Training Program
in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Past Trainees

  • Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, PhDMentor: Nancy Spinner, PhD
    Years: 1998 - 2001

    Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Scientific Director, Cancer Cytogenetics
    Perelman School of Medicine at Univ. of Pennsylvania

    Clinical Director of the Center for Personalized Diagnostics
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    jennifer.morrissette@uphs.upenn.edu
    website
  • Jacqueline S. Beesley, PhDMentor: Judith Grinspan, PhD
    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Sr. Research Manager, Operations & Communications
    Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute
    University of Glasgow, UK

    j.beesley@beatson.gla.ac.uk
    website
  • Philipp Lenzlinger, MDMentor: Tracy McIntosh, PhD
    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Chief Physician of Surgery
    Limmit Valley Hospital
    Zürich, Switzerland
  • William S. Baek, MDMentor: Jeffrey Golden, MD
    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Neurologist
    Parkside Medical Group, Inc., Upland, CA
  • Peter J. O'Brien, PhDMentor: Vivian Cheung, MD
    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Principal Research Scientist
    Pharmacology, Therakos Inc.
  • Jahan Ara, PhDMentor: David Pleasure, MD
    Years: 2001 - 2004

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Physiology
    Director of Research
    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Carrie E. Bearden, PhDMentor: Martha Farah, PhD
    Years: 2001-2002

    Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
    UCLA School of Medicine

    Cbearden@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Brenda E. Porter, MD, PhDMentor: Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD
    Years: 2001 - 2002

    Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Stanford University Medical Center

    Director, Stanford Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
    Medical Director, EEG Lab
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

    brenda2@stanford.edu
    website
  • Andrea S. Heberlein, PhDMentor: Martha Farah, PhD
    Years: 2002 - 2006

    Lecturer in Psychology
    Boston College

    andrea.heberlein@bc.edu
  • Tyrone Bentley, MDMentor: Marc Yudkoff, MD
    Years: 2003 - 2005

    Medical Director
    Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, LLC
  • Joel P. Bish, PhDMentor: Tony Simon, PhD
    Years: 2003 - 2005

    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Ursinus College

    jbish@ursinus.edu
  • Amanda Mishizen-Wilhelm, PhDMentor: David Lynch, MD, PhD
    Years: 2003 - 2004

    National Director
    Movement Disorders & Psychiatry Medical Science Liaison Team
    Teva Pharmacueuticals, North America Medical Affairs

    amanda.mishizen@gmail.com
  • Aki Ito, PhDMentor: David Pleasure, MD
    Years: 2005

    Assistant Project Scientist Investigator
    University of California, Davis
  • Joseph E. Sullivan, III, MDMentor: John Detre, MD
    Years: 2005 - 2007

    Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Center
    Co-Director, PISCES Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
    University of California, San Francisco

    joseph.sullivan@ucsf.edu
  • Pepe J. Hernandez, PhDMentor: Ted Abel, PhD
    Years: 2006 - 2008

    Neuroscience Writer & Editor
    ScienceDocs Inc.
  • Arati S. Kreibich, PhDMentor: Rita Valentino, PhD
    Edward (Ted) Brodkin, MD
    Years: 2006 - 2009

    Special Scientific Advisor
    Charley’s Fund

    aratikreibich@gmail.com
    website
  • James R. Munoz, PhDMentor: Philip Haydon, PhD
    Matthew Dalva, PhD
    Years: 2007 - 2010

    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    Nova Southeastern University

    jm2701@nova.edu
  • Paulette A. McRae, PhDMentor: Brenda Porter, MD, PhD
    Years: 2008 - 2011

    Assistant Director of Specialty Programs & Diversity
    Office of Academic Training & Outreach Programs
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    postdocinfo@email.chop.edu
  • Joshua G. Jackson, PhDMentor: Michael Robinson, PhD
    Years: 2008 - 2010

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
    Drexel University
  • Jacqueline Simonet (Predoc)Mentor: Jeffrey Golden, MD
    Years: 2008 - 2011

    Postdoctoral Associate
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Temple University
  • Michael J. Castle (Predoc)Mentor: John Wolfe, VMD, PhD
    Years: 2008 - 2011

    Assistant Project Scientist
    University of California, San Diego

    castlemj@gmail.com
    website
  • Pavel Ortinski, PhDMentor: Douglas Coulter, PhD
    Years: 2009

    Assistant Professor
    University of Kentucky

    pavel.ortinski@uky.edu
    website
  • Lauren A. Beslow, MDMentor: Rebecca Ichord, MD
    Years: 2009 - 2011

    Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics
    Perelman School of Medicine at Univ. of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    BESLOW@email.chop.edu
  • Susan K. Faja, PhDMentor: Robert Schultz, PhD
    Years: 2009 - 2010

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School

    Research Associate, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Boston Children’s Hospital

    website
  • Lauren A. Cornew, PhDMentor: Timothy Roberts, PhD
    Years: 2009 - 2012

    Psychotherapist
    Well-Being Center
  • Robert D. Daber, PhDMentor: Nancy Spinner, PhD
    Years: 2010 - 2011

    Founder & CEO
    Gnosity Consults

    rdaber@gmail.com
    website
  • Adam J. Woods, PhDMentor: Anjan Chatterjee, MD
    Years: 2010 - 2013

    Associate Professor of Clinical & Health Psychology
    Assistant Director, Center for Cognitive Aging & Memory (CAM)
    University of Florida

    ajwoods@phhp.ufl.edu
  • Lucia Peixoto, PhDMentor: Ted Abel, PhD
    Years: 2010 - 2013

    Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
    The Washington State Univ. College of Medical Sciences

    lucia.peixoto@wsu.edu
  • Jill See, PhDMentor: Akiva Cohen, PhD
    Years: 2010 - 2013

    Scientific Specialist
    PAREXEL International

    jillmsee@gmail.com
  • Erin M. Buckley, PhDMentor: Daniel Licht, MD
    Years: 2011 - 2012

    Assistant Professor
    Georgia Tech, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
    Emory University, Dept. of Pediatrics

    erin.buckley@bme.gatech.edu
    website
  • Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, MD, PhDMentor: Douglas Wallace, PhD
    Years: 2011 - 2013

    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Perelman School of Medicine at Univ. of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    ortizgonzalez@email.chop.edu
  • Nayla N. Chaijale, PhDMentor: Rita Valentino, PhD
    Years: 2012 - 2014

    Associate Medical Director
    Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Chia-Yen Wu, PhDMentor: Robert Kalb, MD
    Years: 2014 - 2016

    Study Director
    In Vivo Pharmacology
    The Jackson Laboratory

    Chia-Yen.Wu@jax.org
  • Sarah L. Ferri, PhDMentor: Ted Abel, PhD
    Years: 2013 - 2016

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Abel Lab)
    University of Iowa

    sarah-ferri@uiowa.edu
  • Laura A. Grafe, PhDMentor: Seema Bhatnagar, PhD
    Years: 2014 - 2016

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Bryn Mawr College

    lgrafe@brynmawr.edu
  • Mai Dang, MD, PhDMentor: Thomas Curran, PhD
    Years: 2014 - 2017

    Instructor of Neurology
    Perelman School of Medicine at Univ. of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    DANGM@email.chop.edu
  • Ashley de Marchena, PhDMentor: Robert Schultz, PhD
    Years: 2014 - 2016

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    University of the Sciences

    a.demarchena@usciences.edu
  • Kimberly Urban, PhDMentor: Rita Valentino, PhD
    Years: 2015 - 2018

    Research Associate (Bhatnagar Lab)
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    URBANK@email.chop.edu
  • Deborah Kwon, PhDMentor: Joe Zhou, PhD
    Years: 2016 - 2018

    Research Associate (Zhou Lab)
    University of Pennsylvania

    dekwon@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
  • Linnet Ramos, PhDMentor: John Wolfe, VMD, PhD
    Years: 2016 - 2017

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Lawrence University

    linnet.ramos@lawrence.edu
  • Shyam Ramachandran, PhDMentor: Beverly Davidson, PhD
    Years: 2017

    Scientist
    Editas Medicine

    shyam_ramachandran@vrtx.com
  • Brittney Gurda, PhD, VMDMentor: John Wolfe, VMD, PhD
    Years: 2018

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Spark Therapeutics
  • Brian Corbett, PhDMentor: Seema Bhatnagar, PhD
    Years: 2015 - 2019

    Research Associate (Bhatnagar lab)
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Elizabeth Kim, PhDMentor: Bob Schultz, PhD
    Years: 2016 - 2019

    Scientific Collaborator
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia