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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hometown: Glen Head, New York
Undergraduate institution: Colgate University
NICHD mentor: Dr. Sergey Bezrukov
Area of research: I use physics and single-molecule studies to understand how specific molecules and proteins get into and out of the mitochondria.
Priyanka Mittal, PhD
Hometown: Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
Doctoral institution: PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay)
NICHD mentor: Dr. Alan Hinnebusch
Area of research: My research is focused on the study of mechanism of differential regulation of divergently transcribed gene pairs by transcriptional activator, Gcn4.
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Undergraduate institution: University of Oregon
NICHD mentor: Dr. Judith Kassis
Area of research: I study the role of long-range promoter-enhancer communication in establishing gene expression at the engrailed locus throughout early development in Drosophila.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Undergraduate institution: Colorado College and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
NICHD mentor: Dr. Ryan Dale
Area of research: I work in the bioinformatics and programming core where I assist in developing and running bioinformatics workflows and applying analyses to various projects within NICHD. I look forward to meeting others in NICHD, as I have wide-ranging interests, including second-language acquisition, the health and psychosocial development of SGM individuals, oncoviruses, NLP, and of course, bioinformatics.