Lab Members

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

Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.
muotri@ucsd.edu
Principal Investigator
Meet the P.I.
​​Angela Macia, Ph.D.
amaciaortega@ucsd.edu
Angela Macia.jpg​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
Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2011, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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


Ellius Kwok
elliuskwok@gmail.com
Ellius Wok.jpgB.S. Physiology & Neuroscience, 2016, University of California, San Diego
​Helen Cristina Miranda, Ph.D.
helenmirna@gmail.com​
Helennewcrop.jpgPh.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​
Isabellanew.jpgPh.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
Nicole Suarze
nasuarez@ucsd.edu
Nicole.jpg​B.S. Human Biology, 2016, UCSD

B.S. Psychology/Human Health, 2016, UCSD
​Pinar Mesci, Ph.D.
pmesci@ucsd.edu
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 
Priscilla Davidson Negraes, Ph.D.
pnegraes@ucsd.edu
​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
Spencer Moore (MSTP) 
s2moore@ucsd.edu
Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD Student

BS, Neuroscience, 2012, UCLA



Jacob Jeziorski
jjeziors@ucsd.edu
BS Physiology and Neuroscience 2017

Master's Student 

Wirla Pontes
wirlapontes74@gmail.com
Wirla Pontesnew.jpg​Biomedica the Methodist University of Sao Paulo
Specialist in human reproduction.

Cedric E Snethlage
csnethla@ucsd.edu
BMS Graduate student (2017-present)

M.S., Biomedical Sciences, 2015, San Francisco State University

B.S., Biological Sciences, 2010, UC Santa Cruz