Faculty Members

CRISSP offers research projects in basic, clinical, behavioral and translational research. Applicants are asked to select the two projects that most interest them when completing the application. Click on the areas of research interest to view participating faculty and project descriptions.

Sandra Amaral, MD

Division: Nephrology

Research Interest: Organ Transplant Access and Management

Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Division: Oncology/Neonatology

Research Interest: Pediatric Psychology

Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD

Division: Allergy and Immunology

Research Interest: Food Allergies

Phyllis A. Dennery, MD

Division: Neonatology

Research Interest: Neonatal Lung Injury and Repair

Sharon J. Diskin, PhD

Division: Oncology

Research Interest: Genomics of Childhood Cancers

Edward J. Doolin, MD

Division: General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

Research Interest: In vitro Microgravity Cancer Research

Beverly S. Emanuel, PhD

Division: Human Genetics and Molecular Biology

Research Interest: Chromosomal Abnormalities: Mechanisms and Consequences

Kristen A. Feemster, MD

Division: Infectious Diseases

Research Interest: Understanding Factors Influencing Vaccine Policy and Health-related Behaviors

John A. Germiller, MD, PhD

Division: Otolaryngology

Research Interest: Congenital Deafness

Struan Grant, PhD

Division: Human Genetics and Molecular Biology; Center for Applied Genomics

Research Interest: Genomics of Metabolic and Endocrine Traits

James Guevara, MD

Division: General Pediatrics

Research Interest: Health Disparities

Ian Krantz, MD

Division: Human Genetics and Molecular Biology

Research Interest: Molecular and Cytogenetic Basis of Human Developmental Disorders

Stephen S. Leff, PhD

Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interest: Peer Aggression and Bullying

Michael A. Levine, MD

Division: Endocrinology

Research Interest: The Impact of Genes on the Parathyroid Glands

Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD

Division: General Pediatrics

Research Interest: Pediatric HIV

Meghan Marsac, PhD

Division: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Research Interest: Traumatic Stress in Children

Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Division: Neurology

Research Interest: Impact of Early Brain Development on Seizure Disorders

Yael P. Mosse, MD

Division: Oncology

Research Interest: Neuroblastoma

Adam Resnick, PhD

Division: Neurosurgery

Research Interest: Molecular Characterization and Targeting of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Christina Szperka, MD

Division: Neurology

Research Interest: Pediatric Headaches

Long Zheng, MD, PhD

Division: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Interest: Understanding of the Mechanism of Abnormal Clotting

Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD

Division: Emergency Medicine; Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Research Interest: Pediatric Injury Epidemiology


Community College of Philadelphia Hosts

Philip J. Mason, PhD

Division: Hematology

Research Interest: Bone Marrow Failure

Maurizio Pacifici, PhD

Division: Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interest: Skeletal Development and Growth

Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD

Division: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Interest: Virus-Host Interactions and Genome Instability