Center for ALS Research and Therapy

Research Staff & Assistants

Research Staff

Melissa McAlonis-Downes

Research Project Specialist
Research Focus: provide consultation and surgical expertise to those who have transgenic experiments. Primary focus is Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy for Familial ALS and Huntington's disease models.
Education: MS, Johns Hopkins University, 2002; BS Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1999

Eveline Arnold

Graduate Student
Research Focus: investigating the molecular mechanisms through which mutations in TDP-43 contribute to the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neurodegeneration.
Education: Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, 2006-present; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Kim Pytel

Research Staff
Education: BS, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006

Jon Artates

Research Staff
Research Focus: working to characterize a gene silencing therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease.
Education: BS, UC San Diego, 2006

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Ranier Borda
  • Ngoc Bui
  • Grace Chen
  • Rost Chudnovskiy
  • Jae Chung
  • David Doerner
  • Oliver Fang
  • Sandra Lee
  • Jacqueline Moran
  • Han Jin Park
  • Seiya Tokunaga
  • Devesh Vashistha
  • Anne Vetto
  • Nina Xue