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 )
Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Cell and Molecular Biology
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Research Assistant Professor

ChandrakanthEdamakanti (Chandu)

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellows


Jimmy George, PhD at )
PhD: University of Coimbra, Portugal

Research interests: Understanding the role of senescence in neurodegeneration


Deepak Kumar, PhD
deepak.kumar1( at )
PhD: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India


Vishwa Mohan, PhD
mohanv( at )
PhD: Sanjay Gandhipostgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India


Jean-Michel Paumier, PhD
jean-michel.paumier( at )
PhD: Aix Marseille University, France

Lab Manager


James Zewe
james.zewe( at )

Research Staff

Morgan Pooler

Morgan Pooler
morgan.pooler( at )
BS (Biological Sciences): University of Wisconsin-Madison

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