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Research Staff & Assistants

Research Staff

  • Melissa McAlonis-Downes

    Research Project Specialist

    Research Focus: provide consultation and surgical expertise to those who have transgenic experiments. Primary focus is Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy for Familial ALS and Huntington's disease models.

    Education: M.S., Johns Hopkins University (2002); B.S., Pennsylvania State University, University Park (1999)

  • Eveline Arnold

    Graduate Student

    Research Focus: Investigating the molecular mechanisms through which mutations in TDP-43 contribute to the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neurodegeneration.

    Education: Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (2006-present); B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2006)

  • Kim Pytel

    Research Staff

    Education: B.S., University of Maryland, College Park (2006)

  • Jon Artates

    Research Staff

    Research Focus: Working to characterize a gene silencing therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease.

    Education: B.S., UC San Diego (2006)

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Ranier Borda
  • Ngoc Bui
  • Grace Chen
  • Rost Chudnovskiy
  • Jae Chung
  • David Doerner
  • Oliver Fang
  • Sandra Lee
  • Jacqueline Moran
  • Han Jin Park
  • Seiya Tokunaga
  • Devesh Vashistha
  • Anne Vetto
  • Nina Xue