Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Melissa Riley

Melissa Riley, MD, grew up in northeast Ohio with about 70 rotating siblings over her childhood years. Her family was a foster family and eventually adopted four of those children to add to the biological group. As No. 2 of the now eight, Riley found caring for and teaching the …

Funded Awards

Funded Grants November 2021

PI Agency Title Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg SLCH Foundation  Center for Vaccines and Immunity to Microbial Pathogens Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg NIH/SBIR/STTR/Forward Defense, LLC Development of a Pre-Exposure Vaccine for Population-Level Protection Against Staphylococcus aureus Infection Regina Clemens NIH/R01 Membrane potential and Calcium Signaling in Neutrophil Development and Inflammation Jonathan Cooper Neurogene …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Rebecca Same

Rebecca (Becca) Same, MD, grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, with her parents and older brother. Her father was an obstetrician. As a child, Same swore she would never become a doctor, but by the time she started college, she had started to reconsider. She attended Georgetown University and majored …

New Employees

New Employees November 2021

Faculty Name Title Division Orsola Di Martino Instructor Hematology/Oncology Rachael Rose Instructor Critical Care Medicine Staff Name Title Division Lisa Andrews-Kaminsky Senior Research Technician Genetics Amri Anurudran Graduate Student Research Assistant Emergency Medicine Renay Bryant Clinical Research Study Assistant II Gastroenterology Emily Burns Research Nurse Coordinator ll Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonary …

Funded Awards

Funded Grants October 2021

PI Agency Title Megan Cooper SLCH Foundation  Dr. Megan Cooper Lab Support Jorge Di Paola Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 110 Human DNA samples of Hemophilia patients Mary Hartman SLCH Foundation  SLCH Neurodevelopmental Program Jeffrey Magee NIH/U01/University of California San Diego Defining the partner interaction network of the tetraspanin …

New Employees

New Employees October 2021

Faculty Name Title Division Karine Amirikian Assistant Professor Gastroenterology Martine Saint-Cyr Assistant Professor Gastroenterology Allek Scheele Instructor Hospitalist Inna Treskov Assistant Professor Hospitalist Keisha White Assistant Professor Newborn Medicine Staff Name Title Division Natalie Amann Cardiopulmonary/Pulmonary Function Technician Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonary Jen Bay Medical Secretary II Gastroenterology Alexandra Binaei Clinical …

Funded Awards

Funded Grants September 2021

PI Agency Title Megan Cooper NIH/ UG3/UH3/Baylor College of Medicine Safety and Efficacy of Itacitinib in treatment of JAK/STAT gain of function disorders Amjad Horani CDI Mechanisms of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Cynthia Ortinau Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Association of Parental Psychological Distress with Brain and Neurodevelopment in Congenital Heart …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Bhushan Katira

Bhushan Katira, MBBS, comes to us from Toronto, along with his son Vedaant and wife Nupur. Katira is originally from India and grew up in Mumbai. Born to a teacher mother and a doctor father, Katira inherited his love for medicine and teaching. Impressed by his father’s medical practice and …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Stephen Sykes

Stephen Sykes, PhD, joined the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University as an associate professor in June 2021. As a scientist, he fights cancer through research. Right now, he is at war with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) which is a blood cancer that afflicts both kids and adults and has …

Funded Awards

Funded Grants August 2021

PI Agency Title Fahd Ahmad NIH/CCHMC EMS for Children: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)  Jonathan Cooper NIH/R56 Characterizing and testing the efficacy of AAV-mediated gene therapy in a novel CRISPR/Cas9 generated sheepmodel of Cln1 disease. Jorge Di Paola NIH/R01/Ohio State University A Reversible Aptamer Based Therapeutic to Treat …