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Dr. Sameer Bajikar 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dr. Huda Zoghbi
Research title: Investigating Dysregulation of GDF11 and SMAD3 in Rett Syndrome.

Dr. Qi Ye (Runner-up)
Postdoctoral fellow
Mentor: Dr. Hyun Kyoung Lee
Research title: Deciphering Astrocytic Arginine Metabolism-cytokine Coupling in Blood-brain-barrier Repair in Stroke
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Dr. Jian Zhou
Postdoctoral Associate
Mentor: Dr. Huda Zoghbi
Research title: Examining the role of Transcription Factor (TCF20) in brain development and complex behaviors.
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Dr. Wu Chen
Postdoctoral Associate 
Mentor: Dr. Mingshan Xue
Research title: "Downregulating Matrix Metallopeptidase-9 in adulthood to rescue a mouse model of epileptic encephalopathy.” 
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Dr. Heather Born
Postdoctoral Associate 
Mentor: Dr. Anne Anderson
Research title: "Integrative neurophysiological and behavioral approaches to understanding neuroinflammation in epilepsy.” 
Current Position: Senior Research Investigator - Gene Therapy Program | University of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Hari Krishna Yalamanchili, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Mentor: Dr. Zhandong Liu
Research title: Decoding Cryptic Splicing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Driving Disease Gene Discovery.
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine - Computational Neurogenomics
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Shuang Hao, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Associate
Mentor: Dr. Jianrong Tang
Research Title: Effects of deep brain stimulation on motor deficits in mouse models of Angelman syndrome.
Current position: Professor at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China