In the study of neonatology and developmental biology, the division draws on the expertise of many different types of researchers. In addition to neonatologists, we collaborate with individuals in the fields of neurodevelopment, bioengineering, psychology, microbiology, immunology, and environmental biology. Integration of basic science research with our transdisciplinary studies of fetal development and neonatal-perinatal medicine is one of our strengths and a core of our program.
Below is a list of labs within the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine in addition to labs doing affiliated research critical to our work.
Reseach: Investigating heme and bilirubin metabolism in the preterm neonate utilizing noninvasive technologies combined with developmental biochemistry approaches
Research: Advancing our understanding of human development through molecular imaging and sophisticated animal models
Dr. Contag is the Prinicipal Investigator of the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory.
Research: Exploring physiology and molecular structure related to neonatal lung injury; how prolonged mechanical ventilation adversely impacts incompletely formed lungs
Research: Exploring the role of the microbiome in human development and disease
Research: Advancing the tools for rapid assessment of fetal health
Research: Revealing the maturation steps of the developing immune system
Research: Investigating the molecular basis of T and B lymphocyte recognition
Research: Linking developmental pathways to human cancers