Current Lab Members

Laboratory Researchers:

Dr. Lars Udo-Bellner – Trains faculty and students in using microscopes of the NYIT Imaging Center and assists in data collection for all PIs using the microscopes (including for Randy Stout’s research)

Avery Gilson – Manages the Center for Biomedical Innovation lab space and equipment and is building robotics systems for 3D tissue printing and imaging applications

Medical Student Researchers:

(OMSII indicates 2nd year in medical school)

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

Rejath Jose (OMSII) – Project: VR development for remote medical education and exercise training for neurological conditions and sports. Leading an engineering team of students to build and implement a haptic glove into the VR medical training environment.

Jerry Jose (OMSIV, Academic Medical Scholar) – Project: VR neuroantomy learning and experimentation environment development.

Yamini Nori (OMSII, Summer Research Fellow) – Project: Applying convolutional deep neural network segmentation and classification of structures in 3D super-resolution microscopy data to identify changes in cellular brain structure in mouse models of autism spectrum disorder (in collaboration with Dr. Gonzalo Otazu and others).

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

William Shin (OMSII) – Project: Astrocyte and GABAergic neuron changes in a mouse model of ASD.

Himani Jani (OMSII) – Project: Astrocyte and GABAergic neuron changes in a mouse model of ASD.

Previous Lab Members:

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

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.