Center Members

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All interested faculty members at Washington University are invited to join a CDI Center. As a member of a CDI Center, investigators will receive the CDI's Pathways Newsletter as well as notices about Center meetings and other events. To become a member, please register in the CDI's submission system at http://www.childrensdiscovery-application.org/login.php.  Select the Center(s) most closely aligned with your research interests. 


Center Members 

Yousef Abu-Amer, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Nada Abumrad, PHD Internal Medicine-Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Kavita Agarwal, Ph.D.  Molecular Microbiology
Ramesh Agarwal, Ph.D. Engineering
Sun Young Ahn, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Ina Amarillo, Ph.D., FACMG Pathology and Immunology
Beau Ances, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Shafkat Anwar, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Rajendra Apte, M.D., Ph.D. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Jeffrey Arbeit, M.D. Surgery-Urology
Ana Maria Arbelaez, M.D., MSCI Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Paul Austin, M.D. Surgery-Urology
Elisabetta Babetto, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Geneva Baca, BA Orthopaedic Surgery
Megan Baldridge, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Robert Baloh, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Michael Bamshad, M.D. Clinical Genetics
Babak Banan, M.D. Surgery
Thomas Baranski, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Steven Bassnett, Ph.D.  Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
Avraham Beigelman, M.D. Pediatrics-Allergy, Immunology  Pulmonary
Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. Biology
Mikhail Berezin, PHD Radiology
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Stephen Beverley, Ph.D.  Molecular Microbiology 
Pratim Biswas, Ph.D.  Engineering
Jacco Boon, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Anne Bowcock, Ph.D. Human Genetics
Nick Brawley, M.D. Clinical Research Center
Michael Brent, Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Thomas Brett, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Paul Bridgman, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Chandana Buddhala, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery
Minji Byun, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
William Cade, PT, Ph.D. Physical Therapy
Bruce Carlson, Ph.D. Biology
Anders Carlsson, PHD Physics
Javier Carrero, Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology 
Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery 
Mario Castro, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary
Li-Wei Chang, Pathology and Immunology
Zhoufeng Chen, Ph.D. Anesthesiology
Ying Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Tao Cheng, PH.D Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
James Cheverud, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Milan Chheda, M.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Matthew Ciorba, MD Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Amy Clark, DO Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Regina Clemens, MD, PHD Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
F. Sessions Cole, M.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Anne Connolly, M.D. Neurology
Matthew Cooper, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant) 
Megan Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Rheumatology and Immunology
Joanne Cousins, Ph.D.  Radiation Oncology 
Clarissa Craft, PHD Cell Biology
Peter Crawford, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Seth Crosby, M.D. Genetics-Human Genetics
Philip Cryer, M.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrine/Metabolism
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Samuel Davila, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Joshua Dearborn, PHD Internal Medicine-Oncology (Stem Cell Biology)
Brian DeBosch, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Miqdad Dhariwala, Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology
Aaron DiAntonio, M.D., Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Dennis Dietzen, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Krikor Dikranian, M.D., Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Mary Dinauer, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Matthew Dobbs, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Rachel Edwards, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Adam Eggebrecht, PHD, PHYSICS Radiology
Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology 
Bradley Evanoff, M.D., MPH Clinical Research Center
Maria Rita Fabbrizi, Ph.D.  Radiation Oncology
Roberta Faccio, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Brian Finck, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Simon Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
James Fleckenstein, M.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Julie Fleischer, M.D. Pediatrics-Genetics and Genomic Medicine
William Frazier, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Anthony French, M.D. Pediatrics-Rheumatology and Immunology
Carl Frieden, PH.D. Biochemistry
Stephanie Fritz, M.D., MSCI Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jane Garbutt, M.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Thomas Girard, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Matthew Goldsmith, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Misty Good, MD Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Jeffrey Gordon, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
David Gottlieb, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Manu Goyal, M.D. Radiology
Dorothy Grange, M.D. Pediatrics Genetics & Genomics Medicine
Ryan Gray, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Paul Gray, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Jun Guo, Ph.D. Surgery-Pediatric
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Erin Hall, M.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Kathleen Hall, PH.D. Biochemistry
Mark Halstead, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery 
Marc Hammerman, M.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Scott Handley, Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology
Phyllis Hanson, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Biology
Marcie Harris-Hayes, PT, DPT, MSCI, OCS Physical Therapy
David Haslam, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jim Havranek, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Ericka Hayes, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Katherine Henzler-Wildman, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Andreas Herrlich, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Tamara Hershey, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Keiko Hirose, MD Otolaryngology
Emily Hixson, MBA Surgery-Urology
Mark Holland, Ph.D. Physics
Lori Holtz, M.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Keith Hruska, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Chyi Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Yina Huang, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Michael Hughes, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Monica Hulbert, MD Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Scott Hultgren, Ph.D.  Molecular Microbiology
Harshad Ingle, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Joseph Ippolito, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Eva Istvan, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Sanjay Jain, Ph.D., M.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Siddharth Jain, MBBS, MD Neurology
Anuja Java, M.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Xuntian Jiang, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Stephen Johnson, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Jeff Jones, PHD Biomedical Engineering
Caitlin Kelleher, Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Jonathan Kessler, Ph.D. Engineering
Megan L. Killian, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Alfred Kim, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Marina Kisseleva, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Eynav Klechevsky, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Samuel Klein, M.D. Internal Medicine-Nutritional Science
Karen Klein, Ph.D. Chemistry Dept.
Vitaly Klyachko, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Kathryn Knoop, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Jay Kolls, M.D. Pediatrics-Immunology
John Kotyk, Ph.D. Radiology
Paul Kotzbauer, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Hrishikesh Kulkarni, M.D.  Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Patricio Larosa, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
David Larson, Ph.D. Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Heather Lawson, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Deborah Lenschow, M.D., PH.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Eric Leuthardt, M.D. Neurosurgery
Renate Lewis, Neurology
Weikai Li, Ph.D. Biochemistry 
Helen Liapis, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
Congxing Lin, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Dermatology
C. Huie Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Tina Lindsay, M.S.  Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Lin Liu, PH.D Internal Medicine-Hematology
Irfan Lodhi, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Fanxin Long, Ph.D. Internal Medicine - Bone & Mineral Diseases
Olga Lubman, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Clifford Luke, PH.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Liang Ma, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Dermatology
Luigi Maccotta, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Matthew Macewan, Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Sahil Mahajan, PHD Orthopaedic Surgery
Moe Mahjoub, PHD Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Elaine Majerus, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Mark Manary, M.D. Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Scott Manson, Ph.D. Surgery-Urology
Soe Mar, M.D. Neurology
Garland Marshall, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Shailendra Maurya, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Audrey McAlinden, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Pat McAllister, Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Karyn Meltz Steinberg, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Steven Mennerick, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Craig Micchelli, PHD Developmental Biology
Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. Biology
Jeffrey Millman, PH.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Jonathan Miner, MD, PHD Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Jeffrey Miner, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Amit Mogha, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Kelle Moley, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Suman Mondal, M.TECH Radiology
Kelly Monk, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Celeste Morley, M.D., PH.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Samantha Morris, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Jared Muenzer, M.D. Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Indira Mysorekar, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Rakesh Nagarajan, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Peter Nagele, M.D., MSC Anesthesiology
Jeffrey Nepple, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeanne Nerbonne, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Rodney Newberry, M.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Colin Nichols, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Christine Nolan, MSW Pediatrics-Central Administration
Deborah Novack, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine - Bone & Mineral Diseases
Audrey Odom, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Daniel Ory, Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Bradley Ozenberger, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D. Neurology
Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Hongsuk Park, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Sun-Ji Park, PH.D Internal Medicine-Kidney Center
Charlyn Partridge, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Kamlesh Patel, MD Surgery-Plastic
Debabrata Patra, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Gary Patti, M.D. Chemistry
Marta Pepino, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Yi-Chieh Perng, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Alan Pestronk, M.D. Neurology
Sarah Petersen, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Jennifer Philips, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kathy Pierson, BS/BA Pediatrics-Central Administration
Roberta Pineda, Ph.D. Occupational Therapy
David Piston, Ph.D. Cell Biology
David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Monali Prabagaran, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Carlos Puyo, M.D.  Anesthesiology
Zhikang Qian, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
James Quirk, Ph.D. Radiology
Waliah Rakhem, MA  Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine 
Baranidharan Raman, Ph.D. M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Patrick Reich, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Kenneth Remy, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Joan Riley, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Zorimar Rivera Nunez, Ph.D. Social Work
Patricio Rosa, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
David Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
David Rudnick, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Brigida Rusconi, PHD Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Mark Rutherford, PHD Otolaryngology
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Linda Sandell, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Mark Sands, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Stem Cell Biology)
Carlos Santos, M.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Scott Saunders, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Erica Scheller, DDS, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Bone and Mineral Diseases 
David Schnadower, M.D., MPH  Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine 
Alan Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics
George Schweitzer, PHD Internal Medicine-Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Michael Seifert, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Kristen Seiler, MD Surgery-Pediatric
Lori Setton, Ph.D.  Biomedical Engineering 
William Shannon, Ph.D., MBA Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Andrey Shaw, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
Jie Shen, PHD Orthopaedic Surgery
Haina Shin, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Gary Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics
Grant Simmons, Neurology
Gautam Singh, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
Sudhir Singh, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
James Skeath, PHD Genetics-Human Genetics
William Smart, Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Ebony Smith, MPH Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Laura Smithson, Ph.D. Neurology
Christopher Smyser, M.D.  Neurology
Matthew Smyth, M.D. Neurosurgery
Alison Snyder-Warwick, M.D. Surgery-Plastic
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Philip Stahl, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Christina Stallings, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Pj Stewart-Hutchinson, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Stephen Stone, MD Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Gregory Storch, M.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Jennifer Strahle, M.D.  Neurosurgery
Christopher Sturgeon, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Toshifumi Sugatani, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Zhao Sun, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Simon Tang, Ph.D. Orthopaedic Surgery
Phillip Tarr, M.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Larissa Thackray, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kwee Thio, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Mareen Thomas, M.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Dwight Towler, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine - Bone & mineral Diseases
Indi Trehan, M.D. MPH DTM&H Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Emil Unanue, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Brian Van Tine, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Medical Oncology)
Arun Varadhachary, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Zachary Vesoulis, M.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Richard Wahl, M.D. Radiology
Mia Wallace, MBA Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Caihong Wang, DVM, PHD Obstetrics/Gynecology
Brad Warner, M.D. Surgery-Pediatric
Barbara Warner, M.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Mark Watson, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology & Immunology
Conrad Weihl, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Jie Wen, PHD Radiology
Timothy Wencewicz, Ph.D.  Chemistry
Michael Whyte, M.D. Internal Medicine - Bone & Mineral Diseases
Burton Wice, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Luke Wiley, Ph.D. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Denise Wilfley, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Margot Williams, Ph.D.  Developmental Biology
Monita Wilson, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
David Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Albert Woo, M.D. Surgery-Plastic
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Xunjun Xiao, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Gang Xu, D.SC. Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering
Takuya Yagi, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Hiroko Yano, Ph.D. Neurological Surgery
Kevin Yarasheski, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Dong Yu, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Chan Yuy Chueng, Center for Engineering Computing
Weixiong Zhang, Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Bernd Zinselmeyer, PHD Pathology and Immunology
Zheng Zuo, PHD Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences




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