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The Children's National Research Institute

Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D., Laboratory

Using animal models for insight into research

Using Animal Models

Studying multiple animal models gives us insight into our research

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About Our Lab

Many children with congenital heart disease, particularly the most complex anomalies, suffer from important behavioral anomalies and neurodevelopmental delay after surgical correction of their anomaly. Our research activities focus on studying how congenital heart disease and subsequent cardiac surgery affect the rapidly developing brain in fetal, neonatal, and infant populations. We have successfully utilized sophisticated and cutting-edge neuroscience approaches in several clinically relevant experimental models of injury. The long-term goal of our research program is to optimize treatment strategy and develop new approaches that will reduce neurodevelopmental impairment in children with congenital heart disease.

Our Team

Our people are who make our lab great. We have an incredibly talented group of scientists from uniquely different disciplines and backgrounds committed to the work and team. 

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Foglia-Hills Summer Fellowship

We are accepting applications for the 2019 Foglia-Hills Summer Fellowship from November 15, 2018 until January 15, 2019!

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Our Research

We believe that integrating the genetic, cellular, and molecular approaches in animal models with novel imaging tools used on children will provide large steps towards developing new therapies...

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