Our Team

Norman Haughey

Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Joined: 2003

Professional Experience

2003 – 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2009 – 2014: Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2011 – present: Joint Appointment, Department of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2014-present: Professor, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  Joint Appointment, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2015 – present: Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Education

1992 B.A. (honors), Psychology, University of Winnipeg

1998 Ph.D, Pharmacology, University of Manitoba

1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Aging, University of Kentucky

2000-2002 Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Neurosciences, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, NIH

Research keywords

HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, HAND

Seung-Wan Yoo

Research Associate
Joined: August 2013

Experience

2016 – Research Associate, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD

2013 – 2016: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD

2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD Advisor: Ronald Shnaar

2008 – 2011    Postdoctoral fellow, Ajou Univerisity, Suwon, South Korea

Education

Ph. D. in Medical Science, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea (2008)

M.S. in Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea (2004)

B.S. in Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea (2002)

Research keywords:  HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, HAND

Research keywords

HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, HAND

Amrita Datta-Chaudhuri

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: September 2015

Experience

2013 – 2015: Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Department of Neurology, Rutgers University. MicroRNAs in Parkinson’s disease
Advisor: Dr. Eunsung Junn

Education

Ph. D, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2013)

M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2007)

B.Sc. Physiology, Presidency College (2004)

Awards

International Society for Neurovirology, Investigators in Training Travel Award (2012)

Norman Harris Outstanding Achievement Award in Graduate Studies (2011)

UNMC Graduate Studies fellowship (2011-2013)

Research keywords

HIV, Exosomes, HAND, microRNA, neurodegeneration

Saja Khuder

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: March 2016

Experience

2016: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Department of Neurology

Education

Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences, University of Toledo College of Medicine (2016)
Advisor: Sonia Najjar, Ph.D.
Topic: Cardiovascular Metabolic Disease

B.Sc  Biology, University of Toledo (2010)

Research keywords

Insulin, Insulin signaling, exosomes, microelectrode-array analysis, HAND, HIV, lipids, insulin resistance

Lakshmi Vattem

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: March 2016

Experience

2009-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Aging / National Institutes of Health, Metabolomics

Education

Ph.D in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (2008)

M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (2003)

Research keywords

Metabolomics, method development for various lipids using LC-MS/M

Suming Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: June 2016

Experience

2014 – 2016: The Ohio State University, Postdoctoral Researcher.
Advisor: Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah.
Topic: Diagnostic Mass Spectroscopy

2013 – 2014: Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010) Advisor: Dr. Huimin Ma

Research keywords

Mass spectrometry, lipidomics, neurodegenerative diseases

Raha Dastgheyb

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: July 2016

Experience

2015:  Drexel University, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanisms of axonal pathology in traumatic brain injury.
Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth Barbee

Education

Ph.D – Drexel University, Biomedical Engineering (2014)

B.S – Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Virginia (2008)

Research keywords

Matlab, axonal pathology, bioinformatics, neurons

Erica McGrath

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joined: June 2017

Education

Ph.D – Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (Focus: Neuroscience and Stem Cells), University of Texas Medical Branch (2017)

B.S –Biology, Mount St. Mary’s University (2012)

Awards:

National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 and T32 Administrative Supplement training grant (2013-2017)

2016 NIDA Diversity Scholar Travel Award; National Institute on Drug (September 2016)

NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award; National Institute on Drug Abuse (June 2016)

Research keywords

Exosomes, HAND, HIV, opiates, glial-neuronal communication

Ashley Middleton

Research Technologist
Joined: March 2017

Experience

2014: Animal Rescue Internship, National Aquarium

Education

B.S – Biology, York College of Pennsylvania (2016)

Research keywords

Mass spectrometry, lipidomics