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Herbert M. Geller

Herbert M. Geller, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator

(301) 435-6719

Dr. Geller received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from CWRU.  After a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Rochester with Don Woodward, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was a Professor.  He came to NIH in 2001.

Hiro Katagiri

Hiro Katagiri, Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Staff Scientist

(301) 402-3305

Hiro received his bachelors and Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo.  He came to Gordon Guroff's lab at NIH after a postdoctoral fellowship with Mark Ginsberg at the Scripps Institute.  He is involved with every aspect of research in the lab, and is currently focused on the structure/function relationships of the LAR family of protein tyrosine phosphatases as proteoglycan receptors. 

Caitlin Mencio

Caitlin Mencio, Ph.D., Universty of Utah
Postdoctoral Fellow

(301) 496-2651

Caitlin received her bachelors degree from Texas Christian University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Balagurunathan Kuberan's lab working on proteoglycans in songbirds.  She joined the Geller lab in 2015, where she is working on how the modification of GAG chain synthesis affects neuronal growth. 

Sharada Tilve

Sharada Tilve, Ph.D., Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa
Postdoctoral Fellow

(301) 402-3530

Sharada received her bachelors degree from the University of Mumbai, a masters degree from Bristol University and her Ph.D. from the the Italian Institute of Technology.   She joined the Geller lab in 2016, where she is interested in the role of the cytoskeleton in  neuronal growth. 

Haruna Nagase

Haruna Nagase, B. S., Gifu University
Graduate Student, Gifu University
Visiting Fellow, NHLBI

(301) 451-3835

Haruna is working on signaling mechanisms of proteoglcyans. 

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