Group Members

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Pharmacology

Postdoc,   Snyder Lab

                      Dawson Lab 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

PhD, Cell Biology

Engelhardt Lab

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MBBCh, Medicine & Surgery

Msc, Histology & Genetics

Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt


Djeneba Sidibe

Research Assistant

A.A.S. in Biotechnology from Baltimore City Community College,  

B.S. in Biology from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  

Research interest: I worked in labs studying neurodevelopment disorders and the neurobiology of autoimmune diseases, making me drawn to Neuroscience. I have an interest in understanding the psychology and neurobiology of drug addiction. 

Laura Ventura

Graduate Student (rotation)

Laura Ventura is a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland School of Medicine pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2021 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Laura is interested in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain conditions.

Ayush Patel

Undergraduate Research Intern

Ayush is interested in research about neurotransmitters: understanding how they are synthesized, released, and received by neurons and how they impact neural communication. He is also interested in investigating the impact of neural plasticity on behavior, how it contributes to learning and memory, and how it impacts behavior in health and disease.

Lab Alumni

Tolu Adelaja (High School Intern)

Adedola Adebamowo (Graduate Rotstion Student)

America Bustos Segura (Graduate Rotation Student)

Lakota Watson (Graduate Rotation Student)