Center Members

Become a Member of the CDI


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
Ramesh Agarwal, Ph.D. Engineering
Gustav Akk, Ph.D.  Anesthesiology
Ina Amarillo, Ph.D., FACMG Pathology and Immunology
Beau Ances, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Carolyn Anderson, Ph.D. Radiology
Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Jeffrey Arbeit, M.D. Surgery-Urology
Paul Austin, M.D. Surgery-Urology
Dustin Baldridge, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Michael Bamshad, M.D. Clinical Genetics
Babak Banan, M.D. Surgery
Jonathan Barnes, Ph.D.  Chemistry
Luis Batista, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Aimee Baumann-Dudenhoeffer  Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Jeff Bednarski, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Mikhail Berezin, PHD Radiology
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Sima Bhatt, M.D., MSCI Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Martha Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Gabriel Bien-Willner, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Pratim Biswas, Ph.D.  Engineering
Azad Bonni, M.D., Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Nick Brawley, M.D. Clinical Research Center
Chandana Buddhala, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery
Minji Byun, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Anders Carlsson, PHD Physics
Luis Alberto Casorla Perez, Ph.D.  Molecular Microbiology
Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery 
Mario Castro, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary
Douglas Chalker, Ph.D.  Biology
Grant Challen, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant)
Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Li-Wei Chang, Pathology and Immunology
Melissa Chapnick, R.D., M.S., MPH  Social Work
Hong Chen, PHD Biomedical Engineering
Tao Cheng, PH.D Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Milan Chheda, M.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Amy Clark, DO Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Barak Cohen, Ph.D. Genetics
Matthew Cooper, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant) 
Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Amanda Costa, MA Neurology
Carrie Coughlin, M.D.  Internal Medicine-Dermatology
Joanne Cousins, Ph.D.  Radiation Oncology 
Clarissa Craft, PHD Cell Biology
Jeffrey Craft, M.D., Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Seth Crosby, M.D. Genetics-Human Genetics
Xiaoxia Cui, Ph.D.  Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
David Curiel, M.D., Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Sonika Dahiya, MBBS, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Samuel Davila, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Miqdad Dhariwala, Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology
Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D., MPH Pediatrics-Nephrology
Aaron DiAntonio, M.D., Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Kathryn Diekmann  Neurology
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
John Dipersio, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant) 
Ram Dixit, Ph.D.  Biology
Sergej Djuranovic, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Joseph Dougherty, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
James Duncan, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Gavin Dunn, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Adam Eggebrecht, PHD, PHYSICS Radiology
Bradley Evanoff, M.D., MPH Clinical Research Center
Maria Rita Fabbrizi, Ph.D.  Radiation Oncology
Justin Fay, Ph.D. Genetics
Todd Fehniger, MD/PHD Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant)
Daniel Ferraro, M.D., Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
James Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.  Anatomy and Neurobiology 
Julie Fleischer, M.D. Pediatrics-Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Kelley Foyil, M.S.  Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
William Frazier, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Anthony French, M.D. Pediatrics-Rheumatology and Immunology
Eric Galburt, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Joel Garbow, Ph.D.  Radiology
Jane Garbutt, M.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Joseph Gaut, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Karen Gauvain, M.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Steven George, MD PHD Biomedical Engineering
Yehuda Ginosar, M.D.  Anesthesiology
Matthew Goodwin, M.D., Ph.D.  Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeffrey Gordon, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
David Gottlieb, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Manu Goyal, M.D. Radiology
Matthew Grant, M.D.  Surgery-Pediatric
Paul Gray, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Ryan Gray, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Abby Green, M.D.  Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jun Guo, Ph.D. Surgery-Pediatric
Aditi Gupta, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
David Gutmann, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Erin Hall, M.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Dennis Hallahan, M.D. Radiation Oncology
Gabriel Haller, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery
Phyllis Hanson, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Biology
David Haslam, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Robert Hayashi, M.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Ericka Hayes, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Mai He, M.D., Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology
Andreas Herrlich, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Erik Herzog, Ph.D. Biology
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Angela Hirbe, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Oncology (Medical Oncology)
Emily Hixson, MBA Surgery-Urology
Mark Holland, Ph.D. Physics
Lori Holtz, M.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Hongzhen Hu, Ph.D.  Anesthesiology
Yina Huang, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Lora Iannotti, Ph.D.  Social Work
Joseph Ippolito, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Eva Istvan, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
James Janetka, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Anuja Java, M.D. Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Abhinav Jha, Ph.D. Radiology
Xuntian Jiang, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Kimberly Johnson, MPH, Ph.D. Social Work
Stephen Johnson, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Charles Kaufman, MD, PHD Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Jonathan Kessler, Ph.D. Engineering
Albert Kim, M.D., Ph.D. Surgery
Allison King, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.  Occupational Therapy
Marina Kisseleva, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Eynav Klechevsky, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Karen Klein, Ph.D. Chemistry Dept.
Samuel Klein, M.D. Internal Medicine-Nutritional Science
Vitaly Klyachko, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Kathryn Knoop, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Jay Kolls, M.D. Pediatrics-Immunology
Alok Kothari, M.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
John Kotyk, Ph.D. Radiology
Kristen Kroll, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Ghada Kunter, M.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
