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Michael Sidorov, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator


Mike Sidorov is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Research Institute. He also is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University and a trainer in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences PhD program, with a dual appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Dr. Sidorov received his Ph.D. in neuroscience at MIT, where he studied mechanisms of plasticity in Fragile X syndrome. He did postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied neural circuits and biomarkers in Angelman syndrome. As a postdoc and graduate student, Dr. Sidorov has directly mentored >15 trainees, many of whom have gone on to graduate school. 

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Yuval Levin

Medical Student, GW


Yuval is a first-year medical student at the George Washington University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the George Washington University with the goal of working in pediatric surgery. She is interested in EEG and sleep patterns in children with Angelman syndrome.

Joseph Tanas

Research Technician


Joseph received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a Neuroscience minor from UNC Chapel Hill. Some of his research interests include neural circuitry, brain-machine interfaces, neural imaging techniques and device development. In his free time, Joseph partakes in sports, cooking, and enjoys watching movies.

Taylor McNair

Undergraduate, UNC


Taylor is a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill where she is majoring in Biology with the goal of working in pediatrics. She is interested in EEG and sleep patterns in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Nishu Hosamane

Undergraduate, UMCP


Nishu is a senior at the University of Maryland where she is majoring in Physiology & Neurobiology and minoring in Mathematics. She is primarily interested in examining sleep patterns in neurodevelopmental disorders and hopes to pursue a career as a physician scientist in the future.

Katherine Gourianova

Undergraduate, UMCP


Katherine is a sophomore at the University of Maryland where she is majoring in Neuroscience and Linguistics and minoring in Computer Science. She is interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and EEG and hopes to continue to research the relationships between neural circuits as well as the disruptions associated with these disorders on a doctoral level in the future. In her free time, she enjoys curling and painting.

Julie Cooper

Undergraduate, UMCP


Julie is a junior at the University of Maryland, pursuing a career as a physician and is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Human Development. By joining the Sidorov lab, she is excited to learn more about neural circuits and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Angelman Syndrome.