Brian D. McCabe, Ph.D.
Our lab is part of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center. We are also members of the Columbia University Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease. I received my B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England and my postdoctoral research was carried out at the University of California at Berkeley. I currently serve as an academic editor of the journal PLoS One and as a member of the Faculty of 1000. Photo: Chris Taggart
Ph.D., Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences[+]
I have generated new Drosophila models for the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I have also developed improved tools for Drosophila transgenics and I am working on novel mutants that cause dramatic overgrowth of neuromuscular junction synapses.
Interested Undergrads should contact Brian
- Postdoctoral Fellows[+]
Wendy Imlach - currently at the Queensland Brain Institute, Australia.
Zeina Chamoun - currently at INSERM in Paris, France
Anindya Sen - currently at Biogen Idec, Boston
Gabriel Gasque - currently at Rockefeller University, New York.
- Graduate Students[+]
Jonathan Brent, MD/PhD - currently at Columbia Medical School
Erin Savner, MD/PhD - currently at Columbia Medical School
Ellen Penney, MD/PhD - currently at Harvard Medical School
Kristen Werner, PhD - currently postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University
Kaben Schwartz, MA in Biotechnology - currently at ImClone systems
Pao-Shu Wu, MA in Biotechnology - currently in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
- Research Assistants[+]
Trudy Morrison - currently in Medical School in Jamaica
Valentina Ramirez - currently in Medical School in South Africa
- Undergraduate Students[+]Mitchell Hayes