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Current Lab Members

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

BSc Hons & PhD, King’s College, University of London
brown.2302@osu.edu

Tony obtained his BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology from King’s College in the University of London and then his PhD in Biophysics from the same institution under the direction of Peter Eagles. After post-doctoral training with Ray Lasek at Case Western Reserve University and Mark Black at Temple University, he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University in 1993. In 2001 he moved to Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he is now a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Core, and Co-Director of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate program. Tony has more than 30 years experience studying neurofilaments and the neuronal cytoskeleton.

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Atsuko Uchida - Research Scientist

Atsuko Uchida - Research Scientist

BSc & PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology
uchida.11@osu.edu

Atsuko obtained BS degrees in Health Science and Chemistry from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Tokyo University of Science and then obtained her MSc and PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology under the direction of Shin-ichi Hisanaga. After post-doctoral research with Tomoko Tashiro at Aoyamagakuin University, and with Shinichi Hisanaga at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Atsuko joined the Brown lab where she is currently a post-doctoral Research Associate. Atsuko is currently working on the mechanism of neurofilament severing and annealing in neurons and its implications for the regulation of neurofilament transport. Atsuko’s honors include a post-doctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and the 2005 Molecular Biology of the Cell Paper of the Year Award.

View Atsuko’s publications in PubMed and her profiles on Google Scholar, ResearchGate and LinkedIn


Paula Monsma - Research Assistant

Paula Monsma - Research Assistant

BS & MS, Case Western Reserve University
monsma.1@osu.edu

Paula obtained her BS in Biological Sciences from Ohio Northern University and her MS in Cell Biology from Case Western Reserve University. She has 4 years experience as a Research Assistant in the Department of Neuropathology and 4 years experience managing a DNA sequencing facility. Since 2004 she has managed the Neuroscience Imaging Core, where she is currently responsible for all oversight and training on our two confocal microscopes. Paula joined the Brown lab in 2009 and currently divides her time between managing the Imaging Core and the Brown lab, where she also conducts her own research projects on neurofilament transport in myelinated axons.

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J. Dan Fenn - Graduate Student

J. Dan Fenn - Graduate Student

BS, Brigham Young University
fenn.35@osu.edu

Dan is an MD-PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Dan obtained his BS in Molecular Biology, with a minor in Music, from Brigham Young University where he performed undergraduate research on mitochondrial genomes. After graduating, he conducted a year of post-baccalaureate training at the NIH in the lab of Serena Dudek. Dan joined the Brown lab in 2012. He is using kymograph analysis to characterize the kinetics and mechanism of neurofilament transport at high temporal resolution, and fluorescence photoactivation strategies to analyze neurofilament transport in mouse peripheral nerve ex vivo.

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Elizabeth Stone - Graduate Student

Elizabeth Stone - Graduate Student

BS, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
stone.655@osu.edu

Liz is a PhD student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She obtained her BS in Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and joined the Brown lab in 2015. Liz is investigating the role of neurofilaments in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2E.


Katie Philpot - Research Assistant

Katie Philpot - Research Assistant

BS, Ohio State University
philpot.11@osu.edu

Katie obtained her BS in Biology from Ohio State University and joined the Brown lab in 2017. She manages our mouse colonies and assists with other laboratory tasks.


Past Lab Members

Maite Azcorra Sedano - Undergraduate, 2015-2016

BS, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Current position: Neuroscience graduate student, Northwestern University


Mayuran Ravindran - Undergraduate, 2013-2016

BS, Ohio State University
Current position: Medical student, Ohio State University College of Medicine


Lina Wang - Graduate Student, 2006-2011

BS, Nankai University
PhD, Ohio State University
Post-doc with Subhojit Roy at UCSD
Current position: Research Scientist, Amgen Inc.

PubMed link to Lina’s publications in the Brown lab


Cynthia Walker - Research Assistant, 2010-2012

BS, Cornell University


Amrita Mukhopadhyay - Undergraduate, 2010-2012

BS, Ohio State University
MD, University of Chicago Medical School
Current position: Resident Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Nicholas Taylor - Undergraduate, 2009-2011

BS, Ohio State University
MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Current position: Neurology Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center

PubMed link to Nick’s publication in the Brown lab


Nael Alami - Graduate Student, 2004-2009

MS, American University of Beirut
PhD, Ohio State University
Post-doc with J. Paul Taylor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
MA, Policy, Organization & Leadership Studies, Stanford University
Current position: Vice President for Research and Innovation, Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS)

PubMed link to Nael’s publications in the Brown lab


Gulsen Colakoglu - Graduate Student, 2004-2009

BS, Istanbul University; MS, Bilkent University
PhD, Ohio State University
Post-doc with Yimin Zou, UCSD
Post-doc with Barbara Ranscht, Sanford-Burnham Institute, La Jolla
Current position: Research Specialist with Kang Shen, Stanford University

PubMed link to Gulsen’s publications in the Brown lab


Niraj Trivedi - Post-doc, 2004-2007

BSc & PhD, King’s College, University of London
Current position: Research Lab Scientist with David Solecki, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PubMed link to Niraj’s publication in the Brown lab


Yanping Yan - Graduate Student, 2000-2005

BS, University of Science & Technology of China
PhD, Ohio State University
Post-doc with Kendal Broadie, Vanderbilt University
Current position: Chief Operating Advisor, Shantani Proteome Analytics, Pune, India

PubMed link to Yan’s publications in the Brown lab


Kitty Jensen - Research Assistant, 2002-2005

PhD, University of Georgia

PubMed link to Kitty’s publication in the Brown lab


Lei Wang - Graduate Student, 1998-2001

BS & MS, Beijing Medical University
PhD, Ohio University
Post-doc with Ed Ginger, University of Washington
Post-doc with Elena Pasquale, Sanford-Burnhamn Institute. Ls Jolla
Current position: Research Associate with Young-Goo Han, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PubMed link to Lei’s publications in the Brown lab


Allison Norwood - Undergraduate, 2000-2001

BS, Ohio University
MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Current position: Pediatrician, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Tom Koehnle - Undergraduate, 1997-1998

BS, Ohio University; PhD, University of California, Davis
Post-doc with Dorothy Gietzen, University of Pittsburgh
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Hiram College

PubMed link to Tom’s publication in the Brown lab