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
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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


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
​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
Ellius Kwok
elliuskwok@gmail.com
Ellius Wok.jpgB.S. Physiology & Neuroscience, 2016, University of California, San Diego
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
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
Jacob Jeziorski
jjeziors@ucsd.edu
BS Physiology and Neuroscience 2017

Master's Student 

​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
​​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

Spencer Moore (MSTP) 
s2moore@ucsd.edu
Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD Student

BS, Neuroscience, 2012, UCLA



Aurian Saleh

B.S Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2018
Wirla Pontes
wpontes@ucsd.edu
Wirla Pontesnew.jpg​Biomedica the Methodist University of Sao Paulo
Specialist in human reproduction.