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
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
Michael Bamshad, M.D. Clinical Genetics
Babak Banan, M.D. Surgery
Luis Batista, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology
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
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
Leandro Castaneyra Ruiz, Ph.D.  Neurosurgery 
Mario Castro, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary
Grant Challen, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Li-Wei Chang, Pathology and Immunology
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
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
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
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) 
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
Julie Fleischer, M.D. Pediatrics-Genetics and Genomic Medicine
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
Karen Gauvain, M.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Steven George, MD PHD Biomedical Engineering
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
Jun Guo, Ph.D. Surgery-Pediatric
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
Phyllis Hanson, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Biology
David Haslam, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Robert Hayashi, M.D. Pediatrics
Ericka Hayes, M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Andreas Herrlich, M.D., Ph.D.  Internal Medicine-Renal Diseases
Erik Herzog, Ph.D. Biology
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
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
Yina Huang, Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rob Mitra, Ph.D. Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
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
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
Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology and Immunology
Yi-Chieh Perng, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
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
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
Shalini Shenoy, M.D. Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology
Joshua Shimony, M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Gary Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics
Grant Simmons, Neurology
Gautam Singh, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology
James Skeath, Ph.D. 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
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
John-Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. Chemistry
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)
Richard Wahl, M.D. Radiology
Mia Wallace, MBA Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
Caihong Wang, DVM, PHD Obstetrics/Gynecology
Jason Weber, Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Oncology (Molecular Oncology)
Jie Wen, PHD Radiology
Michael White, PHD Genetics-Center for Genome Sciences
Luke Wiley, Ph.D. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Margot Williams, Ph.D.  Developmental Biology
David Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology
Kel Vin Woo, MD, PHD Pediatrics-Cardiology
Karen Wooley, Ph.D. Chemistry
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Pediatrics-Laboratory Medicine
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


Center Members

Beau Mark Ances, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology
Carolyn Anderson, Ph.D. Professor of Radiology
Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Jeffrey Arbeit, M.D. Professor of Surgery
Ramesh Argarwal, Ph.D. William Palm Professor of Engineering
Paul Austin, M.D. Associate Professor of Surgery
Jeffrey Bednarski, M.D., Ph.D. Instructor in Pediatrics
David Beebe, Ph.D. J & B Becker Professor Of Ophthalmology & Vis Sci
Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Martha Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Scholar in Developmental Biology
Gabriel Bien-Willner, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Anatomic & Molecular Pathology
Grant Challen, Ph.D. Medicine
Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Resident in Radiation Oncology
Li-wei Chang, M.D. Research Instructor in Pathology & Immunology
Hong Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Jaebok Choi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Medicine
Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Barak Cohen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics
F. Sessions Cole, M.D. Park J White, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Matthew Cooper, Ph.D. Instructor in Medicine
Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Jeffrey Craft, M.D., Ph.D. Resident in Radiation Oncology
Seth Crosby, M.D. Research Assistant Professor of Genetics
David Curiel, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Radiation Oncology
Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Samuel Davila, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Krikor Dikranian, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy
John F. DiPersio, M.D., Ph.D. Virginia E. and Samuel J Golman Endowed Professorship of Medicine
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Joseph Dougherty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genetics
Todd Druley, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
James Duncan, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiology
Gavin Dunn, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Justin Fay, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genetics
Todd Fehniger, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Daniel Ferraro, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Radiation Oncology
William Frazier, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Anthony R. French, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Robert Fulton, Instructor in Genetics
Karen Gauvain, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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
David Gutmann, M.D., Ph.D. Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor of Neurology
Dennis Hallahan, M.D. Elizabeth H and James S McDonnell III Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Aaron Hamvas, M.D. James P. Keating, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Robert J. Hayashi, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Erik Herzog, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Laura Hesemann, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
Mark R. Holland, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor in Physics
Lori Holtz, M.D. Instructor of Pediatrics
Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Yina Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Eva Istvan, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Xuntian Jiang, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Medicine
Albert Kim, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
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
Kristen Kroll, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Developmental Biology
Jeffrey R. Leonard, M.D. Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
David Limbrick, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Yongjian Liu, Assistant Professor
Jeffrey Magee, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Scott Manson, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate of Surgery
Soe Mar, M.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology
Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Genetics
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
Suman Mondal, Ph.D. Instructor in Radiology
Nima Mosammaparast, M.D., Ph.D. assistant professor of pathology and immunology
Indira Mysorekar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D. Alumni Professor of Developmental Biology
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
Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D. Research Instructor in Pathology & Immunology
Monali Prabagaran, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Michael Province, Ph.D. Professor of Genetics
Naren Ramanan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Daniel Rauch, Ph.D. Research Instructor of Internal Medicine
Rizwan Romee, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine
Joshua B. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Carlos Santos, M.D. Instructor of Medicine
Bradley Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D. the A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Neurology
Laura Schuettpelz, M.D., Ph.D. Instructor of Pediatrics
Rajarshi Sengupta, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pediatrics
Girdhar Sharma, Ph.D. Research Instructor of Radiation Oncology
Shalini Shenoy, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Shalini Shenoy, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics
James Skeath, Ph.D. Associate Profesor of Genetics
Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Immunology
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
Sheila A. Stewart, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Tao Sun, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associated in Pediatrics
John-Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry
Kwee Thio, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mareen Thomas, M.D. Clinical Fellow of Pediatrics
R. Reid Townsend, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Brian Van Tine, M.D., Ph.D. Instructor in Medicine
Jason D. Weber, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D. Postdoc Research Associate in Genetics
Mai Xu, Ph.D. Research Instructor in Radiology
Qin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Kevin Yarasheski, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine
Zhongsheng You, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Dong Yu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Weixiong Zhang, Ph.D. Professor of Computer Science & Engineering