Postdoc Riccardo Sirtori, MBBS, PhD Graduate Students Michelle Gregoire (BES-CMB) Emily Potts (INP) Alicia Collins (INP) Undergraduate Students Liviana Donatelli (INP, Psy) Alex Burns (INP) Bhavya Chatragadda (INP, CMB-microbiology) Emilie Gastone (CMB) Past members – Undergrads Tinu Oladele  Kofo Adebiyi Elizabeth Murphy

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Graduate Students Receive Top Awards at Neuron 2023

April 27, 2023 URI neuroscience graduate students Emily Potts and Michelle Gregoire received awards at the Neuron 2023 research conference at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine on Sunday, April 23. The event was co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut. Students from the labs of Ryan Institute assistant professors Claudia Fallini and […]

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Looking to spinal motor neurons to investigate the mysteries of ALS

Using his unique in vivo approach, Assistant Professor Marin Manuel investigates electrical activity in the spinal motor neurons in a disease model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mysterious and fatal disorder where nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord break down, rapidly progressing […]

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Q&A: Giuseppe Coppotelli, Ph.D.

Giuseppe Coppotelli, Ph.D. investigates how protein homeostasis deregulation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging brain could contribute to chronic inflammation and dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. What drew you to this area of research?Growing up, I was always curious about living organisms. How do plants grow? How do they know to turn their leaves to […]

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