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
Tracy Adair-Kirk, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ramesh Agarwal, Ph.D. Engineering
Gaya Amarasinghe, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Beau Ances, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Jeffrey Atkinson, M.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Paul Austin, M.D. Surgery-Urology
Leonard Bacharier, M.D. Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Michael Bamshad, M.D. Clinical Genetics
Babak Banan, M.D. Surgery
Philip Bayly, Ph.D. Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering
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
Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Pratim Biswas, Ph.D.  Engineering
Joshua Blatter, M.D., MPH Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Jacco Boon, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Nick Brawley, M.D. Clinical Research Center
Thomas Brett, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Steven Brody, M.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Derek Byers, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Minji Byun, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Anders Carlsson, PHD Physics
Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery 
Mario Castro, MD, MPH Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Pallavi Chandra, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Li-Wei Chang, Pathology and Immunology
Delphine Chen, M.D. Radiology
Tao Cheng, PH.D Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Amy Clark, DO Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Regina Clemens, MD, PHD Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Meghan Coghlan, M.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Matthew Cooper, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant) 
Joanne Cousins, Ph.D.  Radiation Oncology 
Clarissa Craft, PHD Cell Biology
Seth Crosby, M.D. Genetics-Human Genetics
Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. Anatomic & Molecular Pathology
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Samuel Davila, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Michael DeBaun, M.D., MPH Pediatrics-Genetics and Genomic Medicine
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
Allan Doctor, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Susan Dutcher, Ph.D. Genetics-Human Genetics
Rachel Edwards, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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
Mario Feldman, Ph.D.  Molecular Microbiology
Thomas Ferkol, M.D. Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Julie Fleischer, M.D. Pediatrics-Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Kelly Flentie, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
William Frazier, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Anthony French, M.D. Pediatrics-Rheumatology and Immunology
Eric Galburt, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Jane Garbutt, M.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Joseph Gaut, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Andrew Gelman, Ph.D. Surgery
Nicole Gilbert, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Paul Goodfellow, Ph.D. Surgery
Jeffrey Gordon, M.D. Pathology and Immunology
David Gottlieb, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Manu Goyal, M.D. Radiology
Paul Gray, Ph.D. Anatomy and Neurobiology
Ryan Gray, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Aaron Hamvas, M.D. Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
Phyllis Hanson, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Biology
David Haslam, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jeffrey Haspel, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Jim Havranek, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Ericka Hayes, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Andreas Herrlich, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
John Heuser, M.D. Cell Biology
Keiko Hirose, MD Otolaryngology
Paul Hmiel, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics Nephrology
Mark Holland, Ph.D. Physics
Lori Holtz, M.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Michael Holtzman, MD Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Amjad Horani, M.D. Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Chyi Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Eva Istvan, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
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
Jonathan Kessler, Ph.D. Engineering
Shabaana Khader, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Marina Kisseleva, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Eynav Klechevsky, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Robyn Klein, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine
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
Daniel Kreisel, M.D., Ph.D. Surgery
Hrishikesh Kulkarni, M.D.  Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
David Larson, Ph.D. Genetics-Genome Sequencing Center
Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Amanda Lewis, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Warren Lewis, Ph.D. Internal Medicine, Infectous Diseases
Renate Lewis, Neurology
Weikai Li, Ph.D.  Biochemistry 
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
Olga Lubman, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Luigi Maccotta, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Matthew Macewan, Ph.D. Neurosurgery
Moe Mahjoub, PHD Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
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
Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. Biology
Rob Mitra, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Kelle Moley, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Suman Mondal, M.TECH Radiology
Mitsuru Morimoto, Developmental Biology
Celeste Morley, M.D., PH.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Jared Muenzer, M.D. Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Joshua Murphy, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
Indira Mysorekar, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Jeanne Nerbonne, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Nguyet Nguyen, M.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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
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
Anand Patel, M.D., MS Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Dhara Patel, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
G. Alexander Patterson, M.D. Surgery
Yi-Chieh Perng, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Jennifer Philips, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kathy Pierson, BS/BA Pediatrics-Central Administration
Roberta Pineda, Ph.D. Occupational Therapy
Jessica Pittman, M.D. Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine
Monali Prabagaran, Ph.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology
Zhikang Qian, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
James Quirk, Ph.D. Radiology
Waliah Rakhem, MA  Pediatrics-Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine 
Patrick Reich, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Kenneth Remy, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Stephen Rogers, PH.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
David Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.  Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Carlos Santos, M.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Erica Scheller, DDS, Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Bone and Mineral Diseases 
Robert Senior, M.D. Internal Medicine - Pulmonary
William Shannon, Ph.D., MBA Internal Medicine-General Medicine Science
Gary Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics
Grant Simmons, Neurology
Gautam Singh, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
James Skeath, PHD Genetics-Human Genetics
Ebony Smith, MPH Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Laura Smithson, Ph.D. Neurology
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Ph.D. Developmental Biology
