Please join The NICHD Connection in welcoming the following fellows to the NICHD family:
Zelia Ferreira Worman
IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow
Home city and country: Porto, Portugal
Degree institution: University of Porto, Portugal with a two-year special volunteer appointment at NHGRI (Eric Green’s lab) and a six-month visiting graduate student appointment at Cornell University (Andrew G. Clark’s lab)
NICHD Mentor: Dr. Henry Levin
Area of research: I study the potential role of polymorphic transposable elements in the development of mental illness. I am also the lead chair of the Service and Outreach subcommittee for FelCom.
Home city and country: Xi’an, China
Degree institution: PhD student, Xi’an Jiaotong University (China)
NICHD mentor: Dr. Yun-bo Shi
Area of research: I study the molecular factors involved in the stem cell development of intestine using the frog and mouse line.
IRTA Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Home city and state: Beverly, Ohio
Degree Institution: The Ohio State University
NICHD mentor: Dr. Michaela Serpe
Area of Research: I study the proteins involved in the clustering of synaptic factors using model organism Drosophila melanogaster.