March 2022

Dr. Albert H. Kim Meet Dr. Albert H. Kim, Director of Brain Tumor Program, Surgical Director, Pituitary Center, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Genetics, Neurology, and Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim was recently named inaugural Danforth WashU Physician-Scientist Scholar. Dr. Kim’s research focuses

February 2022

Dr. Tolu Oyetunji Meet Dr. Tolu Oyetunji, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and pediatric surgeon and the Director of Health Outcomes Research at the Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC). As an academic pediatric surgeon, Dr. Oyentunji combines

January 2022

Dr. Lori Setton Meet Dr. Lori Setton, Department Chair, Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University. Professor Setton’s research focuses on the role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the intervertebral disc,

November 2021

Thomas Kannampallil, PhD Thomas Kannampallil, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Associate Chief Research Information Officer for the School of Medicine. Dr. Kannampallil’s research interests lie at the intersection of computer science

October 2021

Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and Core Leader for the newly established Health Disparities and Equity Core in the Knight ADRC (Center Director John Morris, MD). Her primary research focuses on applying community and

September 2021

Dr. Leslie Lyons Dr. Leslie Lyons’ long-standing research focuses on domestic cat genetics, particularly developing biomedical models. Her genetic interests are broad, not focusing on any one disease, including various health concerns and all organs systems. Her laboratory has identified over 30 mutations in over 25 genes

August 2021

Dr. Amy Hulme, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science at Missouri State University Dr. Amy Hulme is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science at Missouri State University. At her lab, she researches how retroviruses and mobile genetic elements use host cells to replicate. This important work looks at the

July 2021

Stephani Stancil, PhD, APRN Stephani Stancil, PhD, APRN is an adolescent medicine clinician scientist in the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation at Children's Mercy and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of

June 2021

Dr. Eric Leuthardt Meet Dr. Eric Leuthardt, Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Director at the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University School of Medicine. His research has focused on

May 2021

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., Executive Director & Chief Scientific Officer at Stowers Institute for Medical Research Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D. is the Executive Director & Chief Scientific Officer at Stowers Institute for Medical Research and was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Sánchez Alvarado and

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