Meet the Team

Philippidou Lab

Dr. Polyxeni Philippidou


PhD - Stony Brook University
Postdoctoral Fellow - New York University
Assistant Professor - CWRU Department of Neurosciences
Born - Nicosia, Cyprus

When not in the lab, Pola is out running along the roads and trails of Cleveland's Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She also keeps tabs on all the best pastry shops around.

Alicia Vagnozzi

MD/PhD Student

B.A. - Northwestern University
Born - Okemos, MI

Outside of lab, Alicia is a member of the MSTP student council and enjoys attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts

Ritesh KC

PhD Student

M.S. - University of Michigan
B.S. - Virginia Tech
Born - Nepal

Ritesh has a passion for traveling, using his days off to explore nearby nature preserves and looks forward to travelling abroad.

Matthew Moore

PhD Student

B.S. - Fairfield University
Born - Baldwin, NY

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys playing video games, assembling computers, and swimming in local pools

Minshan Lin

PhD Student

M.S. & B.S. - Southern Medical University (Guangzhou, China)
Born - Dongguan, China

Alongside her studies, Minshan is an avid photographer and swimmer, taking advantage of local pools and beaches.

Previous Lab Members