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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

asf2200@cumc.columbia.edu

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Ami Kumar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ak4805@cumc.columbia.edu

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Jessica Taylor

Administrative Assistant 

jtp2154@cumc.columbia.edu

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Marilia Sangalli-Bertollo

Research Assistant

mb5240@cumc.columbia.edu

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Ilaria Balbo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ib2526@cumc.columbia.edu

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Zena Fadel

Research Student

zaf2113@tc.columbia.edu

Clinical Science Research

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Kristen Matulis, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

klm2257@cumc.columbia.edu

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Natasha Desai, B.A

Clinical Research Manager

nd2528@cumc.columbia.edu

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Nadia Amokrane, B.A.

Clinical Research Manager

na2855@cumc.columbia.edu

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Hannah Lee

Clinical Research Assistant

hhl2124@cumc.columbia.edu

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William Hoffman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow

wrh2118@cumc.columbia.edu

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Pia Parekh

Clinical Research Assistant

ppp2135@cumc.columbia.edu

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Sandie Worley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow

syw2123@cumc.columbia.edu

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Tiffany Chen

Research  Staff

tchen58@jhu.edu

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Haidyn Emmerich

Clinical Research Associate

he2281@cumc.columbia.edu

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Alexander Haimovich

Clinical Research Coordinator

ah3912@cumc.columbia.edu

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Rachel Greip

Clinical Research Assistant 

rg3495@cumc.columbia.edu

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 Yicheng Lin

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow 

yclin45.y@nycu.edu.tw

Collaborators

 

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

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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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