Eric Tsai

  • Doctoral Student, Casaccia Lab, Neuroscience Initiative

Eric is currently a third year Neuroscience Ph.D. student in the lab studying the role of chromatin remodeling in peripheral nerve myelination. As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, he studied mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease. After graduation, he worked for 2 years as a research associate at Harbor-UCLA studying mechanisms of blood-brain barrier permeability before moving to NYC to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Research Interests

The role of BAF53a in regulating chromatin remodeling in Schwann cells during Schwann cell lineage progression and peripheral myelination


Tsai, P. Casaccia. Mechano-Modulation of Nuclear Events Regulating Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Gene Expression. Glia, 2019, 67 (7), 1229–1239. DOI: