We are happy to welcome new fellows to the NICHD family. If you arrived recently to the NICHD and would like us to introduce you in our quarterly “Meet Our New Fellows” column, please contact our editor, Dr. Shana Spindler, at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.
Leah Joy Greenspan
Hometown: North Babylon, New York
PhD institution: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
NICHD mentor: Dr. Brant Weinstein
Area of research: I study the cellular dynamics and molecular mechanisms that drive endothelial regeneration after injury in Zebrafish blood vessels.
Rakesh Kumar Pathak
Hometown: Rewa, India
PhD institution: VP Chest Institute, Delhi University, Delhi, India
NICHD mentor: Dr. Henry Levin
Area of research: I study the molecular mechanism involved in the genome-wide binding of LEDGF/p75, a chromatin binding factor that positions the integration of HIV1. We examine the role of LEDGF/p75 in genome-wide transcription using the HEK293T cells.
Hometown: Westphalia, Missouri
PhD institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NICHD mentor: Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton
Area of research: I study how social and contextual factors influence adjustment and the development of risk-taking behaviors during adolescence and early adulthood.