Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Opal Laboratory

Lab Members

Meet the Lab team members. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator

 
Puneet Opal

Puneet Opal, MD, PhD
p-opal( at )northwestern.edu
Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Cell and Molecular Biology
312-503-4699
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Postdoctoral Fellows

 
ChandrakanthEdamakanti (Chandu)

Chandrakanth Edamakanti (Chandu), PhD
chandu( at )northwestern.edu
PhD: University of Würzburg, Germany

Research interests: pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, polyglutamine disorders, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, expanded protein aggregation

JimmyGeorge

Jimmy George, PhD
jimmy.george( at )northwestern.edu
PhD: University of Coimbra, Portugal

Research interests: Understanding the role of senescence in neurodegeneration

 

Shikha Prasad, PhD
shikha.prasad( at )northwestern.edu
PhD: Texas Tech University Health Sciences and Center

Research interests: neurodegeneration, neuropathy, protein degradation, biotherapeutics, neurofilaments

Graduate Students

 
Natalie Frederick

Natalie Frederick
fred( at )u.northwestern.edu
BS (Biochemistry & Neurobiology): University of Wisconsin

Research interests: Understanding transcriptional dysregulation underlying dystonia

MatthewMullen

Matthew Mullen
matthewmullen2015( at )u.northwestern.edu
BS (Neuroscience): University of Rochester

Research interests: Understanding molecular mechanisms of spinocerebellar ataxia pathogenesis

Technical Staff

 

James Coy-Dibley
james.coy-dibley( at )northwestern.edu
Lab Technician
BS (Neurobiology & Neurosciences): DePaul University

Undergraduate Students

 
ParthShah

Parth Shah
parthshah2019( at )u.northwestern.edu
BS (Biochemistry/Biophysics & Economics): Northwestern University, 2019

Research interests: molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, therapeutic development/delivery systems, precision/regenerative medicine

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