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Principal Investigator

   

  

       Yen-Yu Ian Shih, Ph.D. 

  

          Office: 3104 Bioinformatics Building, 130 Mason Farm Rd, CB# 7513, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

          Lab: 121, 127, and 131 Medical Research Building D, 124 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
          Tel: 919-843-4729

          Email: shihy@unc.edu

 

  

  

Current Positions and Affiliations: 

               Director of Small Animal MRI, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               Adjunct Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina/North Carolina State University
           
   Faculty Member, Neurobiology Curriculum (Biological & Biomedical Science Program), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               Faculty Member, Neuroscience Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               Faculty Member, McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

               Associate Faculty Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
           
  
Affiliate Faculty Member, Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  

Funding/Selected Awards: NIH R01, R21, American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Ellen Schapiro & Gerald Axelbaum Investigator, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Junior Fellow Award, UNC Junior Faculty Development Award. American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

  


Postdoctoral Fellows

 

                                   

2013             Manasmita Das, Ph.D. (dmanasmi@email.unc.edu)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate

                         Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program

 

 

                                   

2014             Maggie Broadwater, Ph.D. (maggiebroadwater@yahoo.com)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate (primary mentor: Dr. Donita Robinson)

 

 

                                   

2015             Sung-Ho Lee, D.V.M., Ph.D. (shlee@unc.edu)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

 


Students

 

           

2012             Heather Decot (decot@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Student, BBSP-Neurobiology (primary mentor: Dr. Garret Stuber)

   

           

2013             Daniel Albaugh, M.S. (albaugh@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                         F31 NRSA predoctoral training grant, NINDS

    

           

2013             Esteban Oyarzabal (oyarzaba@live.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                        T32 IVB predoctoral training grant, NHLBI

  

           

2014             Lindsay Walton (waltonlr@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Student, Chemistry (primary mentor: Dr. Mark Wightman)

  

           

2015             Brittany Katz (bgd1937@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Rotation Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

 

           

2015             Yang Yu (yangyu@unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Student, Statistics (primary mentor: Dr. Hongtu Zhu)

 

           

2015             Martin MacKinnon (1005995M@student.gla.ac.uk)

                         Visiting Research Scholar (home institute: University of Glasgow, Scotland)

 

           

2014             Neal Shah (neals@live.unc.edu)

                         Undergraduate Student, Chemistry

                         UNC-SURF grant awardee

 

  

           

2015             Carolyn Liu (carolynl@live.unc.edu)

                         Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

 

 


Lab Manager

 

 

           

2015            Alex Ilyasov (ilyasov@live.unc.edu)

                        

 


Lab Alumni

 

           

2015             Nathalie Van Den Berge (Nathalie.VanDenBerge@UGent.be)

                         Visiting Research Scholar (home institute: Ghent University, Belgium)

 

 

           

2015                Veronica Murphy (vamurphy@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Rotation Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                         Current Position: UNC Gilmore lab

  

           

2015                Andrew Plotnikov (aplotnikov95@gmail.com)

                         Undergraduate Student, Biology

 

 

           

2014 2015    Charles Zhou (zhouz@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Rotation student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                         Current Position: UNC Frohlich lab

  

                                   

2014 2015    Yuhui Li, Ph.D. (yuhui_li@med.unc.edu)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate (primary mentor: Dr. Flavio Frohlich)

                         Current Position: UNC Frohlich lab 

 

                                   

2012 2014    Yu-Chieh Jill Kao, Ph.D. (ykao@unc.edu)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate

                         Current Position: Research Faculty at Taipei Medical University

 

           

2014               Alex Ilyasov (alexanderilyasov@gmail.com)

                         Undergraduate Student, Biology

 

           

2014                Jessica Bullins (jbullins@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Rotation Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                         Current Position: UNC Gilmore lab

 

                                   

2013 2014    Ting He, Ph.D. (tinghe@live.unc.edu)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate (primary mentor: Dr. Juan Song)

                         Current Position: UNC Song lab

 

 

                                   

2013 2014    Hui Li, M.D. (13513809946@163.com)

                         Visiting Postdoctoral Research Scholar

                         Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair of Radiology, Henan Chinese Hospital, China

 

  

                                   

2012 2013    Wenjing Li, M.D. (wenjingl@email.unc.edu)

                         Visiting Postdoctoral Research Scholar

                         Current Position: Geriatrician, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

 

  

           

2012 2013    John Younce, (john_younce@med.unc.edu)

                         Medical Student, UNC School of Medicine

                         Howard Holderness Grant Scholar

                         Current Position: Neurology Resident, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

 

                                   

2013                Shaili Jha (scjha@email.unc.edu)

                         Ph.D. Rotation Student, BBSP-Neurobiology

                         Current Position: UNC Knickmeyer lab

  

                                   

2012 2013    Chris Kao (ckao@live.unc.edu)

                         Undergraduate Student, Chemistry (Biochemistry Track) and Psychology Double Major

                         Current Position: Research Scientist at Tyton Biosciences

 

                                   

2012 2013    Dong Chen (dongchen@live.unc.edu)

                         Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

                         Current Position: PhD student, University of Houston

 

                                   

2013                Gunhyo Choi, M.S. (ckhyo@msn.com)

                         Visiting Research Scholar

 

                        

2012 2013    Maoxuan Lin, M.D. (linmaoxuan@hotmail.com)

                         Visiting Postdoctoral Research Scholar

                         Current Position: Graduate student, UNC Charlotte

 

                       

2012 2013    Hsin-Yi Lai, Ph.D. (happydry@ms36.hinet.net)

                         Postdoctoral Research Associate

                         Current Position: Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, China