Lab Members

Our work spans disciplines including physiology, anatomy, imaging, computer science and engineering. We welcome inquiries from intellectually curious individuals interested in joining the lab.

Current Margolis Lab Members

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David Margolis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience


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Alex Yonk

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral (NINDS F31) Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate

NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) TL-1 Fellow


CV: Vita (PDF)

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Branden Sanabria, M.S.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral (NINDS F31) Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate


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Ivan Linares-Garcia, M.S.

Neuroscience Graduate Student

Busch Biomedical Grant Recipient (2021)


CV: Vita (PDF)

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Thomas Vajtay

Laboratory Researcher/Scientific Programmer



  • Giselle Gonzales

  • Emily Kubis-Badilla

  • Noah Mac

  • Serena Deniz

  • Layesha Suero

Past Members

  • Research Staff

  • Brian Ayers, M.S.

  • Dr. Christian R. Lee, Ph.D. -- Clinical Trials Specialist, CINJ

  • Sindhuja Baskar -- Laboratory Technician, Huda Lab, Rutgers University

  • Postdoc

  • Dr. Pul Park, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Dr. Joost Wiskerke, Ph.D. -- Principal Research Engineer, Linköping University

  • Dr. Elena Bibineyshvili, Ph.D.

  • Sunmee Park, Ph.D.

  • Graduate

  • Aman Upadhyay -- Graduate Student, Abraira Lab, Rutgers University (Rotation)

  • Christian O'Brien -- Graduate Student, Barker Lab, Rutgers University (Rotation)

  • Mark Presker -- Graduate Student, Aston-Jones Lab, Rutgers University (Rotation)

  • Mikayla Vogelwede -- Graduate Student, Zhang Lab, Rutgers University (Rotation)

  • Nofar Engelhard -- Graduate Student, Abraira Lab, Rutgers University (Rotation)

  • Undergraduate

  • Akhil Bandi -- Graduate Student, Carnegie-Mellon University

  • Aleta Murphy -- Graduate Student, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

  • Battulga Amarbat

  • Ben Pasternak

  • Elias Wang -- Graduate Student, Stanford University

  • Emefa Ocansey -- Medical Student, Rutgers (NJMS)

  • Fizza Fahim

  • Hill Chang

  • Jennifer Fang -- Medical Student, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • Josh Samuels

  • Juhi Farooqui -- Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Margish Ramani

  • Marissa DelRocini

  • Naomi Shvedov -- Graduate Student, Boston University

  • Neeha Pathan

  • Ridhima Sakhuja

  • Vladimir Butyrkin -- Graduate Student, University of Maryland

  • Wahhaj Khokhar

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