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 CHRI 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 CHRI Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

FY 2018 Awards

Brandon Cieniewicz, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Stem Cell
Project Title: Understanding Type 1 T regulatory cell (Tr1) recognition and killing of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Ann Collier, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Dermatology, Division of Epithelia Biology
Project Title: Mechanisms of Chromatin Remodeling During Epithelial Develoment

Taylor Kathryn Johnson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology Operations
Project Title: Mechanistic Studies and Pharmacological inhibition of Oncogenic ARHGAP36 Activity

Amy Krystosik, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease
Project Title: The use of Spatial Video Geonarratives to Describe Localized Environmental Risk Patterns for Arboviral Transmission in Urban Kenya

Stephanie Leonard, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Project Title: Understanding Severe Maternal Morbidity: Predictors and Trends

Jie Li, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery
Project Title: Bridging the Gap in Fragile-X Syndrome Research: Experience-Dependent Alteration in Synaptic and Cognitive Function

Jeff Mao-Hwa Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Project Title: Comparing In Vivo Efficacy of Novel Subsets and Optimizing Production of Engineered Type-1 Regulatory Cells for Treatment of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Berenice Mbiribindi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant
Project Title: NK Cell Recognition of Peptides Encoded by EBV Latent Cycle Proteins

Karma McKelvey, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Project Title: Evaluation of Tobacco Prevention Toolkit 10 Session Curriculum

Christian Ngouadjio Nguetse, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project Title: Genetic Variation in Erythrocyte Receptors for Plasmodium Falciparum Invasion and Severe Malaria

Krista Sigurdson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Project Title: Developing Measures for Family-Centered Care in the NICU

Gavin Daniel Tempest, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project Title: Moving Towards the Use of Exercise to Manage Symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Katie Sassandra Walter, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Infectious Diseases
Project Title: Reconstructing the Spread of Oral Polio Virus Vaccine in Mexican Communities

Mark C. Wilkes, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology & Oncology
Project Title: SATB1 Regulation in Erythropoiesis and the Pathogenesis of Diamond Blackfan Anemia

Past Awards