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)

FY2019  Awards

Janet Y. Bang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology
Project Title: How Do Early Caregiver-Child Interactions Support Long-Term Academic Outcomes in At-Risk 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

Hyesang Chang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Project Title: Cognitive Training-Induced Plasticity of Brain Circuits in Children with Learning Disabilities

Kathleen Whittle Dantzler, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine (Infectious Disease)
Project Title: Mechanisms driving γδ T cell and monocyte dysfunction during recurrent malaria and impact on adaptive immune responses

Debopam Ghosh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Human Gene Therapy)
Project Title: MHC Class-II Molecule H2-M Affects the Development and Function of B-1 Cells

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

Efthymia Iliana Matthaiou, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care)
Project Title: Cystic Fibrosis-Related Innate Immunity Defects Increase the Risk Of Aspergillus Fumigatus Infection After Pediatric Lung Transplantation

Monica Mendes Kangussu Marcolino, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Novel Therapies for Lethal Parasitic Diseases of Children: Validation of Drug Target in Entamoeba Histolytica and Naegleria Fowleri

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

Omer Revah, DVM, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)
Project Title: Functional Integration into the Rodent Cortex Of Human Stem Cell Derived 3D Cortical Spheroids to Model Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Jolanda Sarno, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology)
Project Title: Single-Cell Analysis of Treatment Failure in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Jonas D. Van Belleghem, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine (Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine)
Project Title: The Prevalence and Impact of Phage Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

Humsa Venkatesh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology (Neurology)
Project Title: Electrical Integration of Pediatric Gliomas into Neural Circuitry

Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)
Project Title: Psychotropic Medication and Ectopic Pregnancy

Past Awards