Natalia De Marco Garcia, PhD
Natalia De Marco Garcia, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
The Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College

Camilo Ferrer Fierro, PhD
Camilo Ferrer Fierro, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Stony Brook University ’18

Gülcan Akgül, PhD
Gülcan Akgül, PhD

Assistant Professor in Research
NARSAD Young Investigator
Stony Brook University ’12

Ayan Hussein, PhD
Ayan Hussein, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’22

Andrew Iannone
Andrew Iannone

MD/PhD student. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering, Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program.
NIH NRSA F30 awardee
Harvard College’12

Alexander Donatelle
Alexander Donatelle

Research Associate II
New York University’20

Sam Wacks
Sam Wacks

Research Associate
Brandeis University’20

Robin Zhang
Robin Zhang

Research Associate
University of Michigan ’19

Ross Moseley
Ross Moseley

Research Associate
Cornell University ’22

Nisma Hussein

Undergraduate student
Macaulay honors program at Hunter College (expected graduation 5/2023)

Camille Bonnet

Visiting Graduate Assistant in Neuroscience
University Claude Bernard Lyon (France)

Robert C. Froemke, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Neuroscience and Physiology.

Heidi Stuhlmann, PhD

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology WCMC

Rosa Cossart, PhD

Research Director INMED, INSERM, Marseille, France

Conor Liston, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry WCMC

Anjali M Rajadhyaksha, PhD.

Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Pediatrics WCMC

David Pisapia, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology WCMC

Gabriela Chiosis, PhD

Lab Head, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Past Members
Carmen Macias

ACCESS 2022 undergraduate student
Brandeis University

Rachel Babij

MD/PhD student. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering, Tri Institutional MD-PhD Program.
NIH NRSA F30 awardee
University of Virginia’11
Currently Ophthalmology resident at NYU Langone

Alicia Che, PhD

Instructor in Neuroscience
NARSAD Young Investigator
NINDS K99/R00 awardee
University of Connecticut’14
Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Zhe Ran Duan

MD/PhD student. Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering, Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program.
Cornell University’13
Currently Pathology resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University

Philip Chu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2018)
Currently postdoctoral fellow at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Neurosurgery.

Careen Foord

Rotation student.
Neuroscience graduate program WCMC.
Fall 2020.

Amanda Buch

Rotation student. Neuroscience graduate program, WCMC. Summer 2017.

Andrew Lee

Rotation student. Neuroscience graduate program, WCMC. Summer 2017.

Caitlin Burgdorf

Rotation student. Neuroscience graduate program. Spring 2015

Dave Richard

PhD Student Neuroscience graduate program WCMC.
Stony Brook University ’20

Takumi Otsuka

Research Associate (2016-2020)
University of Connecticut’16

Monica Ferrer Socorro

Research Associate (2014-2016)
Currently MD Pediatrics resident at NYU School of Medicine

Emma Keteku

Summer student. Gateways to the Laboratory Program, Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering,Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program (2016).
Undergraduate student. Harvard University.

Francisco Avellan, MD

Research Volunteer (2016)
Catholic University of Guayaquil’12, Ecuador.

Estefany Garcés, MD

Research Volunteer (2015)
Zulia University’13, Venezuela

Georgiy Yudinstev, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois’19

Melis Inan, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow Manfredi/De Marco labs (2014)
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Positions available
NYC offers an incredible life experience with the highest concentration of scientific, artistic and sport centers in the world. Regardless of your country of origin, you will find activities and a group of people with whom you can identify.

Postdoctoral Fellows
The De Marco lab uses a combination of viral tracing techniques, mouse genetics, patch-clamp recordings and optogenetics to study neuronal development, synaptic function and synaptic connectivity in the mouse brain. We are looking for enthusiastic postdoc candidates preferable with a strong background in neuroscience. Prior experience in neurophysiology, in vivo imaging or mouse genetics is desirable. Interested applicants should send application materials including a CV that describes past research experience and names and contact information of at least three references by email to Dr. Natalia De Marco Garcia (

Graduate students
We are looking for highly motivated graduate students. Students interested in rotating in the lab are encouraged to contact me to set a time to meet and discuss available rotation projects.