David Larson, Ph.D. Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Jeffrey Leonard, M.D. Neurosurgery
Renate Lewis, Neurology
Fuhai Li, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Weikai Li, Ph.D.  Biochemistry 
Judith Lieu, M.D. MSPH  Otolaryngology
C. Huie Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Tina Lindsay, M.S.  Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Fangqiong Ling, Ph.D.  Engineering
Lin Liu, PH.D Internal Medicine-Hematology
Yongjian Liu, Ph.D. Radiology
Olga Lubman, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Luigi Maccotta, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Matthew Macewan, Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Jeffrey Magee, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Sahil Mahajan, PHD Orthopaedic Surgery
Arushi Manga, M.D.  Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Scott Manson, Ph.D. Surgery-Urology
Soe Mar, M.D. Neurology
Elaine Mardis, Ph.D. Genetics - Sequencing Center
Luciano Marpegan, Ph.D. Biology
Garland Marshall, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Shailendra Maurya, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Pat McAllister, Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Karyn Meltz Steinberg, Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Barbara Meyer, Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. Biology
Mark Miller, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Rob Mitra, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Makedonka Mitreva, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Caroline Morhmann, Ph.D., RN  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Kelle Moley, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Suman Mondal, M.TECH Radiology
Samantha Morris, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Nima Mosammaparast, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Jared Muenzer, M.D. Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Indira Mysorekar, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Jeanne Nerbonne, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Kevin Noguchi, B.S., Ph.D. Psychiatry
Christine Nolan, MSW Pediatrics-Central Administration
Audrey Odom, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Melissa O'Sullivan  Neurology
Bradley Ozenberger, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
Sun-Ji Park, PH.D Internal Medicine-Kidney Center
Charlyn Partridge, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Philip Payne, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Sciences
Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Yi-Chieh Perng, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Stephen Persaud, M.D., Ph.D.  Pathology and Immunology
Kathy Pierson, BS/BA Pediatrics-Central Administration
Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Santhi Pondugula, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Monali Prabagaran, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Michael Province, Ph.D. Genetics - Division of Statistics Genomics
Zhikang Qian, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Waliah Rakhem, MA  Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine 
Narendrakumar Ramanan, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Daniel Rauch, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Patrick Reich, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Kenneth Remy, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Joshua Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Carlos Santos, M.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Diana Satanovsky, M.S.  Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Erica Scheller, DDS, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Bone and Mineral Diseases 
Robert Schreiber, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Laura Schuettpelz, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Rajarshi Sengupta, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
William Shannon, Ph.D., MBA Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Girdhar Sharma, Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Lavinia Sheets, Ph.D.  Otolaryngology 
Shalini Shenoy, M.D. Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology
Joshua Shimony, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Gary Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics
Grant Simmons, Neurology
Srikanth Singamaneni, Ph.D.  Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering
Gautam Singh, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
James Skeath, Ph.D. Genetics-Human Genetics
Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D. Laboratory & Genomic Medicine
Ebony Smith, MPH Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Laura Smithson, Ph.D. Neurology
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Andrea Soranno, Ph.D.  Biochemistry
Phil Spinella, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Philip Stahl, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Christina Stallings, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Sheila Stewart, Ph.D. Cell Biology
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
Tao Sun, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Minori Tamai, M.D., Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
John-Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. Chemistry
Simon Tang, Ph.D.  Orthopaedic Surgery
Maria Tecos, M.D.  Surgery-Pediatric
Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D.  Developmental Biology
Kwee Thio, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Mareen Thomas, M.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
R. Reid Townsend, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine
Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Brian Van Tine, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Medical Oncology)
Jesse Vrecenak, M.D.  Surgery-Pediatric
Richard Wahl, M.D. Radiology
Mia Wallace, MBA Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Caihong Wang, DVM, PHD Obstetrics/Gynecology
Leyao Wang, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mark Warchol, Ph.D.  Otolaryngology
Julia Warren, M.D., Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Jason Weber, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
John Welch, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Oncology (Stem Cell Biology)
Jie Wen, PHD Radiology
Michael White, PHD Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Luke Wiley, Ph.D. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Kashwayne Williams, MHA, MBA  Radiology
Margot Williams, Ph.D.  Developmental Biology
Daniel Willis, M.D.  Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
David Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Kel Vin Woo, MD, PHD Pediatrics-Cardiology
Karen Wooley, Ph.D. Chemistry
David Wozniak, Ph.D.  Psychology
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Mai Xu, Ph.D. Radiology
Gang Xu, D.SC. Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering
Qin Yang, Ph.D., M.D. Radiation Oncology
Hiroko Yano, Ph.D. Neurological Surgery
Kevin Yarasheski, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Zhongsheng You, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Dong Yu, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Chan Yuy Chueng, Center for Engineering Computing
Weixiong Zhang, Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
Zheng Zuo, PHD Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences


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