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  • Amita Gupta Lab

    Principal Investigator:
    Amita Gupta, M.D., M.H.S.
    Medicine

    The Amita Gupta Lab focuses on drug trials to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and othe...r co-morbidities in adults, including pregnant women and children who reside in low-income settings. We also conduct cohort studies assessing HIV, inflammation and nutrition in international settings; TB in pregnancy; and risk factors for TB in India (CTRIUMPH). We collaborate with several faculty in the Center for TB Research, Division of Infectious Diseases and the School of Public Health. view more

    Research Areas: global health, nutrition, infectious disease, HIV, inflammation, tuberculosis
  • Anne Murphy Laboratory

    Principal Investigator:
    Anne Murphy, M.D.
    Medicine
    Pediatrics

    Anne Murphy’s laboratory studies cardiomyopathy and key proteins that are part of the contracti...le apparatus. The team is looking at how modifications to these proteins might affect various diseases and heart failure. She also investigates the role of genetics in pediatric heart failure associated with acute heart failure, which is sometimes attributed to myocarditis. Her laboratory has received grants from the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation. Murphy received the Rowe Award for Cardiology Research from the Society for Pediatric Research and other awards. Her research on the molecular basis of myocardial stunning was named one of the top 10 research achievements for 1999 by the American Heart Association. view more

    Research Areas: pediatric cardiology, cardiomyopathy
  • Brain Cancer Biology and Therapy Lab

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    Principal Investigator:
    Gregory Riggins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Neurosurgery

    The goal of the Johns Hopkins Brain Cancer Biology and Therapy Laboratory is to locate the gene...tic and genomic changes that lead to brain cancer. These molecular changes are evaluated for their potential as therapeutic targets and are often mutated genes, or genes that are over-expressed during the development of a brain cancer. The brain cancers that the Riggins Laboratory studies are medulloblastomas and glioblastomas. Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor for children and glioblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor for adults. Both tumors are difficult to treat, and new therapies are urgently needed for these cancers. Our laboratory uses large-scale genomic approaches to locate and analyze the genes that are mutated during brain cancer development. The technologies we now employ are capable of searching nearly all of a cancer genome for molecular alterations that can lead to cancer. The new molecular targets for cancer therapy are first located by large scale gene expression analysis, whole-genome scans for altered gene copy number and high throughput sequence analysis of cancer genomes. The alterations we find are then studied in-depth to determine how they contribute to the development of cancer, whether it is promoting tumor growth, enhancing the ability for the cancer to invade into normal tissue, or preventing the various fail-safe mechanisms programmed into our cells. view more

    Research Areas: brain cancer
  • Elizabeth Hunt Lab

    Researchers in the Elizabeth Hunt Lab study innovative ways to improve the care quality and cli...nical outcomes of children who suffer cardiopulmonary arrest. Our work includes implementing rapid-response systems, capturing and analyzing cardiac-arrest data, and redesigning medical devices and simulators. We've introduced novel simulation approaches to education, including data-driven debriefing and the Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice approach. view more

    Research Areas: outcomes, pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest, rapid response systems, rapid cycle deliberate practice, pediatrics, quality of care
  • Eric McCollum Lab

    Principal Investigator:
    Eric McCollum, M.D.
    Pediatrics

    Research in the Eric McCollum Lab focuses on pediatric pulmonary medicine, particularly pulmona...ry diseases among children in undeveloped, low-resource countries. We are taking part in the IMPACT trial, which looks at the impact of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) on the mortality of Malawian children with pneumonia. view more

    Research Areas: Africa, pulmonary medicine, resource limitations, pediatrics, pneumonia
  • Jantzie Lab

    Principal Investigator:
    Lauren Jantzie, Ph.D.
    Pediatrics

    Dr. Jantzie, associate professor, received her Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from the University of A...lberta in 2008. In 2013 she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School and became faculty at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jantzie then joined the faculty Departments of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine) and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in January 2019. Her lab investigates the pathophysiology of encephalopathy of prematurity, and pediatric brain injury common to infants and toddlers. Dr. Jantzie is dedicated to understanding disease processes in the developing brain as a means to identifying new therapeutic strategies and treatment targets for perinatal brain injury. Her lab studies neural substrates of cognition and executive function, inhibitory circuit formation, the role of an abnormal intrauterine environment on brain development, mechanisms of neurorepair and microglial activation and polarization. Using a diverse array of clinically relevant techniques such as MRI, cognitive assessment, and biomarker discovery, combined with traditional molecular and cellular biology, the Jantzie lab is on the front lines of translational pediatric neuroscience.? view more

    Research Areas: Neonatology, neuroscience
  • Joanne Shay Lab

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    The Joanne Shay Lab primarily conducts research on pediatric pain management techniques. Our st...udies have explored pain management in special-needs children and patients, and we have studied non-traditional pain management methods, such as regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks in children, medical acupuncture, and remote anesthesia services. We also have an ongoing interest in the business of medicine. view more

    Research Areas: pain management, medical acupuncture, anesthesia, pediatrics, developmental disorders
  • John McCloskey Lab

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    Research in the John McCloskey Lab focuses on quality improvements in the operating room and pe...diatric intensive care unit (PICU). Our work aims to improve the throughput of adolescents undergoing spinal fusions in order to better define interventions to ameliorate anesthesia emergence delirium and to improve protocols for sedation. One of our projects established an early oral feeding program for critically ill patients. Our goal is to enhance the delivery and quality of children’s health care while making it safer and more affordable. view more

    Research Areas: patient safety, patient outcomes, anesthesia, delirium, sedation, intensive care, pediatric critical care medicine
  • Kelly E. Dooley Laboratory

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    Research focuses on clinical pharmacology of new anti-tuberculosis regimens with an emphasis on...: (1) Phase I clinical trials of new or existing anti-TB drugs including dose escalation trials and studies of drug-drug interactions between anti-TB agents and antiretrovirals to treat HIV; (2) Use of PK/PD analysis and modelling in Phase II tuberculosis clinical treatment trials to determine concentration-effect relationships that will allow for optimization of dosing; and (3) Evaluation of TB and HIV drug concentrations in special populations, such as pregnant women and children; (4) Evaluation of treatment-shortening regimens for drug-sensitive TB and investigational regimens for treatment of multidrug-resistant TB; and (5) Translational work involving novel animal models of cavitary pulmonary TB disease to understand drug distribution in diseased lung. view more

    Research Areas: anti-infective drugs, antiretroviral therapies, tuberculosis and HIV treatments, HIV, lung disease, pharmacology, tuberculosis
  • Lilly Engineer Lab

    Research in the Lilly Engineer Lab examines the quality and safety of medical care, with a focu...s on rural and underserved communities. Our current research evaluates methods for improving immunization rates among inner-city populations of school-aged children. We are also exploring the effect of federal policy changes and health care market forces on rural hospitals in the United States. view more

    Research Areas: safety, quality of life, rural health care, health disparities
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