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Current Lab Members

Anthony Brown - Principal Investigator

Anthony Brown - Principal Investigator

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 Center Core and 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, ORCiD, ResearchGate and LinkedIn


Nicholas Boyer - Postdoctoral Fellow

Nicholas Boyer - Postdoctoral Fellow

BS, Clemson University
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
boyer.474@osu.edu

Nick obtained his BS in Biochemistry from Clemson University, worked for several years as a Research Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina, then earned his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of Stephanie Gupton.  Nick’s doctoral research focused on the role of TRIM family ubiquitin ligases in cytoskeletal regulation during axon development.  Nick was the recipient of an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship in the Gupton lab and is currently supported by an Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program fellowship.  Nick’s work in the Brown lab focuses on the axonal transport of cytoskeletal proteins. 

View Nick’s publications in PubMed


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 performs electron microscopy and also conducts her own research projects on neurofilament transport in myelinated axons.

View Paula’s publications in PubMed


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.

View Liz’s publications in PubMed


Alex Sheldon - Undergraduate Student

Alex Sheldon - Undergraduate Student

sheldon.122@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Alex is an undergraduate student in the ODI Scholars Program majoring in biology. She is working with Liz to characterize the morphology and neurofilament content of axons in a mouse model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2E.


Past Lab Members

J. Dan Fenn - MD PhD Student, 2012-2018

BS, Brigham Young University
PhD, Ohio State University
Current position: Medical Student, Ohio State University College of Medicine

PubMed link to Dan’s publications in the Brown lab


Katie Philpot - Research Assistant, 2017-2018

BS, Ohio State University
Current position: Veterinary Medical Student, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Maite Azcorra Sedano - Undergraduate Student, 2015-2016

BS, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Current position: Neuroscience Graduate Student, Northwestern University


Mayuran Ravindran - Undergraduate Student, 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
Current position: Nursing student, Breen School of Nursing, Ursuline College

PubMed link to Cynthia’s publication in the Brown lab


Amrita Mukhopadhyay - Undergraduate Student, 2010-2012

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


Nicholas Taylor - Undergraduate Student, 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 - Postdoctoral Fellow, 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 publications 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 Giniger, 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 Student, 2000-2001

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


Tom Koehnle - Undergraduate Student, 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