Postdoctoral Awards

"X monosomy (XO) is the most common chromosomal abnormality in miscarriage, with nearly 99% of conceptuses aborting early in pregnancy. This suggests a crucial contribution of the sex chromosomes to early placental development that is not currently appreciated. MCHRI has made it possible for me to leverage the natural experiment of sex chromosome aneuploidy in placenta to investigate the mechanisms of sex-linked pregnancy loss and complication risk."

Amy Elizabeth Braun, PhD
2020 MCHRI Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine); Project Title: Determining the Role of Sex Chromosomes in Normal and Abnormal Placentation with Implications for Pregnancy and Child Health


FY 2020 Awards

Amy Elizabeth Braun, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Determining the Role of Sex Chromosomes in Normal and Abnormal Placentation with Implications for Pregnancy and Child Health

Phoom Chairatana, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology & Immunology
Developing Therapeutic Strategies to Target Type VI Secretion System-mediated Effectors that Salmonella Uses to Promote Its Infection in Host Cells

Carla Dib, PhD,MSc,PSM, BSc
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine)
Development of HSC Base-Editing and Non-Genotoxic Antibody-Based Conditioning for Safe and Effective Treatment Of X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Racquel Domingo-Gonzalez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics
Identification of Macrophage Heterogeneity During Late Lung Development at Single Cell Resolution

Elveda Gozdas, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Assessing Individual Connectomic Markers of Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Structural and Functional Brain Imaging

Brittany Elizabeth Matheson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Identifying Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive Predictors of Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents

Percy Khushroo Mistry, MBA, MA, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Computational Approaches to Precision Phenotyping and Uncovering Brain-Based Predictors of Childhood Psychopathologies

Yuki Miura, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
A Human 3D Cortico-Striatal Assembloid Platform to Study Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Abigail Elizabeth Powell, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry
Using protein Nanoparticles to Develop a Safe and Stable Vaccine Against Ebola

Ni Su, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Orthopaedic (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Microribbon Scaffolds with Dual Functions of Immunomodulation and Chemotherapeutic Delivery for Treating Osteosarcoma

Marilou Tetard, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Discovering Essential Host Factors for Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Rosetting

Supawat Thongthip, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplant & Regenerative Medicine)
Combination Lentiviral Gene Therapy and Non-Genotoxic Anti-c-Kit (CD117) Antibody-Based Conditioning for Curative Treatment of Fanconi Anemia

Zhiyuan Yao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Deciphering the Pathogenesis of Severe Dengue in Children Via Novel Single Cell Transcriptomic Approaches

Past Awards


"I am trying to determine how polymorphism in MHC-II locus alters B-cell repertoire and predisposed an individual to autoimmune disorders like type-1 diabetes (T1D) or juvenile diabetes. The MCHRI award will be instrumental to help me achieve the plans as an experimentalist. My immediate future plan is to use data generated from this project to apply for a K99 award to pursue further avenues using in murine model of autoimmune T1D."

Debopam Ghosh, PhD
Pediatrics (Human Gene Therapy)
2019 MCHRI Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Project Title: MHC Class-II Molecule H2-M Affects the Development and Function of B-1 Cells


"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
Pediatrics (Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)
2018 MCHRI Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Project Title: Developing Measures for Family-Centered Care in the NICU