Current Trainees: Postdoctoral Training in Brain Disorders and Development

Jimmy Lloyd Holder Jr, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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David Li-Kroeger, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

Christopher Ward, Ph.D.

Instructor/Director Mouse Metabolism and Phenotyping Core


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Rett Syndrome; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Animal Behavior and Physiology; Data Analysis and Management; Phenotyping

Former Trainees

Ismael Al-Ramahi, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Huntington's Disease

Christine Beck, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski Syndromes

Valerie Bomben, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy

Amy Brewster, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy

John Broussard, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Learning and Memory; Epilepsy

Juan Crespo-Barreto, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Diseases

Edward Glasscock, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy

Robin P. Goin-Kochel, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Autism

Ken Kishida, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Autism

Timothy Mahoney, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Stephen Maricich, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Hindbrain development 

Jim Owens, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy

Andon Placzek, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy

Melissa Ramocki, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Rett Syndrome 

Carlos Ballester Rosado, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Sensory map formation and plasticity

Rodney Samaco, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Rett Syndrome

Chao Tong, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Disorders 

Matt Weston, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Epilepsy