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Team

Chu Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Liqiang Chen received his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Fudan University and started his postdoctoral position in the September 2019. Liqiang was trained in utilizing multidisciplinary approaches to understand the basic neurobiology of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and depression. His project aims to understand the cellular and synaptic changes in cortico-basal ganglia network using mouse models of parkinsonism.

Kim Cousineau, MPA
Executive Assistant
Samuel Daniels, B.A.
Research Technician

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Samuel Daniels received his B.A. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University in 2019. Sam is experienced in a variety biochemical, molecula, and genetic approaches. Sam joined the lab as a research technician in March 2020, and provides support to multiple projects in the lab. He is also responsible for general lab management.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Chetan Nagaraja earned his Ph.D. in neurosciences from Uppsala University and a B.S. in engineering in medical electronics from MSRIT Visveswaraya Technological University. His graduate work focused on activity patterns in interneurons and motoneurons, during fictive locomotion and other assays. After his Ph.D. studies, he was a postdoc at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, investigating if motoneuronal inputs into the central nervous system persist to adulthood. In 2020, he joined the lab of Dr. Hong-Yuan Chu as a postdoctoral fellow.

Jacob Best
Summer Intern/Research Technician

05/2019 – 10/2019

Yerim Kim, B.S.
Research Technician

03/2019 – 08/2020