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Albert L. Gonzales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Principal Investigator

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Ahmed Eltanahy, M.D.

Research Scientist

Ahmed received his medical degree at Mansoura University, School of Medicine, Egypt. He is interested in an academic career in neurosurgery. His postgraduate research focused on brain water homeostasis and neuro-immune axis. Before joining UNR, he worked as a research scholar at Mayo Clinic to study the immune landscape of stroke thrombi and aneurysm healing. In the Gonzales lab, Ahmed is exploring the role of pericyte biology in brain homeostatic functions and developing novel methods to characterize tissue pericytes.


    Cristian Franco

     Graduate Student

    Cristian received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at California State University Fullerton in 2020. His undergraduate thesis was on the Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Sodium Formate on Tin Plated Zinc for Fuel Cell. Currently, he is working towards his PhD in the Biochemistry program at the University of Nevada Reno. Within the Gonzales lab, he is working on the role of pericytes in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and the development of novel laboratory procedures.


      Elena Hughes




      Elena is a undergraduate at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am majoring in psychology. I work as a research lab assistant and I hope to gain more knowledge about research and experimentation later in the future



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