People

Meet the Principal Investigator

Ram Madabhushi, Ph.D.

Ram Madabhushi, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Madabhushi graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Weill Graduate School of Cornell University in New York, where he studied how cytokinesis is coordinated with chromosome segregation in the bacterial model organism, E. coli. Subsequently, Dr. Madabhushi conducted his postdoctoral research at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, where he studied mechanisms governing genomic stability and activity-dependent gene expression in neurons. Dr. Madabhushi joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry in 2017.

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Current Lab Members

Ilse Delint Ramirez, Ph.D.

Instructor

Ilse obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. She joined the Madabhushi Lab in 2017. Her projects attempt to understand the roles of nuclear architecture in regulating neuronal gene expression and synaptic plasticity. She loves to play soccer. 

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Ilse Delint Ramirez, Ph.D.

Amir Segev, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Amir obtained his Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the University of Haifa in Israel. He joined the Madabhushi Lab on a bright spring day in 2017. He currently studies how local DNA topology is altered following activity in neurons. When not in the lab, Amir is a great cook who regularly feeds his wife and daughter with Mediterranean dishes they kindly reject on the grounds of being too healthy. He has an imaginary Welsh Corgi (Pembrook) named “Topo”.

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Amir Segev, Ph.D.

Lahiri Konada, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Lahiri obtained her Ph.D. from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics in the lab of chromatin biology and epigenetics, and studied the functions of yeast sirtuin Hst4 in replication and DNA repair. She joined the Madabhushi Lab in 2018. Her current research interests include mapping the loci that incur stimulus-induced DNA double strand breaks in various cell types, and dissecting mechanisms that repair stimulus-induced DNA breaks.

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Lahiri Konada, Ph.D.

Richard Rueda, B.S.

Graduate Student

Richard obtained his bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology from Boston University in Massachusetts, and then worked as a research assistant in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. Richard joined the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Madabhushi Lab in 2017. His research interests are to understand the role of chromatin architecture in regulating neuronal gene transcription in response to activity. In his spare time, Richard enjoys movies and traveling.

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Richard Rueda, B.S.

Charlotte Marchioni, B.S.

 Research Assistant

Charlotte obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hendrix College in Arkansas. She joined the Madabhushi Lab in 2017. Her current research interests are to understand the mechanisms underlying recurrent gene fusions in prostate cancer. Charlotte plans to pursue a graduate degree in pharmacology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and making pottery.

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Charlotte Marchioni, B.S.

Eric Marlin

Lab Technician

Eric is studying towards obtaining a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. Eric joined the Madabhushi Lab in 2017. His research interests are to elucidate the signaling mechanisms underlying the formation of neuronal activity-induced DNA breaks. While not in the lab, he enjoys chasing Pokemons and eating gourmet food.

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Eric Marlin

Lab Alumni

Emily Jensen, Physician Assistant Student, UT Southwestern
Morgan Merriman, Senior Instructional Designer, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences