln cycling.

Dr. Du...

Elif Engin

Elif Engin, PhD, grew up in Ankara, Turkey, and earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. She completed her doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Dallas Treit in Edmonton, Alberta, and was awarded a PhD Thesis Award from the Canadian...

Penny Hallett

Penny Hallett, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neuroregeneration Research Institute. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, before completing post-doctoral studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, moving in 2006 to...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory led by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hartmann earned his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, where his research focused on the behavioral and molecular basis...

Ole Isacson

Dr. Ole Isacson is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and founding director of Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. His work is focused on the understanding and treatments of neurodegenerative disease, with particular emphasis on distinguishing critical mechanisms...

Jeha Jeon

Jeha Jeon, PhD, received his BSc from the Department of Molecular and Life Sciences at Hanyang University and PhD from the Department of Biochemistry at Hanyang University, studying neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders. In 2016, Dr. Jeon joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory as a post...

Brian Kangas

Brian D. Kangas, PhD, first studied behavioral pharmacology under the direction of Dr. Marc Branch at the University of Florida followed by a post-doctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Jack Bergman at McLean Hospital. He is the recipient of several research awards including a 5-year K01...

Kwang-Soo Kim

Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, has over 25 years of experience investigating molecular and developmental neurobiology of the midbrain dopamine neuronal system in health and disease, focusing on elucidating the transcriptional mechanisms underlying development and maintenance of dopamine neurons. Based on basic...

Woori Kim

Woori Kim, PhD, received her BSc, MSc, and PhD in biochemistry from Hanyang University. She joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory in 2014 as a post-doctoral fellow.

Torsten Klengel

Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD, focuses on two lines of translational research under the mentorship of Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD. He seeks to understand the contribution of the non-coding transcriptome to the formation of fear memories in mice and the development of stress- and fear-related disorders in...

Sanghyeok Ko

Sanghyeok Ko PhD, focuses on developing a human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cell generation method using non-viral delivery of reprogramming genes. To overcome the limitation of possible tumorigenesis in hiPS cells, several chromosome nonintegrating reprogramming methods have been developed...

Joanna Korecka

Joanna A. Korecka, PhD is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on elucidating biological processes involved with neuronal degeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD). During her PhD studies, she engaged in identifying...

Pierre Leblanc

Pierre R. Leblanc, PhD, received his BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University and his PhD in Biochemistry from McMaster University, studying membranes biogenesis. He performed his post-doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on the gamma/delta T-cell receptor...

Lauren Lebois

Lauren A. M. Lebois, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist focusing on the biomarkers of trauma-spectrum disorders as an assistant neuroscientist in the laboratory of Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD. She is also the director of neuroimaging for the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program led by...

David Yue-Wei Lee

Dr. Lee has worked on numerous drug discovery projects related to traditional Chinese medicine, contributing significantly to the development of alternative therapies for substance abuse and for osteoarthritis. He is the principal investigator on “Alternative Therapies for Alcohol and Drug...

Nayeon Lee

Nayeon Lee, PhD, graduated and obtained a PhD in life science and biotechnology from the CHA University, Korea, in 2014. She joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2016 as a post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Lee’s primary research is...

Yan Li

Yan Li, PhD, received his PhD from the Shanghai Brain Research Institute in China. During his doctoral studies he characterized anatomical substrates of synaptic integration in hypoglossal motoneurons in rats. With the help of the NIH Fogarty International Fellowship, he continued his research in...

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