Principal Investigator

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Rusty Gage

Professor

Fred H. Gage is the Principal Investigator of the Gage Lab.

Assistant Adjunct Professor

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Carol Marchetto

Asst. Adjunct Professor

Carol is currently studying the behavior of different subtypes of human neurons in the neuropsychiatric diseases such as Autism spectrum disorders, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Elucidation of basic mechanisms that are involved in neuronal deficits on brain disease may help developing strategies for drug screen platforms and potential therapy candidates for neurologic diseases. Carol obtained her degree in Biology and her PhD degree in Genetics at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. When she is not working in the lab, Carol is involved in outreach science programs and Women in Science discussions. Carol’s passions are practicing yoga and teaching yoga for kids.
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Jerome Mertens

ASST. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

I’m interested in studying the biology of human aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders using neural cell reprogramming technologies and integrative analysis approaches.

Staff Scientists

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Sarah Parylak

Staff Scientist

I studied Biology as an undergraduate at Duke before pursuing my PhD in the Neurosciences Graduate Program at UCSD, working in the lab of Dr. Eric Zorrilla.   I joined the Gage lab in 2012 as a staff researcher specializing in behavioral neuroscience.  I’m interested in the connection between outward behavior and its underlying neural circuits, with a particular focus on hippocampus-dependent memory.
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Anindita Sarkar

Staff Scientist

Ani received her PhD from TIFR, India. In her graduate work (in the lab of Shubha Tole), she studied cell fate specification in the developing CNS. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Gage lab, and is now interested in the roles played by neuronal network during development and in psychiatric disorders. She tries to find spare time for fine art photography. Ani’s linkedinprofile.

Support Staff

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Beth Coyne

Lab Administrative Manager

Beth Coyne graduated from Bryant University. She is the Laboratory Administrative Manager for the Laboratory of Genetics and Dr. Gage. 

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Lynne Randolph-Moore

Lab Manager

Hi my name is Lynne Moore and graduated from San Diego State University. I am Dr. Gage¹s lab manager and my bench work is as a molecular biologist. In my free time I enjoy my family, hiking and scary movies.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jeffrey Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Melissa Kelley

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Shong Lau

Postdoctoral Fellow

I received my PhD degree from CUHK, Hong Kong. My major interest of research is molecular machinery in Parkinson’s disease with cell reprogramming techniques such as iPSC and direct reprogramming from fibroblast to functional neuron (iN). With this technology I would like to identify the relationship of aging and Parkinsonism and why dopaminergic neurons are particularly vulnerable in Parkinson patients.
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Raffaella Lucciola

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Andreea Manole

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ioana Nitulescu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Simon Schafer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Simon is a Research Associate of the Gage Lab.
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James Tucker

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Meiyan Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hi my name is Meiyan and I did my undergraduate study at Tsinghua University in China. I started my graduate study here in UCSD in 2013. I am interested in gene regulation during brain development in the context of neurological diseases and human evolution. I like to go swimming and watch TV shows when I have time.
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Lei Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Staff Researcher

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Fan Qiu

Staff Researcher

Students

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Joseph Herdy

Graduate Student

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Christina Lim

Graduate Student

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Jasmin Revanna

Graduate Student

Research Assistants

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Ravi  Agarwal

Research Assistant I

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Simone Benassi

Research Assistant I

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Iryna Gallina

Research Assistant II

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Kelly Heard

Research Assistant II

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Ruth Keithley

Research Assistant IV

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Stacy Kim

Research Assistant II

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Ana Diniz Mendes

Research Assistant II

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Traci Newmeyer

Research Assistant II

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Monique Pena

Research Assistant II

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David Preciado

Research Assistant I

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Vipula Racha

Research Assistant I

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Desiree Ramirez

Research Assistant I

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Amandeep Sharma

Research Assistant II

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Thomas Wong

Research Assistant I

Lab Technicians

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Saeed Ghassemzadeh

Lab Technician I

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Thomas Kuret

Master Student

Thomas is an undergraduate student at UCSD. He is studying Neuroscience and Physiology, and his primary interest is neurodevelopmental disease. In his free time, Thomas sleeps; though, he never has free time and always looks tired.

