Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease

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Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease (CENID) is a center at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NYC, NY for the study of ME/CFS. The name, suggested by a patient, derives from the definition of enervating which means to cause you to feel weak and lacking in energy. The center includes three laboratories at Weill Cornell, eight labs from the Cornell campus in Ithaca, and one at Ithaca College. The center's leaders are hoping the center will attract additional researchers to study the illness.[1]

Mission[edit | edit source]

To promote research to identify the cause(s), biomarkers, and pathophysiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease in order to lead to prevention and effective treatments.

Team members[2][edit | edit source]

Leadership[edit | edit source]

  • Maureen Hanson - Center Director
  • Susi Varvayanis, M.S. - Executive Director

Researchers and clinicians[edit | edit source]

  • Fabien Campagne, Ph.D. - Bioinformatics, Gene Expression (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • John Chia - Enteroviruses in ME/CFS (UCLA)
  • Andrew Grimson, Ph.D. - Single Cell RNAseq & MicroRNAs (Cornell University)
  • Ludovic Giloteaux, Ph.D. - Extracellular Vesicles (Cornell University)
  • Zhenglong Gu, Ph.D. - Mitochondrial Genomics (Cornell University)
  • Paul Guyre, Ph.D. - Immunology & Stress Physiology (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine)
  • Yeona Kang, Ph.D. - PET Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Betsy Keller, Ph.D. - Exercise Physiology (Ithaca College)
  • Susan Levine - Immunology & Adult ME/CFS (Cornell University)
  • Xiangling Mao, M.S. - MRS Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Geoffrey E. Moore, M.D. - Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology (Healthy Living and Exercise Medicine Associates)
  • Daniel Peterson, M.D. - Diagnosis & Treatment (Simmaron Research)
  • David Ruppert, Ph.D. - Data Analysis (Cornell University)
  • Frank Schroeder, Ph.D. - Metabolomics (Cornell University)
  • Dikoma Shungu, Ph.D. - Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Staci Stevens, MA - Exercise Physiology (Workwell Foundation)
  • J. Mark VanNess, Ph.D. - Exercise Physiology (Workwell Foundation)
  • Pascal Spincemaille, Ph.D. - Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Jared Stevens, B.S. - Exercise Physiology (Workwell Foundation)
  • Yi Wang, Ph.D. - Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University)
  • Sheng Zhang, M.S., M.D. - Proteomics (Cornell University)

Consultants[edit | edit source]

  • Avery August, Ph.D. - T Cell Development (Cornell University)
  • David Bell, M.D. - Pediatric ME/CFS (SUNY, Cornell University)
  • John Babich, Ph.D. - PET Neuroimaging (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Olivier Elemento, Ph.D. - RNA Sequencing (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Evelyn Horn, M.D. - Cardiology (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Alon Keinan, Ph.D. - Human Population & Medical Genetics (Cornell University)
  • Gary Koretsky, M.D. - Advisor to the Center Director (Weill Cornell Medicine)
  • Christopher Snell, Ph.D. - Exercise Physiology (Workwell Foundation)

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