Magrané Laboratory

Of the Feil Family  Brain and Mind Research Institute
at ​​Weill Cornell Medical College​​

Meet the Team

Current Lab Members. Scroll down for Lab Alumni.

  1. Dr. Cristina Lao Peregrin
    Dr. Cristina Lao Peregrin
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    After graduating from the University of Granada with a BS in Biology and MS in Regenerative Medicine, I completed my Ph.D in Experimental Biomedicine at the University of Castilla-La-Mancha. Since then, I became engaged with the study of synaptic plasticity in different structures of the brain. At Georgia Regents University, I was a Postdoc focusing on the synaptic tagging theory. Currently with Dr. Magrané, we are trying to understand the synaptic deficits of Friedreich's Ataxia. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies and my biggest passion is photography.
  2. Giussepe Yanez
    Giussepe Yanez
    Research Technician
    I graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Biological Sciences, concentrating in Neurobiology & Behavior. I was then a research technician in the Bratu Lab at Hunter College where we focused on viral vesicular trafficking in Drosophila. I have always been interested in translational medicine and connecting basic science research to more clinical applications. We have the opportunity to accomplish this with Dr. Magrané by studying FA mouse models. My ultimate goal is to attend medical school and eventually become a physician-scientist. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, trying new foods and dancing salsa.
  3. Rebeca Valero
    Rebeca Valero
    Visiting Ph.D
  4. Niharika Desiraju
    Niharika Desiraju
    Research Intern
    I am a high school student with a deep interest in neuroscience and translational research. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so under the mentorship of Dr. Magrané. As a member of a 3-year Science Research Program at my school, I have been presenting our findings at various symposia and competitions. I plan on continuing translational research throughout my undergraduate and graduate years, as I am very interested in a STEM-based profession. In my free time I love cooking, traveling, and Netflix.





Lab Alumni

Irene Bolea. Postdoctoral fellow (2013-14)
Alex Gella. Visiting Post-doctoral fellow (2014)
Herenia Espitia Armenta. Undergraduate student, xxx ACCESS Program (2014)
Jennifer Panger. Graduate student, Colgate University (2014)

Prenicia Gant. Undergraduate student, xxx ACCESS Program (2015)