Lab Members

Jaemin Kim, PhD

Jaemin Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: jaemin.kim@cshs.org

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Jaemin Kim, PhD, received his doctorate in medicine from University of New South Wales in Australia. His work focused on the dopamine neurogenesis from human embryonic stem cells. As a postdoctoral scientist, he worked at the University of Minnesota to generate muscle progenitors from human pluripotent stem (PS) cells for developing possible treatment for muscular dystrophy. His interests at Cedars-Sinai hospital are focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurological disorders. Specific research applications include using induced PS cells to generate cortical neurons for disease modeling that can assist in finding a cure for the patients.

Fabian (David) Nonis, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: fabian.nonis@cshs.org

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Fabian "David" Nonis, PhD, received his doctorate in biology/neurosciences from Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. His work focused on the elucidation of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disease ataxia-2. He worked at the University of California, San Diego as a postdoctoral scientist investigating the role of local growth factors in disorders affecting the female reproductive system. His interests are centered on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurological disorders. Specific research applications include using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and cell and molecular tools for pediatric disease modeling.

Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD

Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: maria.otero@cshs.org

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Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD, received her doctoral degree in medical science from University of Buenos Aires. Her work focused on the axonal transport properties of the proteasome complex and its relevance to Alzheimer's disease. Her interest at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurogenetic disorders.