Lab Members


Nadine Kabbani, Principal Investigator, faculty member at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience with joint appointment in the School of Systems Biology. Her research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of nicotinic receptor drug actions in the brain and immune system. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Protein Society, the Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and the VA Youth Tobacco Project. Dr. Kabbani serves on the editorial board for Amino Acids, Proteomics Insights, and the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute. She has been the recipient of awards by the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Philip Morris Corporation, the Foundation for Medical Research, and the International Brain Research Organization. Her research is currently funded by the VA Foundation for health youth and the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.  Dr. Kabbani pursued postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Patricia Goldman-Rakic at Yale University and Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux at the Pasteur Institute. She received her doctorate in Pharmacology from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine .

Justin King, Neuroscience PhD Student


Trudy Gillevete, Neuroscience PhD Student



Ellen Bak, Biology Masters Student

ASSIP Students 2017: Shreya Vinjamuri, Helen Horan