Postdoctoral Awards

"I’m looking forward to the opportunity to use qualitative research to engage with diverse families about how they experience care in California Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). This MCHRI award [postdoctoral support] has allowed me to incorporate family perspectives into the development of measures for family centered care in NICUs."

Krista Sigurdson, PhD
2018 MCHRI Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)

FY 2019 Awards

John Michael Bruning, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology & Immunology (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Project Title: Lead Optimization of a Reversible-Covalent Inhibitor of the Lipid Kinase PIP5K1α to Combat Enterovirus Infections in Infants and Children

Adam Raymond Burns, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Project Title: The Role of Microbial Dispersal and Disturbance in the Assembly of Newborn Microbiomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Debopam Ghosh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Human Gene Therapy)
Project Title: B-1 Cell Development, Type 1 Diabetes, HLA-DM, B Cell Repertoire, HLA-DR, BCR Signaling Luciano

Lauren Charlotte Heathcote, MSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesia
Project Title: Living with Uncertainty: A Mixed-Methods Study of Symptom Perception After Pediatric Cancer

Noga Or-Geva, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Project Title: Interrogating the Role of the Neuro-Immune Axis in Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Li-av Segev Zarko, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology & Immunology
Project Title: Taking Charge: How an Important Fetal Pathogen Introduces the Proteins It Uses to Invade and Take Control of Human Cells

Deepa Sengupta, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology
Project Title: Role of the Epigenetic Mutagen NSD2 in Driving Pediatric ALL 

Inge Timmers, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
Project Title: Scanning Circles of Pain Engagement (SCOPE): A Brain Imaging Study of Parent's Affective Responses to Observing their Child's Pain

Past Awards