Principal Investigator

Stefanie Geisler, MD

Dr. Stefanie Geisler is a board certified Neurologist with subspecialty certification in Neuromuscular Medicine.  She received her MD from the Charite, the Medical School of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.  Her thesis work focused on the subnuclear organization of the habenular complex.  Her subsequent post-doctoral research with Scott Zahm at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Roy Wise at NIH/National Institute on Drug Addiction concerned the anatomical, neurochemical and behavioral organization of the mesolimbic dopamine system.  She then completed the residency program in neurology, followed by the neuromuscle fellowship, both at Washington University in Saint Louis. During residency, she joined the laboratory of Aaron DiAntonio (Developmental Biology). There and in collaboration with Jeffrey Milbrandt (Genetics) she developed her current interest in molecular mechanisms in peripheral neuropathies, which she presently continues to investigate in her laboratory in the Department of Neurology at Washington University.

Research Technicians

Sarah Yang, BA

Sarah graduated with a BA in Biology and minor in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently the research coordinator for the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), and is working to identify a biomarker that can reliably monitor the progression of neuropathy in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy patients. 

Lab Alumni

Galen Cheng, BS

Research Technician II (May 2018- May 2019) 

Galen is currently a medical student at the University of Rochester. 

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Ryan Doan, BS

Research Technician II (June 2015 – May 2018)

Ryan is currently in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the Vollum Institute – Oregon Health & Science University.

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Shay (Xin) Huang, BA

Research Technician II (June 2017 – June 2018)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (June 2015- June 2018)

Xin is currently a medical student at the University of Chicago.

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