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The Children's National Research Institute

Lab Members

Our people make our lab great. We have an incredibly talented group of scientists from uniquely different disciplines and backgrounds. We believe that a strong synergy between researchers and clinicians will facilitate developing translational programs to improve neurological outcomes in children with congenital heart disease.

Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.
Center for Neuroscience Research
Director of Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory, Children's National Heart Institute
Foglia-Hills Professor of Pediatric Cardiac Research, Children's National Hospital 
M.D. from Gunma University School of Medicine, Japan 
Japanese Board of Surgery
Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery

 Camille Leonetti, PhDCamille Leonetti, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Caen Normandie University
B.S. in Chemistry from Paris-Sud University

Takuya Maeda, MD Takuya Maeda, M.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


 Jingang Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


 Nemanha Saric's headshotNemanja Saric, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


 Kei Kobayashi's headshot

Kei Kobayashi, M.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Cortney Shepard's headshotCourtney T. Shepard, Ph.D, M.S.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


 Matthew Strauss's headshotMatthew Strauss, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
 Mobalanie Adyodji's headshot Mobolanle (Bola) Ayodeji, M.D.
 Postdoctoral Research Scholar
 Artur Agaronyan's headshotArtur Agaronyan, B.S.
Research Technician
 Courtni Foster's headshotCourtni Foster, B.S.
Research Technician 
 Shreya Chandran's headshotShreya Chandran, B.S.
Research Technician 
 Grant Taylar's headshotGrant Taylor, B.S.
Research Technician

Alumni Lab Members