My research lab has and continues to evolve with my changing interests.
We have worked on a collaboration with members of the Boulis Lab (Emory University). The goal of the project was to develop gene therapy treatments for motor neuron disorders. Our lab described the distribution of adenoviral-associated viral vectors in rat brain, as well as what cell types were transfected by the virus. The work resulted in a publication with my former research student Laura Kanz as a student co-author:
Donsante A., McEachin Z., Riley J., Leung C., **Kanz L., O’Connor D., Boulis N. (2016). Intracerebroventricular delivery of self-complementary adeno-associated virus. Gene Therapy. 23(5):401-7.
We also completed a collaboration with Dr. Bill Grisham on a student lab that uses MRIs from healthy subjects to look for sex differences in corpus callosum. Two students (Leena Kasa and Imrin Goraya are two former student research co-authors).
Leung C.H., Goraya I.., Kasa L., Schottler N.A., Grisham W. (2022). Measuring sex differences in the corpus callosum by undergraduates at a small and a large institution. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. Submitted.
We are currently working on another MRI based lab to look at sex differences in the optic nerve.
The students in our lab have the opportunity to participate in local and national neuroscience meetings. Pictured below is Anila, Carolina, Dr. Leung and Laura at the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience in Allentown, PA (2013).