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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. 


Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
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Cleber Trujillo, Ph.D.

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

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

Angela Macia, Ph.D.

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
Isabella Fernandes

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 

Jacob Jeziorski

B.S. Physiology and Neuroscience 2017

​Master's Student

Pinar Mesci 

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

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

B.S. in Biology, 2010, University of California, Santa Cruz

Aurian Saleh

B.S Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2018

​​Gabriela Goldberg

Wirla Pontesnew.jpg
B.S., Chemistry, 2016, Florida International University

Wirla Pontes

Wirla Pontesnew.jpgBiomedica the Methodist University of Sao Paulo Specialist in human reproduction.


Jason W Adams


B.S. Human Biology, 2014B.A. Psychology, 2014 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Xiwei Shan, Ph.D.

​Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2018, Stony Brook University, NY

B.S. Biotechnology, 2011, Shandong University, China

Tram Tran

B.S. Physiology and Neuroscience 2020