Vanderver Laboratory Team



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Research in the Vanderver Lab is driven by a highly motivated group of professionals, each of whom contributes unique expertise and skills to the overall mission of advancing new discoveries in the leukodystrophy field.

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Adeline L. Vanderver, MD

Program Director, Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence

Using translational approaches that encompass genomic studies, biomarker development, disease modeling, natural history studies, and clinical trials, Dr. Vanderver seeks to improve the quality of life and lifespan of individuals living with leukodystrophies or heritable disorder of myelin. She leads the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Omar Sherbini, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager

Constance Besnier, LLM
Clinical Research Regulatory Coordinator

Francesco Gavazzi, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kayla Muirhead
Graduate Genetic Counselor

Amy Pizzino, MS, CGC
Consultant Genetic Counselor

Johanna Schmidt, MS, MPH, CGC
Consultant Genetic Counselor

Julia Kramer-Golinkoff, MSPH
Clinical Research Coordinator

Zaida Flores
Clinical Research Coordinator

Amanda Jan
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jacob McCann
MHS Clinical Research Coordinator

Daniel Isaacs
Clinical Research Coordinator

Asako Takanohashi, PhD, DVM
Research Laboratory Director

Sunetra Sase, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Akshata Almad, PhD
Research Associate

Sarah Woidill
Research Technician

Luis Garcia
Research Technician

Julia Hacker
Research Technician

Russell D'Aiello
Data Integration Analyst

Ariel Vincent
REDCap Analyst

Justine Shults, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics