The Annual ID Research Retreat

The Annual ID Research Retreat is a collaborative event by the Adult and Pediatrics infectious diseases divisions. 

Typically held in May, it's nearly a full day of data presented by research fellows, postdocs, and faculty.

Additionally, the Adult ID division hosts the fellowship graduation and awards dinner the same evening.



Tuesday, June 8, 2021
(Zoom link will be shared internally)

Adult ID Host: Shirit Einav, MD

Peds ID Host: Hayley Gans, MD

2019 Itinerary

 8:00 AM


 8:30 AM

Welcome: Shirit Einav, MD and Hayley Gans, MD

 8:35 AM

Adult ID Faculty: Prasanna Jagannathan, MD

Burden of Malaria in Ugandan Children in 2019: Obstacles and Opportunities

 9:20 AM

Amy Chang, MD (mentors: Dr. Stan Deresinski & Dr. Marisa Holubar)

A Multi-Disciplinary Team-based Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Clostridioides difficile Rates Resulting in Antimicrobial Stewardship

 9:40 AM

Melisa Shah, MD (mentor: Dr. Desiree LaBeaud)

Malaria smear positivity among Kenyan children peaks at intermediate temperatures as predicted by ecological models

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Coralee Del Valle Mojica, MD (mentors: Dr. Hayley Gans & Dr. Sharon Chen)

Host and pathogen risk factors in Adenovirus infection in Pediatric Solid Organ transplantation

10:35 AM

Ashley Styczynski, MD (mentor: Dr. Stephen Luby)

Uncovering the Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance

10:55 AM

Leo Martinez, PhD (mentor: Dr. Jason Andrews)

The Risk of Tuberculosis Disease Progression in Children After Close Exposure

11:15 AM

Kassie Dantzler, PhD (mentor: Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan)

Mechanisms driving altered Vδ2+ γδ T cell function during recurrent malaria infection

11:35 am

Jamie Caldwell, PhD (mentor: Dr. Desiree LaBeaud)

Predicting arbovirus transmission in Kenya and Ecuador using weather data

11:55 AM


12:15 PM

Peds ID Faculty: Roshni Mathew, MD

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Reduction Efforts at LPCH

  1:05 PM

Efthymia Iliana Matthaiou, PhD (mentor: Dr. Joe Hsu; Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Pathogen expression of a CD47-mimic may evade host defense

  1:25 PM


1.       Lily Horng, MD (mentors: Dr. Stephen Luby & Dr. Jason Andrews)

“Environmental surveillance for Salmonella Typhi and Paratyphi A: typhoid conjugate vaccine introduction in Navi Mumbai, India”

2.       Nimish Kathale, PhD (mentor: Dr. Taia Wang)

“Next generation universal influenza virus vaccines: high throughput assay to assess vaccine efficacy”

3.       Bikash Shakya, PhD (mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Egan)

“Gaining entry: How CD55 facilitates red cell invasion by Plasmodium falciparum”

4.       Sharon Chen, MD (representing PIDPIC)

“New Insights into CMV and EBV infections in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation”

2:00 PM