Lab Members

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The Muotri Lab uses stem cells, and several molecular tools to investigate fundamental mechanisms of brain development and mental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

 

LAB MEMBERS

 

 

NamePosition
​Credentials

Alysson Muotri, Ph.D. muotri@ucsd.edu ​

​Principal Investigator

Meet the P.I.

Angela Macia, Ph.D.
amaciaortega@ucsd.edu
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​Postdoctoral Fellow
(2015-present)
​Ph.D., Biomedicine, 2014, University of Granada, Spain

M.S., Regenerative Biomedicine, 2010, University of Granada, Spain

B.S., Biological Sciences, 2008, University of Alicante, Spain

Cleber Trujillo, Ph.D. clebertrujillo@gmail.com

​Postdoctoral Fellow
(2011-present)

Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2011, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

B.Sc., Biological Sciences, 2005, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Ellius Kwok
elliuskwok@gmail.com
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​Graduate Student
(2016-present)
​B.S. Physiology & Neuroscience, 2016, University of California, San Diego

​Helen Cristina Miranda, Ph.D. helenmirna@gmail.com

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​Postdoctoral Fellow
(2011-present)

Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, 2010, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Master, Immunopathology, 2005, State University of Londrina, Brazil

B.Sc., Biomedicine, 2004, State University of Londrina, Brazil

Isabella Fernandes
 isr004@ucsd.edu
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​Postdoctoral Fellow
(2016-present)
​Ph.D., Science, 2015, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

M.S., Science, 2010, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

B.S., Pharm.D., 2008, Universidade Paulista, Brazil
Nicholas Liang
liang.nicholas.21@gmail.com
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​Master Student
​B.S. Human Biology, 2015, University of California, San Diego

M.S. Biological Sciences, 2017, University of California, San Diego
Nicole Suarze
nasuarez@ucsd.edu
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​UCSD Contiguous BS/MS Program Student​B.S. Human Biology, 2016, UCSD
B.S. Psychology/Human Health, 2016, UCSD

​Pinar Mesci, Ph.D.
pmesci@ucsd.edu

 

​Postdoctoral Fellow
(2014-present)

Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2013, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE 

M.S., Biology of Aging, 2009, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE 

B.S., Life Sciences, 2007, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE

Priscilla Davidson Negraes, Ph.D.
prinegraes@ucsd.edu


​Staff Research Associate III (2016-present)
​B.Sc. Biological Sciences, 2001, State University of Londrina, Brazil

M.Sc. Genetics and Breeding, 2003 - State University of Londrina, Brazil

Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Genetics), 2007 - Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

Postdoctoral Researcher, Neuroscience and Stem Cells, 2011 - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Visiting Scholar, Neuroscience and Stem Cells, 2014, University of California, San Diego, USA
Sarah Romero, B.S.
s8romero@ucsd.edu
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​Staff Research Associate (2016-present)
​B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2015, University of California, San Diego

​Spencer Moore (MSTP) s2moore@ucsd.edu

​​Graduate Student
(2014-present)

Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD Student

BS, Neuroscience, 2012, UCLA

​Stephanie Ting
s.tingray@yahoo.com
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​Student​B.S., Computer Science with Bioinformatics, 2018, UC San Diego
Wirla Pontes
wirlapontes74@gmail.com
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​Staff Research (2016-present)
​Biomedica the Methodist University of Sao Paulo
Specialist in human reproduction.