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
  • Mai Dang, MD, PhD Mai Dang, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Medulloblastoma and Cancer Metabolism
    Mentors: Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD and Malay Haldar, MD, 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
  • Shyam Ramachandran, PhD Shyam Ramachandran, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Molecular and physiological determinants of Huntington’s disease, with specific focus on RNA toxicity and aberrant mRNA processing.
    Mentor: Beverly Davidson, PhD
  • Linnet Ramos, PhD Linnet Ramos, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, CHOP
    Research Interests: Viral vector transport & determining strategies for achieving widespread gene delivery in the brain. My research focuses on exploiting properties of gene vectors that enable them to be transported along highly dispersed neuronal pathways of the brain.
    Mentor: John Wolfe, VMD, 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