Researchers

Faculty with expertise in neurology, neuroscience, critical care and sleep medicine, clinical immunology, genetics and genomics, and pharmacology and systems therapeutics from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai work with faculty from Rutgers University and the University of North Texas to conduct the Center’s research.

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Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD

Program Director and Project 2 Leader
Saunders Family Chair and Professor of Neurology

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Scott Russo, PhD

Project 1 Leader
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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Jun Wang, PhD

Project 1 Leader and Core C Leader
Associate Professor of Neurology

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Wei Zhao, PhD

Project 2 Leader
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Andrew Varga, MD

Project 2 Leader, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Lap Ho, PhD

Project 3 Leader
Associate Professor of Neurology

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Jeremiah Faith, PhD

Project 3 Leader, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and of Medicine, Clinical Immunology

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Richard Dixon, PhD

Core B Leader
Professor of Biological Sciences and Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas

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Ming-Hu Han, PhD

Core C Leader
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics and of Neuroscience

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James Simon, PhD

Core B Leader
Director of The New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program, Rutgers University

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Patrick Hof, MD

Core A Investigator
Regenstreif Professor of Neuroscience and Vice-Chair for the Department of Neuroscience

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Qing-Li Wu, PhD

Core B Investigator
Assistant research professor in the New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program, Rutgers University

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Shrishailm Yemul, PhD

Associate Researcher

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Libby Ward

Associate Researcher

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Susan Gursahai

Program Manager and Overall Administration

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Miriam Merad, MD, PhD

Project 1 Collaborator
Professor of Oncological Science and of Medicine (Hem/Onc division)

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Jeffrey Gordon, MD

Project 3 Collaborator
Director of Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology and Professor of Pathology/Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

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Stephen Salton, MD, PhD

Core A Collaborator
Professor of Neuroscience and of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

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Gregory Elder, MD

Core B Collaborator
Research Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology

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Reginald Miller, MD

Core C Collaborator
Associate Professor and Director of Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery

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Edwin Ted Abel, PhD

Project 2 Consultant
Brush Family Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania 

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Stephen Talcott, PhD

Project 3 Consultant
Professor of Food Chemistry, Texas A&M University

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Simoni Tiano

Associate Researcher, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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James Schmeidler, PhD

Statistician, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Biomathematical Sciences

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Tal Frolinger, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Chad Smith, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Benjamin Lucas, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ming Hu, PhD

External Advisory Committee Chair, Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

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Tracy Bale, PhD

External Advisory Committee Member, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

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Ronald Duman, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale University

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David Dinges, PhD

Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology, University of Pennsylvania

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Federico Rey, PhD

External Advisory Committee Member, Assistant Professor of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Breanna Valcarcel

Associate Researcher

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Risham Singh

Associate Researcher

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Sterre de Boer

Medical Exchange Student

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Adelaida Esteban-Fernandez

PhD Candidate

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Steven Sims

Associate Researcher

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Ali Sharma, PhD

Senior Scientist