Phil Spinella, M.D. Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
Philip Stahl, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Christina Stallings, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Pj Stewart-Hutchinson, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Stephen Stone, MD Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Gregory Storch, M.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Cristina Strong, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Dermatology
Robert Strunk, M.D. Pediatrics Allergy Immun. Pulmonary Medicine
Christopher Sturgeon, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
Brian Suarez, Ph.D. Psychiatry
Alan Templeton, Ph.D. Biology
Kwee Thio, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Mareen Thomas, M.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Diabetes
Yumirle Turmelle, M.D. Pediatrics Gastroenterology
Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Mia Wallace, MBA Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Jennifer Wambach, M.D., MS Pediatrics-Newborn Medicine
David Wang, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
Mark Watson, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology & Immunology
Jie Wen, PHD Radiology
Timothy Wencewicz, Ph.D.  Chemistry
Luke Wiley, Ph.D. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Margot Williams, Ph.D.  Developmental Biology
David Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Gang Xu, D.SC. Mechanical, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering
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
Zheng Zuo, PHD Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences


Center Members

Gaya Amarasinghe, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Beau Mark Ances, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology
Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Ramesh Argarwal, Ph.D. William Palm Professor of Engineering
Jeffrey J. Atkinson, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Paul Austin, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery
Leonard Bacharier, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Philip Bayly, Ph.D. Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughs Professor of Mech. Eng.
David Beebe, Ph.D. J & B Becker Professor Of Ophthalmology & Vis Sci
Avraham Beigelman, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Thomas Brett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Steven L. Brody, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Charles Canter, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Mario Castro, M.P.H, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine
Li-wei Chang, M.D. Research Instructor in Pathology & Immunology
James Cheverud, Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Regina Clemens, M.D., Ph.D. Instructor in Pediatrics
F. Sessions Cole, M.D. Park J White, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Seth Crosby, M.D. Research Assistant Professor of Genetics
Erika C. Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Samuel Davila, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Krikor Dikranian, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy
Allan Doctor, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
James Duncan, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiology
Susan Dutcher, Ph.D. Professor of Genetics
Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Justin Fay, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genetics
Thomas W. Ferkol, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
William Frazier, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Anthony R. French, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Jane Garbutt, M.D. Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Andrew Gelman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery
Nicole Gilbert, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Paul Goodfellow, Ph.D. Professor of Surgery
David I. Gottlieb, Ph.D. Professor of Neurobiology
Paul Gray, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Ryan Gray, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scholar of Developmental Biology
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology
Aaron Hamvas, M.D. James P. Keating, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Jeffrey Haspel, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jim Havranek, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
John E. Heuser, M.D. Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Paul Hmiel, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Mark R. Holland, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor in Physics
Lori Holtz, M.D. Instructor of Pediatrics
Michael J. Holtzman, M.D. Seldin Professor of Medicine
Amjad Horani, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Eva Istvan, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Xuntian Jiang, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Medicine
Marina Kisseleva, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Medicine
Vitaly Klyachko, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
John Kotyk, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor of Radiology
Daniel Kreisel, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Surgery
Warren Lewis, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Medicine
Garland Marshall, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Biology
Robi D. Mitra, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genetics
Kelle H. Moley, M.D. Crane Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Celeste Morley, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Joshua Murphy, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Indira Mysorekar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D. Alumni Professor of Developmental Biology
Nguyet Nguyen, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Audrey Odom, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D. Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology
Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Anand Patel, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
G. Alexander Patterson, M.D. Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery
Yi-Chieh Perng, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Jessica Pittman, M.D., M.P.H Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Monali Prabagaran, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate in Obstetrics & Gynecology
James Quirk, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Radiology
Stephen Rogers, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pediatrics
Carlos Santos, M.D. Instructor of Medicine
Michelle Smith, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate in Pathology & Immunology
Lilianna Solnica-krezel, Ph.D. Professor of Developmental Biology
Philip Spinella, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Philip Stahl, Ph.D. Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Christina Stallings, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Gregory A. Storch, M.D. Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics
Cristina Strong, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Robert C. Strunk, M.D. Donald Strominger Professor of Pediatrics
Brian Suarez, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry
Alan Templeton, Ph.D. Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology
Mareen Thomas, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
R. Reid Townsend, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Yumirle Turmelle, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
David Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Mark Watson, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Alison Whelan, M.D. Professor of Medicine
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate in Genetics
Dmitriy Yablonskiy, Ph.D. Professor of Radiology
Kevin Yarasheski, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine
Dong Yu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Weixiong Zhang, Ph.D. Professor of Computer Science & Engineering