OUR TEAM

THE DEVELOPING BRAIN INSTITUTE TEAM

Our Core Team

Over the past decade, the Developing Brain Institute has grown from a staff of six to a phenomenal, diverse, and talented team of more than 45 staff and partners. The Institute has assembled leading scientists and health care providers from across myriad disciplines and health care models (tertiary care to primary care) that are at the forefront of clinical research and translational efforts focused on accelerating screening, diagnosing, treating, and preventing prenatal onset brain disorders to improve child health and well-being for life.

Directors

Research Director for Imaging and Analytics

Director of the Advanced Physiological Signals Processing Laboratory

Director of the Cerebellar Cognition and Learning (CerCL) Lab

Clinical Director of Perinatal Behavioral Health 

Managers

Esther Adegbulugbe

Research Manager

Science and Communications Manager

MRI Research Manager

Faculty

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor)

Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor) 

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor)

Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology Program

Director of the Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor)

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor) and Biostatistician

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, Reston Hospital Center

Prenatal-Neonatal Neurologist

Director, Neuroradiology Program

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor)

Staff

Maternity Care Specialist

Clinical Research Coordinator

Perinatal Behavioral Health Associate

VENKATA (CHAITANYA) CHIRUMAMILLA

Staff Scientist

Prenatal Pediatrics Scheduler

Lead Perinatal Care Coordinator

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Academic Analyst

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Lead Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Kesha Taffe

Perinatal Care Coordinator

Research Technician III

Data Research Analyst

Trainees

Srikanth Damera, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatrics Research Track Resident

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Perinatal Psychology Postdoctoral

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

Interns

Laura Abella

Laura Abella

Intern

ANILA AHMED

ANILA AHMED

Intern

Ariunzaya Amgalan

Ariunzaya Amgalan

Intern

Simone Burchard

Simone Burchard

Intern

Lily Carroll

Lily Carroll

Intern

Gia Carusone

Gia Carusone

Intern

Sophia Czopek

Sophia Czopek

Intern

Donna Dadkhoo

Donna Dadkhoo

Intern

Hannah Duncanson

Hannah Duncanson

Intern

Vedavalli Ganesan

Vedavalli Ganesan

Intern

Sophie Gengler

Sophie Gengler

Intern

Hailey Gauck

Hailey Gauck

Intern

Smriti Gupta

Smriti Gupta

Intern

JT Howard

JT Howard

Intern

Zahra Iqbal

Zahra Iqbal

Intern

Manuela Jimenez

Manuela Jimenez

Intern

Allen Min Jo

Allen Min Jo

Intern

Chris Jose

Chris Jose

Intern

ABIGAIL KOEPPEL

ABIGAIL KOEPPEL

Intern

BRITTANY LESSIN

BRITTANY LESSIN

Intern

Andrew Lim

Andrew Lim

Intern

Victoria Lyou

Victoria Lyou

Intern

Elizabeth Matsiyevskiy

Elizabeth Matsiyevskiy

Intern

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Intern

Dhruv Patel

Dhruv Patel

Intern

RAYYAAN POTTER

RAYYAAN POTTER

Intern

Ashwin Rajesh

Ashwin Rajesh

Intern

Geetika Reichmann

Geetika Reichmann

Intern

CAROLINE REZE

CAROLINE REZE

Intern

Kristianne Rulona

Kristianne Rulona

Intern

Alexander Sabel

Alexander Sabel

Intern

Aden Selassie

Aden Selassie

Intern

Chloe Sitrin

Chloe Sitrin

Intern

Emma Somer

Emma Somer

Intern

Gracie Spurney

Gracie Spurney

Intern

Marissa Steinberg

Marissa Steinberg

Intern

Nathan Suh

Nathan Suh

Intern

Amaya Tatum

Amaya Tatum

Intern

Prarek Thakker

Prarek Thakker

Intern

Annika Townsend

Annika Townsend

Intern

Maia Yarborough

Maia Yarborough

Intern