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.

Director of the Advanced Physiological Signals Processing Laboratory

Director of the Developmental Cerebellar Cognitive Lab

Prenatal-Neonatal Pillar Program Director

Maternity Care Specialist

Perinatal Behavioral Health Associate

Research Faculty
(Assistant Professor)

Perinatal Behavioral
Health Specialist

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Prenatal Pediatrics Scheduler

Associate Graphic Designer

Clinical Research Coordinator

Perinatal Care Coordinator

Maternity Care Specialist

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Science and Communications Manager

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor)

T32 Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Associate and T32 Fellow

Ishar Alexander (Alexi) Kalsi

Senior R&D Software Engineer 

Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor) and Biostatistician

Academic Analyst

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Senior Systems Engineer

Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Lead Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist

Kesha Taffe

Perinatal Care Coordinator

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Faculty (Assistant Professor)

Data Research Analyst

Our Partners

Director of the Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Mommy&Me Stakeholder Engagement Core Member

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-Ups Co-Facilitator

Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology Program

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, Reston Hospital Center

Prenatal-Neonatal Neurologist

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-Ups Co-Facilitator

Director, Neuroradiology Program

Mommy&Me Virtual Mommy Meet-Ups Co-Facilitator

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

Srikanth Damera

Srikanth Damera

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