2013 YCCI Junior Faculty Scholars

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Alan Anticevic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology

In an effort to understand cortical dysfunction in schizophrenia, Alan is conducting research to test the hypothesis that disturbances in the cortical microcircuitry resulting from disruptions of the NMDA glutamate receptor may contribute to perceptual and cognitive disturbances in patients.


David Assis, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

David is conducting research to determine whether macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) polymorphisms and the relationship of MIF to its receptor CD74 play a role in the pathophysiology of autoimmune hepatitis.


E. Jennifer Edelman, M.D., M.H.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Jennifer is studying the immunosuppressive effects of prescription opioids among HIV-infected patients who are often prescribed these drugs, with the goal of developing interventions to promote safer opioid prescribing in these patients.

Aileen Gariepy   Lucia Jilaveanu   Christoph Juchem

Aileen Gariepy, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Aileen is investigating the relationship between pregnancy intention, depression, and preterm birth in order to develop new interventions and prevention strategies that mitigate the risk of preterm birth.


Lucia Jilaveanu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Lucia is conducting research on the mediators of brain metastases in metastatic melanoma that involves screening a number of candidate genes upregulated in specimens from patients with early brain metastases, and developing a biomarker model that predicts metastasis to the brain.


Christoph Juchem, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurology

Christoph is conducting a study that applies magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) methods to quantify and detect glutathione and other neurochemicals in the brain, in order to better understand the role of neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis.

Kasia Lipska   Hanna Stevens   Jeffrey Testani

Kasia Lipska, M.D., M.H.S.
Instructor in Medicine (Endocrinology)

Kasia is conducting a study to examine severe hypoglycemia occurring in the course of type 2 diabetes treatment, particularly in older patients, in order to help guide the design of interventions to mitigate the risk.


Hanna Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Yale Child Study Center

Hanna is assessing how prenatal stress interacts with genetic risk and postnatal environment to determine the risk of ADHD by comparing the known timing of different aspects of neurobiological development in children to that found in the mouse model.

Jeffrey Testani, M.D., M.T.R.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Jeffrey is conducting research to better understand and evaluate the mechanisms of diuretic resistance in acute decompensated heart failure, which has a 50 percent rehospitalization rate within six months of treatment.
Bingqing Zhou   Jiangbing Zhou    

Bingqing Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Bingqing is working on a project to develop novel competing risks methodology to estimate more accurately the risks of graft failure and death following kidney transplantation, in order to optimize the process of kidney allocation and improve post-transplantation management.


Jiangbing Zhou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Biomedical Engineering

Jiangbing is working on a project to synthesize tumor-responsive nanoparticles for systemic drug delivery to brain tumors, and to evaluate the therapeutic effects of novel drugs targeting brain cancer stem cells in order to develop new treatment options for glioblastoma multiforme.

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