Summer Research TeamSummer Research Team

From left to right: Mina Nekouei (Research Scholar, Ph.D. Candidate), Caroline Barham (Research Technician), UjwaniNukala (Graduate Student, Ph.D. Candidate), and Nicole Occidental (Summer Research Student, Rising Senior from Episcopal Collegiate School)

Research Team

Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D.

Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

The goal of my laboratory is to develop animal models to study motor neuron disease and utilizes our extensive experience on pre-clinical studies for disease like ALS to unravel the mechanism of neurodegeneration. My lab uses these resources to develop drug discovery strategies in fulfilling the unmet need of patients.


Caroline Barham, B.S.Caroline Barham, B.S. (Research Technician)

Caroline joined Dr. Kiaei’s lab in 2017.





Mina Nekouei, M.S.Mina Nekouei, M.S. (Visiting Graduate Student)

Mina is a Ph.D. Phytochemistry visiting student from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran.   She is studying proflin1 aggregation in Dr. Kiaei’s lab.