Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP)

"Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 54 children and constitutes a significant concern for public health, yet the etiology of the disorder is not known. Funding from MCHRI has allowed us to investigate, for the first time, neurobiological markers that detect autism and predict severity of autism symptoms in male and female children in novel quantitative ways that were not previously possible."

Kaustubh Supekar, PhD
The Taube Family Endowed Transdisciplinary Investigator for Maternal Child Health
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2022 Awards

Project Title: “High-dimensional Immunofluorescence Atlas of Tissue Architecture and Microbiome in Pediatric Fibro-stenosing Crohn's Disease
PI: Stephan Rogalla, MD, PhD. Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology (School of Medicine)
Olav Solgaard, PhD. Director, Edward Ginzton Laboratory and Professor of Electrical Engineering (School of Engineering).

Project Title: Investigating the potential of quorum sensing molecules, produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to produce sensory hearing loss in chronic suppurative otitis media
Peter Santa Maria, MD, PhD. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (School of Medicine)
Lynette Cegelski, PhD. Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering (School of Humanities and Sciences)

Project Title: “Instant ELISA: Extremely Rapid Biomarker Detection at the Bedside”
PI: Tom Soh, MS, PhD. Radiology, Electrical Engineering, and By Courtesy Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering (School of Engineering)
Timothy Cornell, MD. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (School of Medicine)

Project Title: “Novel biopsy-free preimplantation genetic testing in embryos”
PI: Bo Yu, MD, MS. Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (School of Medicine)
Stanley Qi, PhD. Bioengineering (School of Engineering)

Project Title: “Going from Manually-crafted to Digitally-designed Oral Devices: A Digital Workflow to Treat Neonates with Cleft Lip and/or Palate or Robin Sequence to Ameliorate Surgical Procedures.”
PI: HyeRan Choo, DDS, DMD, MS. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (School of Medicine)
Co-PI: Joseph Desimone, PhD. Radiology, Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Chemistry, of Materials Science and Engineering, and of Operations IT at GSB (School of Engineering)

Past Awards