Current Lab Members

Medical Student Researchers:

(OMSII indicates 2nd year in medical school)

Edward Piscitelli (OMSII) – Project: VR development for remote medical education and exercise training for neurological conditions and sports.

Jerry Jose (OMSIII) – Project: VR neuroantomy learning and experimentation environment development.

Brianna Yeager (OMSII) – Project: Cell morphology changes in a mouse model of autism and epilepsy.

Mohit Gagna (OMSII) – Project: VR-based teaching lab.

Yamini Nori (OMSI) – Project: Astrocyte-Oligodendrocyte Gap junction formation and endocytosis.

Himani Jani (OMSI) – Project: Astrocyte-Oligodendrocyte Gap junction formation and endocytosis.

Previous Lab Members:

Daniel Tanis (OMSIII) – Project: Computational simulations of morphology-physiology relationships of gap junctions at the mesoscale.

Nicholas Frangella (OMSIII) – Project: VR neuroantomy learning and experimentation environment development.

Viraj Modi (OMSIII) – Project: Survey of CBD usage in combat athletes.

Chloe Bodden (OMSIII) – Project: Survey of CBD usage in combat athletes.

Michael Gleeson (OMSIII) – Project: Astrocyte-Oligodendrocyte Gap junction formation and endocytosis.

Maddie Messmer (OMSII) – Project: VR neuroantomy learning and experimentation environment development.

Andrea Watters (OMSIII) – Project: Role of glia and gap junctions in brain function.

Edward Yu (OMSIII) – Project: Role of glia and gap junctions in brain function.

Teena Alex (OMSIII) – Project: Research and tool development for XR (VR/AR/MR) immersive virtual osteopathic medical training.

Christian Yacuk (OMSIII) – Project: Research and tool development for XR (VR/AR/MR) immersive virtual osteopathic medical training.

Olivia Albert – Project: Cell and molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and degradation of heterotypic gap junction channels required for myelination.