Mark Niedringhaus, Ph.D., (Research Specialist)

Mark Niedringhaus, Ph.D., (Research Specialist) received his BA in Biology from the University of Virginia and MS in Biophysics and Physiology from Georgetown University. Throughout this time, Mark worked in the lab of Dr. Richard Gillis studying brainstem control of the gastrointestinal system. He earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University in the laboratory of Dr. Rhonda Dzakpasu examining LTP induced network dynamics in hippocampal cultures.  Mark did his post-doc with Dr. Anne Taylor at the University of North Carolina developing novel stem technologies to study genetic disorders such as Fragile X.  Mark then worked as a Research Specialist in Dr. Regina Carelli’s lab at the University of North Carolina to develop a noninvasive brain stimulation protocol in rats.   Outside of the lab, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing video games, and celebrating Oktoberfest