Team

Team

We believe that science is best advanced by a diverse team working in an inclusive and collaborative environment. Our team and alumni have roots in MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, GA, FL, IL, CA, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Italy, Iran, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and many other places of the world.

Current Team Members:

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Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari

Principal Investigator

Director, Movement Disorders Program
Attending Neurologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Faculty, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center

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Vicente Quiroz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Universidad de Valparaíso
Awards: Movement Disorders Society – Research Fellowship

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Luca Schierbaum

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: University of Bonn

Awards: DFG Walter Benjamin Fellowship

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Xu-Tong Xue

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Tsinghua University, Beijing

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Julian Alecu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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Zainab Zaman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Shifa College of Medicine

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Avaneesh Kunta

Medical Student Researcher

Education: University of Central Florida

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Umar Zubair

Medical Student Researcher

Education: Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg

Awards: DAAD Biomedical Engineering Scholarship

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Dario Resch

Medical Student Researcher

Education: University of Frankfurt

Awards: German National Academic Foundation

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Amy Tam

Research Assistant

Education: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Hyo Min Kim

Research Assistant

Education: Boston University

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Nicole Battaglia

Research Assistant

Education: University of Rhode Island

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Josh Rong

Research Assistant

Education: Boston University

Lab Alumni

NamePosition in LabCurrent Position
Luis BorjaResearch AssistantAssociate Engineer, Quiver Bioscience
Kathy (Hoi Ki) FongUndergraduate Research InternBachelor Student, Northeastern University
Abigail SvedenComputational AnalystTranslational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's Hospital
Marlene Scheffold (Boehringer Ingelheim Scholarship)MD/PhD StudentMD/PhD Student, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Cedric Boeger
(DAAD Biomedical Engineering Scholarship)
Graduate Student (M.Sc.)PhD Student, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany
Akshitha MaqtedarUndergraduate Research InternBachelor Student, UMass Amherst
Afshin Saffari
(DFG Walter Benjamin Fellowship)
Postdoctoral FellowChild Neurology Fellow, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Hellen JumoResearch AssistantMD/PhD Student, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Zoe GardnerResearch AssistantResearch Assistant, Boston Children’s Hospital
Jessica RosenthalUndergraduate Research InternBachelor Student, Northeastern University
Julian E. Alecu
(DAAD Biomedical Engineering Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherMedical Student, University of Erlangen, Germany
Marvin Ziegler
(DAAD Biomedical Engineering Scholarship,
Bayer Foundation Carl Duisberg Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherMD/PhD Student, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Catherine JordanGraduate Student (M.A.)Associate Research Scientist, Evidinno Outcomes Research
Inc., Vancouver, Canada
Helena Rosengarten
(German National Academic Foundation Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherMedical Student, Charité University, Berlin, Germany
Rebecca HayesUndergraduate Research InternBachelor Student, Harvard College
Oleksandr StrelkoResearch AssistantMedical Student, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Gregory GeiselResearch AssistantProgram Administrator, Translational Neuroscience Center,
Boston Children’s Hospital
Barbara Brechmann
(Bayer Foundation Carl Duisberg Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherMedical Student, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Julian Teinert
(German National Academic Foundation Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherResident Physician (Pediatrics), Heidelberg University
Hospital, Germany
Angelica D’AmoreGraduate Student (Ph.D.)Research Associate, Boston Children’s Hospital
Miriam WimmerGraduate Student (M.Sc.)Research Associate, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Robert Behne
(German National Academic Foundation Scholarship)
Medical Student ResearcherResident Physician (Child Neurology), Heidelberg University
Hospital, Germany

Our Team Through The Years

Join Our Team

We periodically have positions open for students, research assistants, and research fellows. If you are interested in joining our team and tackling interesting problems in translational neuroscience and neurogenetics, please email us a copy of your CV and a cover letter.