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Principal Investigator

Sheng-Han Kuo, MD

H. Houston Merritt Associate Professor of Neurology

Director, Initiative for Columbia Ataxia and Tremor 

Dr. Kuo is a physician-scientist conducting research on diseases of the cerebellum, including ataxia and tremor. Kuo lab uses diverse methodologies to investigate the disease pathophysiology, including postmortem patient brains, preclinical models, and clinical trials, to collectively advance the knowledge of the cerebellar function and to develop therapies for ataxia and tremor. Dr. Kuo is the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Research Fellowship Award, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation Lucien Côté Early Investigator Award in Clinical Genetics, Louis V. Gerstner Jr Scholar Merit Award, American Academy of Neurology Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders, and American Neurological Associate Derek Denny-Brown Award.

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Basic Science Research

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Alexander Fanning, Ph.D.

Program Manager

Ami Kumar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jessica Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Ilaria Balbo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Marilia Sangalli-Bertollo

Research Assistant

Zena Fadel

Research Student

Christina Yegene Chun

Research Student

Keylan Pan

Research Student


Clinical Science Research


Kristen Matulis, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner


Natasha Desai, B.A

Clinical Research Manager


Nadia Amokrane, B.A.

Clinical Research Manager

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Hannah Lee

Clinical Research Assistant


William Hoffman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow

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Sandie Worley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow


Haidyn Emmerich

Clinical Research Associate


Pia Parekh

Clinical Research Assistant


Tiffany Chen

Research  Staff

Alexander Haimovich

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Hannah Lee

Clinical Research Assistant

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Rachel Greip

Clinical Research Assistant

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 Yicheng Lin

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow



Ming-Kai Pan, M.D., Ph.D.

National Taiwan University


Phyllis Faust, M.D., Ph.D.

Columbia University


Elan Louis, M.D., M.Sc.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Lab Alumni


Roy Chi-Ying Lin, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

Charles Chih-Chun Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Christian Amlang, M.D.

Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate University


Miriam Sklerov, M.D.

Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Lan Luo, M.D.

Assistant Professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Deepak Gupta, M.D.

Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont

Julian P. Agin-Liebes, M.D

Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Chun-Lun Ni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Indiana University

Sara Radmard, M.D.

Assistant Professor at Albany Medical Center

Ruo-Yah Lai

Medical Student at the University of South Florida


Danielle Lee

Medical Student at Rutgers University

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