Research Faculty and Staff

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The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is committed to research as a critical part of our mission. Our research faculty and staff include:

~ Molecular Biology Research Lab Team ~
Michael Kaplitt, MD, PhD
Michael G. Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research

Marlon McGill, Senior Research Technician
Zachary Rosenfeld
Mihaela A. Stavarache

~Pediatric Neuro-oncology Laboratory Research Team~
Dr. Mark Souweidane
Mark M. Souweidane, M.D.

Vice Chair and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery


Uday Maachani, Ph.D., Instructor of Biochemistry in Neurological Surgery

~Biological Spine Tissue Research Team~
Dr. Roger Hartl
Roger Härtl, M.D.
Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma
Peter Grunert, M.D.
Marjan Alimi, M.D.

Yu Moriguchi, M.D.

~Epilepsy Research Laboratory Team~
Theodore Schwartz MD
Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
Director, Center for Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery


Hongtao Ma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Neurological Surgery
Mingrui Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Neurological Surgery
Poornima Gadamsetty, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate
Eliza Baird-Daniel, Research Assistant

~Pediatric Neuro-oncology Laboratory Team~
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield
Jeffrey Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

 
Prajwal Rajappa, M.D., Pediatric Brain Tumor Fellow

~ Surgical Innovations Laboratory Team ~
Antonio Bernardo,MD
Antonio Bernardo, M.D.
Surgical Innovations Laboratory
 
Alexander Evins, research fellow