Training Program
in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Current Trainees

  • Brian Corbett Brian Corbett Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: The neural substrates underlying resilience and habituation to stress.
    Mentor: Seema Bhatnagar, PhD
  • Elizabeth Kim, PhD Elizabeth Kim, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Developing measures of motor control based on wearable inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology, to support phenotyping, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of autism spectrum disorders.
    Mentor: Bob Schultz, PhD
  • Deborah Kwon, PhD Deborah Kwon, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn
    Research Interests: Neuroepigenetic mechanisms underlying stress-induced cognitive dysfunction and maladaptive behavior, using next-generation sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated epigenomic editing.
    Mentor: Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD
  • Evelyn Shih, MD, PhD Evelyn Shih, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Astrocytic mitochondria in focal ischemic stroke and neural repair.
    Mentor: Michael Robinson, PhD
  • Kimberly Urban, PhD Kimberly Urban, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Interested in understanding how early-life perturbations can affect the development and later function of cognitive circuits in the brain. Currently studying how social stress affects development of the prefrontal cortex and hopes to examine the similarities and differences between psychotropic medication exposure and stressors in future research.
    Mentor: Rita Valentino, PhD