CUNY School of Medicine






Left: Expression of glt-3 in the canal cell    Right: Expression of glt-1 around the nerve ring
Current Lab Members:

Itzhak Mano, PI


office: 212 650 7965

lab: 212 650 5334


B.Sc. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

M.Sc. & Ph.D. The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

PostDoc Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.


Open PostDoc Position

PhD Students:

GenevieveK. Genevieve Feldmann

How does CREB provide neuroprotection from excitotoxic necrosis in the nematode

AyeshaAyesha Chowdhury

How does the IIS/aging cascade increase susceptibility to neurodegeneration in a nematode model of excitotoxicity


Undergraduate Students:
Shavanie Prashad
Azline Exime
Adem Idrizi
Tanzib Razzaki
N’Gina McAlpin
Nataly B Chevez Escobar






Lab Alumi

Graduate Students & PostDoc:

KyungWhaKyungWha Kirsten Lee

Strategies for glutamate clearance in C. elegans

NazilaNazila Tehrani

Regulation of neuroprotection and IIS signaling by the Cytohesin/GRP-1 complex

JohnJohn Del Rasario

Mechanisms on DAPK involvement in nematode excitotoxicity

OmoAnthony Omo Edokpolo

Screens for suppressors of cell death in a genetic model for excitotoxic neurodegeneration in C. elegans

JennyJenny Wong

Distal and proximal uptake of glutamate in C. elegans


Luisirene Hernandez

Moises Dominguez

Towfiq Ahmed

Daniel Asemota

Shirley Mei

Maha Salama

Rammiya Nallainathan

Alicia Alvarez

Shadia Rahman

Syed Haider

Karla Cespedes

Tauhid Mahmud

JunHyung An

Paola Morocho

Raymond Reynoso

Smrithi Nambiar

Uzair Amjad

John Ambrosio

Shafaq Sana

Richard Xia

Wilson Lai

Chantal Henry

Christy Chon

Monal Mehta
Jessi Becker

Physiol. Pharm. & Neurosci, City College, C. elegans@CUNY



The Mano Lab

Department of Physiology, Pharmacology, & Neuroscience

Sophie Davis Biomedical School, City College, The City University of New York.