January 2023

Meet Tomi Pastinen, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Research Institute. Meet Tomi Pastinen, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Research Institute. Dr. Pastinen leads Genomic Answers for Kids, a foundational initiative for

October 2022

Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH This month’s Meet the Researcher is Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH. Dr. Toriola is the Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. His research focuses on characterizing the molecular basis, and determinants

September 2022

Dr. Andrew Kiselica Dr. Andrew Kiselica is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri School of Health Professions and Director of the Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ClEaR-ADRD) Lab. Dr. Kiselica's research focuses on developing ways to detect symptoms of Alzheimer's

August 2022

Nilofer Qureshi, Ph.D. Nilofer Qureshi, Ph.D., is a professor of biomedical science, and director of the Shock/Trauma Research Center. Sepsis and septic shock, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases that are based on inflammatory processes. Dr. Qureshi has more than 35 years of experience in the

July 2022

David J. Pagliarini, PhD David J. Pagliarini, PhD, is a nationally recognized leader in mitochondrial biology and a BJC Investigator at the School of Medicine. Dr. Pagliarini’s lab studies the composition and function of the mitochondrial proteome and its relationship to human disease. In particular, his group

June 2022

Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Ph.D. Meet Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Co-Director, Institute of Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation at SLU and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology. Dr. Petrova Zustiak’s primary research interests are in hydrogel biomaterials and tissue engineering. Her research is highly

May 2022

Haval Shirwan, PHD Haval Shirwan, PHD, is a Professor of Child Health, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, at University of Missouri School of Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Shirwan’s translational research program at is to develop safe and practical immunomodulatory approaches with applications to

April 2022

Adriana Montaño, Ph.D. Meet, Adriana Montaño, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University. Dr. Montaño is developing enzyme replacement therapy, gene therapy, and other treatments for Morquio Disease, a rare, progressive, inherited disease. Her enzyme replacement therapy for patients suffering from Morquio

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

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