research Team

  • Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD, Director, Principal investigator
  • Belen Pascual, BS, PhD, Co-Director, Principal investigator
  • Masahiro Fujita, MD, PhD, PET core director
  • Alireza Faridar, MD, Clinical Neurology
  • M. Obadah Nakawah, MD, Clinical Neurology
  • Christine Rizk, MD, Clinical Research
  • Juan Toledo, MD, Clinical Research
  • Johanna Appleton, Research Assistant
  • Victoria Arbones, RN, Research Coordinator
  • Kathleen Bradbury, Research Assistant
  • Peter Cook, Financial Analyst 
  • Nilene Crisci, Clinical Research Nurse
  • Quentin Funk, BS, PhD, Biostatistician
  • Jennifer Garrett, RN, Research Coordinator
  • Mica Gabrielle Mangibin, Clinical Research Nurse
  • Chimaoge Onyechi, Research Coordinator
  • Andrea Franco Panco, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Elsa Ruiz, Clinical Research Specialist
  • Muhammad H. Shahid, MD, Research Associate

Local Collaborators

Distant Collaborators

  • Brad C. Dickerson, MD, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos, Boston, MA
  • Nikos Makris, MD, PhD, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos, Boston, MA
  • Paolo Zanotti Fregonara, MD, PhD, NIH

Lab Alumni

  • M. Samy Abdullah, MD, Postdoctoral fellow (Neurology Resident at UT San Antonio)
  • Sahil Bajaj, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow
  • Jordan Ashcraft, BS, Research assistant (graduate school of med., Univ. of Florida)
  • David Dalton, BS, Research assistant (graduate school of med., UT San Antonio)
  • Nate Lee, BS, Research assistant (graduate school of medicine, Georgetown Univ.)
  • Mark Hollenbeck, BS, Programmer / Data analyst 
  • Clarisa D. Ting, BS, Research assistant
  • Neha Pal, BS, (graduate school of medicine, Texas A&M)
  • Carolina Sirias, Undergraduate student (undergraduate school, UT Austin)