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Balice-Gordon Lab

Previous Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

James O’Malley, Ph.D., 1996-1999, currently a Senior Scientist at Pfizer, Inc.

Michael Gonzalez, Ph.D., 1997-2000, currently a Senior Scientist at Regeneron, Inc.

Diane Kopp Proccacino, Ph.D., 1998-2000, NIH postdoctoral NRSA recipient, currently a Senior Analyst with Adelphi Research International.

Kirkwood E. Personius, Ph.D., 1998-2001, NIH postdoctoral NRSA recipient, currently an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine, Univ. of Buffalo School of Health Sciences.

Susan. D. Kraner, Res. Asst. Professor, 1999-2001, currently Res. Assoc., Dept. of Physiology, Wright State University, Ohio.

Douglas Landsman, Ph.D., 2000-2001, currently Scientific Director, the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

Claire Cisterni, Ph.D., 1999-2001, currently a Research Associate at the University of Marseilles, France.

Kevin Bittman, Ph.D., 2001-2004, currently an associate with Seahorse Bioscience.

Sarah Gibbs, Ph.D., 2003-2005, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, Villanova Univ.

Eun Joo Oh, Ph.D., 2003-2004, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. A. Cohen’s lab at CHOP.

Srilatha Potluri, Ph.D., 2004-2006, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Young Jin Son’s lab at Drexel Univ. Sch. of Med.

Elizabeth Vernon Pitts , Ph.D., 2006-2008, currently an associate with Adelphi International Research.

Julie McGurk , Ph.D., 2009-2011, currently Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Graduate Students

Qiang Chang, Ph.D., 1996-2000 (Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Thesis in the Neurosciences winner), currently Assistant Professor, Dept. Pharmacology, Univ. of Wisconsin Sch. of Med.

Sarina Berger Elmariah, M.D., Ph.D., supported by NIH pre-doctoral NRSA, 2001-2005 (Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Thesis in the Neurosciences winner, 2005), currently a resident in Dermatology at NYU.

Jessica Panzer, M.D., Ph.D., supported by Howard Hughes Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2001-2006 (Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Thesis in the Neurosciences winner, 2006), currently a resident in Pediatric Neurology at CHOP.

Darren Hess, M.D., Ph.D., supported by NIH pre-doctoral NRSA, 2001-2006, currently a resident in Surgery at the Univ. of Washington.

Ryan Wyatt, Ph.D., supported by NIH pre-doctoral NRSA, 2002-2007, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. J. Trachtenberg’s lab, UCLA Sch. of Med.

Ethan Hughes, Ph.D., supported by NIH pre-doctoral NRSA, 2004-2009, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Dwight Bergles' lab, Johns Hopkins Sch. of Med.

Yuanquan Song, Ph.D., currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Nuh-Yung Jan's lab, UCSF Sch. of Med.

Xiaoyu Peng, Ph.D., currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Lisa Boulanger's lab, Princeton University.

Jozsef Meszaros, who received a law degree from Penn and worked in the lab for a year as a research assistant, currently a graduate student in Neuroscience at Columbia University.

Undergraduates

Jesse Pines, 1994 (Elliott Stellar Prize for Best Poster Presentation, Philadelphia Chapter of Society For Neuroscience meeting, May, 1994); currently an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gil Melmed, 1995 (University Rose Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research winner), currently a physician in Los Angeles.

Shira Blumenthal, 1995

Nisha Waran, 1996 (Biological Basis of Behavior Program Stellar Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis in the Neurosciences winner).

Daniel Smith, 1997, currently an anesthesiologist in New Jersey.

Elizabeth Cresiski, 1998 (University Rose Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research winner).

Maggie Reyes, 2005

Conor O’Brien, 2005 (Biological Basis of Behavior Program Stellar Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis in the Neurosciences winner).

Molly Cahill, 2007 (Biological Basis of Behavior Program Stellar Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis in the Neurosciences winner), currently a graduate student in Neuroscience at NYU.

Mojdeh Toomarian, 2007 (Dept. of Biology Leidy Prize winner for Outstanding Undergraduate Research), currently working with Somos Hermanos in Guatemala.

Paul Scherer, 2008 (Dept. of Biology Leidy Prize winner for Outstanding Undergraduate Research), an M.D. / Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Jessica Douhit, 2011 (Temple University MARC program), an M.D. / Ph.D. student at NYU.

 

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