Collaborators

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David Adamowicz

Research Collaborator

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Ahmet Denli

Research Collaborator

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Jennifer Erwin

Research Collaborator

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Claudia Han

Research Collaborator

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Masaya Hane

Research Collaborator

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Pai-Kai Huang

Research Collaborator

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Baptiste Jaeger

Research Collaborator

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Apua Paquola

Research Collaborator

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Renata Santos

Research Collaborator

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Johannes Schlachetzki

Research Collaborator

Clara Snijders

Research Collaborator

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Joyce van de Leemput

Research Collaborator

Gage lab alumni

2020

Yongsung Kim

Sara Linker

Abed AlFattah Mansour

Patrick Reed

Dylan Reid

Hideya Sakaguchi

Shani Stern

Krishna Vadodaria

2019

Tomohisa Toda

2017

Jinju Han Ph.D.

KAIST – Republic of Korea
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2016

Krishnan Padmanabhan Ph.D.

2015

Rebecca Wright Ph.D.

Bilal Kerman Ph.D.

Benjamin Lacar Ph.D

2014

Leah Boyer Ph.D.

Wei Deng Ph.D

2013

Dane Clemenson Ph.D.

Jasodhara Ray Ph.D.

Beate Winner Ph.D.

Jun Yao Ph.D.

2012

Mohamedi Kagalwala Ph.D.

Neurogeneration
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Chunmei Zhao Ph.D.

Halozyme Therapeutics
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Yan Li Ph.D.

Stanford University
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Star Lee Ph.D.

Boston University
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Yangling Mu Ph.D.

Shenzen Institute of Advanced Technology
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Kristen Brennand Ph.D.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Michael McConnell Ph.D.

University of Virginia School of Medicine
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2011

Brad Aimone Ph.D.

Sandia National Laboratories
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2010

Stefan Aigner Ph.D.

Hoffmann-La Roche – Switzerland
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2008

Gene Yeo Ph.D.

University of California at San Diego
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Michael Saxe Ph.D.

BrainCells Inc.

Alysson Muotri Ph.D.

University of California at San Diego
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Xiangdong Xu Ph.D.

University of California at San Diego Medical School
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Koji Shimozaki Ph.D.

University of Nagasaki – Japan

Sebastian Jessberger Ph.D.

ETH Zurich – Institute of Cell Biology
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2006

Toru Sawai Ph.D.

Eisai Co. – Japan
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2005

Andrew Wurmser Ph.D.

University of California at Berkeley
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Sophia Colamarino Ph.D.

Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks
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Brian Kaspar Ph.D.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH
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Jenny Hsieh Ph.D.

University of Texas Southwestern – Dallas
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Sandrine Thuret Ph.D.

Kings College London
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Dieter Chichung Lie Ph.D.

European Science Foundation
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Tomoko Kuwabara Ph.D.

AIST – Japan
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Antonella Consiglio Ph.D.

Centre de Medicina Regenerativa – Barcelona
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Ayumu Tashiro Ph.D.

Norwegian Institute for Science and Technology
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2004

Xinyu Zhao Ph.D.

University of New Mexico – Albuquerque
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Phillippe Taupin Ph.D.

National Neuroscience Institute – Singapore
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Andrew Willhoite Ph.D.

University of Canberra – Australia
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Kinichi Nakashima Ph.D.

Kumamoto University – Japan
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2003

Ed Lein Ph.D.

Allen Institute for Brain Science
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Vi Chu Ph.D.

Chemicon International
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Leigh Leasure Ph.D.

University of Texas – Houston
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Guoli Ming Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University
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Hong Jun Song Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University
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Michaela Thallmair Ph.D.

University of Zurich Brain Research Institute
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2002

Theo Palmer Ph.D.

Stanford University
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Eugene Brandon Ph.D.

Ceregene Corporation

2001

Phil Horner Ph.D.

University of Washington at Seattle
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2000

David Schaffer Ph.D.

University of California at Berkeley
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Lamya Shihabuddin Ph.D.

Genzyme Corporation
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Kohji Nishida Ph.D.

Osaka University Medical School

1999

Eleni Markakis Ph.D.

Yale University
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1998

Isabelle Aubert Ph.D.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center – Toronto
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Gerd Kempermann Ph.D.

Center for Regenerative Therapies – Dresden
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1997

Jun Takahashi Ph.D.

University of Kyoto – Japan
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Masayo Takahashi Ph.D.

University of Kyoto – Japan
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Georg Kuhn Ph.D.

University of Gothenburg – Germany
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1996

Un Jung Kang Ph.D.

University of Chicago
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Silke Thode Ph.D.

Iconix Biosciences

Shun Shimohama Ph.D.

University of Kyoto – Japan
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1995

Daniel A. Peterson

Rosalind Franklin University
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1993

Ann Fagan Ph.D.

Washington University at St. Louis
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Michael Kawaja Ph.D.

Queen’s University – Canada
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