Grant & Postdoctoral Awards

Spring 2016

Category 1:  Pilot/Early Career

Maya E. Kumar, PhD
Instructor, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying airway remodeling in asthma

Stephen Montgomery, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Genetics and Computer Science
Project: Genomic effects of epigenome-modifying drugs to treat pediatric cancer

Category 2:  New Idea

Annelise E. Barron, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Project: Biomimetic treatment of ear infections with antimicrobial peptide mimics and surfactants

Jennifer Cochran, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Project: Exploiting the Immune System to Treat Pediatric Brain Tumors

David B. Lewis, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Project: Immunogenicity of Zika Virus Proteins in Vaccination and Natural Infection

Alison Marsden, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Bioengineering, Cardiology
Project: Hemodynamic determinants of pulmonary valve dysfunction in children with Tetralogy of Fallot

Category 4:  Postdoctoral Fellows

Abhishek Aggarwal, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Project: Vitamin D in obesity: friend or foe?

Mehmet Kurt, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Project: Are younger brains more susceptible to concussions?

Karim Majzoub, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology
Project: Genetic screens to identify Zika virus host factors

Clement Marshall, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Project: Identification of the Cell Responsible for Scar Formation

Sandra Catherine Abel Nielsen, MSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology
Project: Analysis of hygiene hypothesis factors during B cell development in infancy and childhood

Tiffany Joy Sinclair, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Project: Metabolic prematurity and nutritional practices impact risk of disease in the preterm infant

Simone Thair, BSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Emergency Medicine
Project: Personalized Dynamic Regulome for Pediatric Sepsis

Vijay Vedula, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Cardiology
Project: Heart failure assessment in single right ventricle physiology using patient-specific modeling

Ann Weber, PhD, MPH, MS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Project: A study of risks and disparities for preterm birth using multilevel data from 2.7 million births

Koshika Yadava, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Project: Potentiating lasting tolerance to allergens in asthma