The Cunningham Panel™ – Autoantibody testing for neuropsychiatric symptoms

Leading clinicians from all over the world are utilizing the Cunningham Panel™ to assist in their diagnosis and treatment of individuals with infection-triggered autoimmune basal ganglia encephalitis, including *PANS/PANDAS.

This autoimmune encephalopathy (AE)/basal ganglia encephalitis (BGE) panel, called the Cunningham Panel™ is unique and based on over two decades of research. These high complexity tests are comprised of five assays and is offered exclusively through Moleculera Labs, Inc.

* PANS – Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome; PANDAS – Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder associated with Streptococcal infections.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Richard Horowitz Testimonial

Dr. Richard Horowitz

Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center

The Cunningham Panel™ is fortunately a great tool for doctors to look at these antineuronal antibodies to find out who may be a candidate for IVIG.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Tania Dempsey Testimonial

Dr. Tania Dempsey

AIM Center for Personalized Medicine

I think the Cunningham Panel™ is useful [at] really being able to look at the immune response that’s happening in the nervous system.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer’s Testimonial

Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer


The Cunningham Panel™ has a lot of utility in evaluating these patients in whom the etiology of their neuropsychiatric disorder is not clear.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Latimer’s Testimonial

Dr. Beth Latimer

Pediatric Neurologist

I think that the CaMKinase is the most important assay and changes with the severity of disease, at least in my experience.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Eboni Cornish Testimonial

Dr. Eboni Cornish (Part 1)

Integrative/Functional Medicine, Amen Clinics

This is the only test that could help me determine whether the root cause was of an infectious etiology or inflammatory.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Eboni Cornish Testimonial

Dr. Eboni Cornish (Part 2)

Integrative/Functional Medicine, Amen Clinics

Patient Case: Once homebound with severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, this young girl is now back in school. Test results changed my treatment plan to focus on agents sensitive to crossing the blood-brain barrier.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Kaplan’s Testimonial

Dr. Gary Kaplan (Part 1)

Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

The Cunningham Panel™ becomes crucial in my workup of these patients to find out how much of an autoimmune process I’ve got going on.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Kapalan’s Patient Case

Dr. Gary Kaplan (Part 2)

Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

Patient Case: A 17-year-old with rage attacks, extreme weight loss and OCD

Cunningham Panel Dr. Greenberg’s Patient Case

Dr. Rosalie Greenberg

Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatrist

I’m able to use the Panel to show to the parents – that these are abnormalities. That means your child’s brain is being attacked, basically.

Cunningham Panel Dr. deAntonio’s Testimonial

Dr. Michele deAntonio


The Panel can help family members understand that this is a physiological condition.

Cunningham Panel Dr. Magdalena A. Cubala-Kucharska’s Testimonial

Dr. Magdalena A. Cubala-Kucharska

Director of Arcana Institute of Integrative Medicine
Warsaw, Poland

The Cunningham Panel helps you determine whether a patient still needs prolonged treatment or maybe it’s time to stop.


B. Robert Mozayeni, MD

Medical and Clinical Advisor

B. Robert Mozayeni MD

Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Yale and at NIH. He has had pre- and post-doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, and also at NIH where he was a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at LMB/DCBD/NCI and later, Senior Staff Fellow at LMMB/NHLBI/NIH. Editorial board of Infectious Diseases – Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment. Past President of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

He is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently. He is a Fellow of the non-profit Think Lead Innovate Foundation and is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases. He is a Founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases to crowd-source medical solutions for complex conditions using existing knowledge, diagnostic methods, and therapies to meet patient needs immediately. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC. He is a Board member of the Human-Kind Alliance. Dr. Mozayeni has held admitting privileges (since 1994) on the clinical staff of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and an affiliate of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

Safedin Sajo Beqaj, PhD, HCLD, CC (ABB)

Moleculera Labs, Clinical Laboratory Advisor
Medical Database, Inc., President and CEO

Sajo Baqaj, PhD

Dr. Sajo Beqaj is board certified in molecular pathology and genetics and licensed as a Bioanalyst and High Complexity Laboratory Director. He has been practicing as a laboratory director since 2005.

Dr. Beqaj served as a technical director and was part of the initial management team for several well-known laboratories in the clinical lab industry including PathGroup, Nashville, TN; DCL Medical Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN, and Pathology, Inc, Torrance, CA. He is currently serving as off-side CLIA laboratory director for BioCorp Clinical Laboratory, Whittier, CA and Health360 Labs, Garden Grove, CA.

Dr. Beqaj received his Ph.D. in Pathology from Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, Michigan. He performed his post-doctoral fellowship at Abbott Laboratories from 2001-2003 and with Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University from 2003-2005.

Dr. Beqaj has taught in several academic institutions and has published numerous medical textbook chapters and journal articles. He has served as a principal investigator in clinical trials for several well-known pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies such as Roche HPV Athena, Merck HPV vaccine, BD vaginitis panel, Roche (Vantana) CINtec® Histology clinical trials, and has presented various scientific clinical abstracts and presentations.

He is a member of several medical and scientific associations including the Association of Molecular Pathology, American Association of Clinical Chemistry and the Pan Am Society for Clinical Virology. He has served on a number of clinical laboratory regulatory and scientific committees, and has assisted several laboratories and physicians as a Clinical Laboratory Consultant.

Rodney Cotton, MBA

Moleculera Labs Board Member

Rodney Cotton, MBA

Rodney Cotton, MBA is an entrepreneurial thought leader in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry who is known for his holistic perspective, bias for action in the face of challenges, and commitment to agile processes.

Rod is an independent director for Orchard Software, a private equity-backed health technology company owned by Francisco Partners; an advisory board member to Flo2 Ventures, a venture capital-backed healthcare and health equity accelerator; and a member of the board of directors and three board committees (Audit, Compliance & Finance; Governance & Equity; and Quality of Care) for Community Health Network.

He built a successful career at Roche spanning more than two decades and culminating in the role of SVP, Head of Strategy & Transformation, and Chief of Staff to the CEO for Roche Diagnostics, the North American headquarters of the world’s largest ($17B) diagnostics company.

While at Roche, Rod led key enterprise initiatives, such as milestone corporate communications, health equity coalitions, the US/Roche Group audit, and global/US acquisition integrations. With 40+ years of experience, he drove the financial turnaround and cultural transformation of four global healthcare companies, led teams of up to 280 total reports, managed P&L of more than $1 billion, and served as a key member of the senior leadership team executing the most significant restructuring of the company in two decades.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rod and his team at Roche accelerated six ground breaking products in 11 months, including the first launch of the market’s most accurate and in demand molecular diagnostic test. He also solved extraordinary challenges of product scarcity, supply chain, product allocation, and logistics to achieve accelerated global sourcing and self manufacturing in line with testing guidelines.

A frequent public speaker on health equity and other topics, Rod was named one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare by He also received The Sagamore of the Wabash Award, one of the highest Indiana State honors, bestowed by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb.

Rod holds an M.B.A. from California State University, Dominguez Hills, an M.S. in Strategic Management from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Biological Sciences & Technology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.