Ella Zeldich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Ella Zeldich
72 E. Concord St Silvio Conte (K)


Ella Zeldich, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She joined Dr. Carmela Abraham’s lab as a postdoctoral associate in 2011. She has been studying the link between Klotho and myelin. One of the laboratory’s focuses is the reduction of the accumulation of neurotoxic amyloid beta (Abeta), which is the main component of the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer patients. Her research interests are Alzheimer’s disease and aging, neuroprotection, and klotho transcriptional regulation.


  • Tel Aviv University (TAU), PhD
  • Tel Aviv University (TAU), MS
  • Tel Aviv University (TAU), BS

Classes Taught

  • AN 777
  • AN777


  • Published on 2/9/2023

    Campbell NB, Patel Y, Moore TL, Medalla M, Zeldich E. Extracellular Vesicle Treatment Alleviates Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Pathology in Cortical Spheroid Model of Down Syndrome. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Feb 09; 24(4). PMID: 36834891.

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  • Published on 12/3/2022

    Farley SJ, Grishok A, Zeldich E. Shaking up the silence: consequences of HMGN1 antagonizing PRC2 in the Down syndrome brain. Epigenetics Chromatin. 2022 Dec 03; 15(1):39. PMID: 36463299.

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  • Published on 9/7/2022

    Li Z, Klein JA, Rampam S, Kurzion R, Campbell NB, Patel Y, Haydar TF, Zeldich E. Asynchronous excitatory neuron development in an isogenic cortical spheroid model of Down syndrome. Front Neurosci. 2022; 16:932384. PMID: 36161168.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Klein JA, Li Z, Rampam S, Cardini J, Ayoub A, Shaw P, Rachubinski AL, Espinosa JM, Zeldich E, Haydar TF. Sonic Hedgehog Pathway Modulation Normalizes Expression of Olig2 in Rostrally Patterned NPCs With Trisomy 21. Front Cell Neurosci. 2021; 15:794675. PMID: 35058753.

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  • Published on 12/15/2021

    Arbel Rubinstein T, Reuveni I, Hesin A, Klein-Goldberg A, Olauson H, Larsson TE, Abraham CR, Zeldich E, Bosch A, Chillón M, Hollander KS, Shabtay-Orbach A, Vainer GW, Wolf I, Rubinek T. A Transgenic Model Reveals the Role of Klotho in Pancreatic Cancer Development and Paves the Way for New Klotho-Based Therapy. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Dec 15; 13(24). PMID: 34944918.

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  • Published on 9/9/2021

    Shelton SM, Soucy AR, Kurzion R, Zeldich E, Connor JH, Haydar TF. Forebrain Neural Precursor Cells Are Differentially Vulnerable to Zika Virus Infection. eNeuro. 2021 Sep-Oct; 8(5). PMID: 34272257.

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  • Published on 11/6/2020

    Li Z, Tyler WA, Zeldich E, Santpere Baró G, Okamoto M, Gao T, Li M, Sestan N, Haydar TF. Transcriptional priming as a conserved mechanism of lineage diversification in the developing mouse and human neocortex. Sci Adv. 2020 11; 6(45). PMID: 33158872.

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  • Published on 4/29/2020

    Chen CD, Rudy MA, Zeldich E, Abraham CR. A method to specifically activate the Klotho promoter by using zinc finger proteins constructed from modular building blocks and from naturally engineered Egr1 transcription factor backbone. FASEB J. 2020 06; 34(6):7234-7246. PMID: 32347987.

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  • Published on 1/13/2020

    Chen CD, Li Y, Chen AK, Rudy MA, Nasse JS, Zeldich E, Polanco TJ, Abraham CR. Identification of the cleavage sites leading to the shed forms of human and mouse anti-aging and cognition-enhancing protein Klotho. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0226382. PMID: 31929539.

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  • Published on 6/27/2019

    Zeldich E, Chen CD, Boden E, Howat B, Nasse JS, Zeldich D, Lambert AG, Yuste A, Cherry JD, Mathias RM, Ma Q, Lau NC, McKee AC, Hatzipetros T, Abraham CR. Klotho Is Neuroprotective in the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD1G93A) Mouse Model of ALS. J Mol Neurosci. 2019 Oct; 69(2):264-285. PMID: 31250273.

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