Current Research Projects at the Corthals Lab

 
 
  1. The etiology, epigenetics and ecology of infectious and autoimmune diseases, using DNA and proteomics-based epidemiology


Dr. C as main PI


  1. -The etiology of Multiple Sclerosis in collaboration with Dr. Liliana Davalos at Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook, Daniel Dykhuizen at Stony Brook Ecology and Evolution, and Kenneth Shroyer, Chair of Pathology at Stony Brook Medicine, Pathology - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. -The proteomics of immuno-phenotypes in infectious diseases in collaboration with Liliana Davalos at Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook and Toni Koller and Emily Chen at Columbia University Proteomics Core - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. Human and non-human evolutionary history (sensory system, co-evolution host/parasites, evolution of metabolism)


Dr. C as main PI


  1. -The role and evolutionary trade-offs of lipids in the etiology and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). In collaboration with Dr. Liliana Davalos at Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook, Drs. Patricia Coyle and Lauren Krupp at the Stony Brook Medicine MS Center - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


Dr. C as collaborator


  1. -Retrieval of molecular information from chiropterans in the field and in museum collection for the purpose of evolutionary studies with Liliana Davalos (main PI) and Amy Russel (GSVU) - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page



• Improving molecular and histomorphological methods and protocols of forensic investigations of highly decomposed and skeletal material


Dr. C as main PI/Thesis mentor


  1. -Retrieval of histomorphological information from highly decomposed and cremate bodies (with Master student Maryia Bezugly, an army of minions (see Undergrads) and in collaboration with Drs. Nicholas Petraco and Pete Diaczuk at CUNY John Jay) - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. -2D/3D morphological and modeling analyses of human remains (with Master student Bridgette Katamini - in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Petraco) - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. -Atlas of Pathology and Toolmarks for use in forensic cases in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Petraco at CUNY John Jay


Dr. C as collaborator


  1. -The Theban Tomb complex 29 excavation in collaboration with Laurent Bavay (main investigator, field director, director of the IFAO and director of the CReA) at the University of Brussels - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. -The forensic examination of the Llullaillaco mummies in collaboration with Mario Bernarski and Gabriella Recagno at the Salta Museum of the High Mountain Archaeology - See longer description on the Corthals Lab Projects Page


  1. Identifying the best Point-of-Care and vaccine delivery systems for use in resource limited countries (RLC)


  1. -(Consultant) HIV Viral Load Point of Care technology, Doctors without Borders: Campaign for Access to Essential Medicine

 

Research at the Corthals Lab investigates populations and processes using molecular, ecological, evolutionary, epidemiological and cultural data. The Corthals Lab research program has pushed the boundaries of technology and knowledge for applications as far afield as anthropology, forensic science, medicine, criminal justice, evolutionary and conservation biology, and biomedical informatics and engineering.

Ultimately, the lab’s goal is to serve both human and wildlife populations through basic science research at the medical, justice, humanitarian and conservation levels.

Full Description of the Research Projects here