Ahmed Abdelfattah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney University Assistant Professor of Brain Science

Department of Neuroscience
Brown University

185 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02912

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Hojeong Bonnie Park, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bonnie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, as well as Chemistry, and a PhD in Bioengineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During her PhD, Bonnie developed new aggregation-induced emission-based bioprobes for organelle imaging and tracking. Bonnie then briefly worked at the University of Hong Kong to study the relationship between tubulin isotypes and kinesin motor behaviors. Bonnie’s current research interests are to develop platforms for biosensor design and engineer new chemigenetic sensors for two-photon imaging. Outside of the lab, she enjoys painting, climbing, and writing posts on @theviralbrain.

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Eric Salter, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


Sebastien Millien

Rotation Ph.D. student, MCB Graduate Program


Dovydas Gabrielaitis

Visiting PhD Student, Vilnius University

Dovydas is a visiting PhD student from Vilnius University, Lithuania who came here under the Fulbright Graduate Student Program. He holds a BSc in Nanoscience from Vilnius University and a MSc in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen. In our lab he is developing a fluorescent membrane tension sensor, that he is interested in using for the investigation of membrane tension in phagocytic microglia.


Molly Test

Research Associate 

I graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 and wants to gain more research experience before pursuing graduate programs. I am so excited to be part of the Abdelfattah Lab! My project focuses on voltage-sensitive near-infrared fluorescent proteins for neuronal imaging.


Ana Sadee

Research Associate 



Ava Nemerovski

Brown Undergraduate Student

Ava is a second year undergraduate concentrating in Neuroscience. They’re excited to spend time in the lab and learn about engineering neural sensors. Outside of the lab, they like singing, reading, and playing the ukulele.


Henry Lee

Brown Undergraduate Student

Henry is a third year undergraduate at Brown University pursuing a Biology Sc.B. on the Cellular Molecular Biology track. His work primarily focuses on engineering opioid receptors to respond to the presence of opioid agonists and antagonists. Outside of the lab, Henry enjoys biking, learning to play the guitar, and cooking.


Flavia Maria Galeazzi

Brown Undergraduate Student

Flavia is a sophomore at Brown. She is double-majoring in Biological Physics and Computer Science. In the lab, she works on engineering new voltage sensors and data analysis pipelines.



Join Us and do some cool science!

We are recruiting at all levels.

Students and Postdocs: email Ahmed



Lila Gordon, Rotation Student (Current: PhD student @NIH)

Daniel Sheinberg, Research Assistant 2021-2022 (Current: Student @Yale)

Bear Paradiso, Research Assistant 2022-2023 (Current: Student @University of Vermont)