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Current Lab Members

Seth Ament

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Institute for Genome Sciences Maryland Psychiatric Research Center University of Maryland --…

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Marcia Cortes

Laboratory Research Manager

M.S. in Biological Sciences, Universidad de Chile

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Brian Herb

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Brian is a Research Associate who studies the development, function, and disease etiology of cell types in the brain through novel bioinformatic analyses…

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Sterling Arjona

Sterling is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Seth Ament’s lab. She is currently studying the role of SETD1A mutations in the pathogenesis of…

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Yumna Ahmed

Yumna is a research fellow in the Ament lab exploring the clinical effects of SETD1A in the Old Order Amish population. She's interested…

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Bobby Lease

I am a fifth year PhD student in the lab. My research uses patient-derived stem cells to uncover mechanisms that could increase risk…

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Ben Grissom

Ben is a PhD candidate in the Molecular Medicine program's Genome Biology track. He works with single cell sequencing data and is excited…

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Aditi Biswas

Aditi is a graduate student in the Genome Biology track of the Molecular Medicine program. Her academic interests include single-cell and spatial transcriptomics,…

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Bareera Qamar

Bareera completed her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Physiology.…

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Erin Wildermuth

Erin is an MD/PhD student interested in molecular aging and the human brain. When she isn't thinking, writing or reading about human progress…

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Naushaba Hasin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Biology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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Rediet Oshone

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Genetics, University of New Hampshire

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Lab Affiliates

Carlo Colantuoni. Bioinformatics Software Engineer (part-time), Institute for Genome Sciences, and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lab Alumni

Naushaba Hasin, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2020; Current: Scientist at MilliporeSigma

Rediet Oshone, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2021, Current: Genome Engineering Scientist, Colossal Biosciences

Elizabeth Humphries, PhD in Molecular Epidemiology, 2017-2021; Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Gurmannat Kalra, PhD in Molecular Medicine, Current: Computational Biologist, GlaxoSmithKline

Wissam Saleh, MS in Human Genetics, 2017-2020; Current: Lecturer in Palestine

Sonia Malaya, MS in Human Genetics, 2017-2019; Research Fellow 2019-2022; Current: UMB PhD Program in Neuroscience

Fahimeh Mirakhori, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019, Current: Stem Cell Engineering Scientist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Christopher Bain, Undergraduate Intern (UMBC, Meyerhoff), 2020-2021

Shelvonne Burton, Undergraduate Intern (UMBC, Meyerhoff), 2020-2021

Samaneh Ali, Undergraduate Intern (UMBC, Meyerhoff, U-RISE), 2020-2022; Current: Technician, Ament Lab

Parth Bhatia, MS in Human Genetics, 2020-2022; Current: Research Fellow, Mass General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Jayme Choe, MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2021-2022; Current: Clinical Psychology PhD Program, Long Island University

Alex Casella, MD/PhD in Molecular Medicine, 2017-2023; Current: Residency in Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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