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@nih.gov.

William Rosecrans

William Rosecrans

Post-baccalaureate Fellow

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

Priyanka Mittal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Fountane Chan

Fountane Chan

Post-baccalaureate Fellow

Hometown: Bend, Oregon

Undergraduate institution: University of Oregon

NICHD mentor: Dr. Judith Kassis

Area of Research: I study the regulation of engrailed and invected expression in the Drosophila central nervous system.

Anna Horacek 

Anna Horacek

Post-baccalaureate Fellow

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

Nicholas Johnson 

Nicholas Johnson

Post-baccalaureate Fellow

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.