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Claudia Petritsch, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurological Surgery

Dr. Petritsch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco. She earned her Ph.D. at University of Vienna & Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Yuh-Nung Jan at UCSF and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As a group leader at the Gene Center in Munich from 2003-2005, she taught Biochemistry and Cell Biology and led a lab in the study of asymmetric cell division of Drosophila neural stem cells.

Malek Chouchane, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Neurology

OPCs give rise to glioma-like tumors via an abnormal switch of their cell division mode from asymmetric cell division (ACD) to symmetric proliferative cell division (SCD). However, glioma-associated genetic alteration and their cellular effects underlying the critical step of OPC neoplastic transformation have not been investigated yet.

Jacky Huang

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Jacky Huang is an Undergraduate Student Researcher in the Petritsch Lab in the Department of Neurosurgery at University of California, San Francisco.