Perlingeiro Lab Members
Alessandro Magli, Ph.D.
Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine
Joined the Lab: April 2009
Education: 2008 PhD - Molecular & Regenerative Medicine - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Research Interests: Molecular Mechanisms behind Cell Differentiation, specifically Various Transcription Factor Contribution to Cell Fate Determination
- 2015 - Recipient of the Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Educational Grant
2010 - FASEB Summer Research Conferences - Skeletal Muscle Satellite and Stem Cells. July 18 – 23 - Carefree, AZ, USA. Magli A. (oral presentation). "Molecular analysis of Pax3-dependent gene regulation in the embryonic skeletal myogenic program."
2010 - Visscher symposium – June 3rd, Minneapolis (MN) USA Magli A (oral presentation). "Insights on mesoderm formation: a new role for Pax3."
Karim Azzag, Ph.D.
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Joined the lab: January 2018
Education: 2017 PhD, cellular biology, Montpellier II University
Research Interests: Molecular Mechanisms behind Cell Differentiation and iPSC-based cell therapy for muscular dystrophies
June Baik, Ph.D.
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Joined the Lab: November 2007
Education: 2015 Ph.D. – Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics – University of Minnesota
Research Interests: The role of endoglin in leukemia
- 2017-2019 Recipient, Hartwell Foundation Fellowship, Hartwell Foundation, United states
2017 Recipient, Hematology Research Training Program (2T32HL007062), NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), United States
2014-2016 Recipient, PCBC Skills and Development Trainee Award (UMN Hub), and PCBC Jump Start Grant, NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), United States
2014-2015 Recipient, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, United States
2013-2015 Recipient, MN Muscle Training Grant (5T32AR007612-12), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United State
Neha Dhoke, Ph.D.
Position: Post-Doctoral Associate
Joined the Lab- December 2017
Education:PhD 2017 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Research Interests: Targeting dystroglycanopathies using pluripotent stem cell-derived myogeneic progenitors
Accomplishments: Abstract for oral presentation accepted for 2020 annual meeting of the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy
Position: Lab Manager, Researcher 2
Joined the Lab: April 2013
Education: 2004 BS – Biology – University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Cardiology and Muscular Dystrophy, previous research included vascular biology and sickle cell anemia
Position: Researcher 1
Joined the lab: March 2018
Education: M.S., Biology and Computer Science, Bowling Green State University
Research Interests: In vivo studies of Muscular Dystrophies
Position: M.D.-Ph.D. Student (MSTP)
Joined the Lab: July 2018
Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology-Neurobiology
Research Interests: My primary scientific interest is to understand the mechanisms driving cellular degeneration with an emphasis on early detection, rescue, and prevention. One of my goals is to use patient-derived and CRISPR-Cas9-corrected iPSCs in the context of striated muscle differentiation (diseased and normal stage), and the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) as a platform for drug screening, and to unravel biological processes that might not be easily accessible in vivo. My ultimate goal is to develop an in vitro model of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies using hiPSCs: skeletal muscle, motor neurons, and cardiomyocytes.
Accomplishments: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 Fellowship, NHLBI, March 5, 2020
Position: PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology and Physiology
Joined the Lab: October 2013
Education: B.Sc. Biology, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica 2012
M.S. in Stem Cell Biology, University of Minnesota, 2015
Candidate to Professional Master's degree in Project Management, Universidad Latina, San José, Costa Rica
Research Interests: In vitro modeling of muscular dystrophies
- 2019 Award for Best Poster, Dept. of Medicine Hebbel Research Day, University of Minnesota, MN, United States
2015-2019 PINN fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Costa Rica
2016 Allan Hemingway Scholarship, Integrated Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota, MN, United States
2014 2nd Annual Regional Regeneration Symposium, November 2014, oral presentation: "In vitro modeling of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using patient-specific iPS cell-derived skeletal muscle derivatives." University of Minnesota, MN, United States
Position: Graduate Student
Joined the Lab: March 2018
Education: BS Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate student in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, Expected graduation-2022
Research Interests: In vitro modeling of Duchene and Becker muscular dystrophies using skeletal muscles from patient-derived iPSCs.
Joined the lab: December 2019
Education: Expected Graduation Date 2022: B.A., Human Physiology, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Clinical applications of myogenic progenitor cells specifically as related to therapy of heart cells
Joined the lab: September 2019
Education: Expected Graduation Date 2022: B.S., Microbiology, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Muscular Dystrophy