Amrita Mandal, Ph.D.
Dr. Amrita Mandal is a postdoctoral researcher currently studying mitochondria, an organelle that supplies cells with energy. Abnormal mitochondrial health is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Carrie Nobles, Ph.D.
Dr. Carrie Nobles is a postdoctoral fellow who studies how environmental factors, such as air pollution and extreme temperatures, affect reproduction and pregnancy.
Marissa Lightbourne, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Marissa Lightbourne leads a new clinic at NIH that helps teenagers and young adults with endocrine disorders transition from pediatric care to adult care.
Anshika Jain, Ph.D.
Dr. Anshika Jain studies a rare disease called multiple mitochondrial dysfunction syndrome, or MMDS.
Yvette Pittman, Ph.D.
Dr. Yvette Pittman is the director of DIR’s Office of Education, which supports the training needs of scientists, postdocs, postbacs, and graduate and summer students who work in NICHD laboratories.
Jing Yu, Ph.D.
Dr. Jing Yu studies how racial and socioeconomic disparities affect early child development.
Alejandra Boronat-Garcia, Ph.D.
Dr. Alejandra Boronat-Garcia explores how the brain gathers, transforms, and organizes sensory information, a process that allows people and animals to know what is happening in their environment.
Graduate student Larissa Erben studies how neurons in the brain communicate using the Neuregulin/ErbB4 signaling pathway. Genetic differences in these two proteins can increase a person’s risk for schizophrenia.
Afrouz Anderson, Ph.D.
Dr. Afrouz Anderson uses a non-invasive optical imaging method called near infrared spectroscopy to understand brain function and development in children with genetic disorders.
Sara Young-Baird, Ph.D.
Dr. Sara Young-Baird studies MEHMO syndrome, a rare intellectual and developmental disability that affects males.
Mona Orr, Ph.D.
Dr. Mona Orr’s research explores whether small bacterial proteins play a role in antibiotic resistance, particularly in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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