Enikő Sajti is an assistant professor at UC San Diego and a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist at Rady Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree and PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. As an awardee of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of California San Francisco. After completing her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, she was recruited to UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics.
Lab Focus: Myeloid Cell Function and the Innate Immune System
The lab's primary interests are to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the development of the neonatal innate immune system. Current projects focus on determining the genetic and epigenetic signature of specialized innate immune cells in the neonatal lung and brain. To understand the relative contribution of various subtypes of innate immune cells to premature birth related lung disease and impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes, we employ genome-wide approaches and computational analyses to identify transcriptional mechanisms unique to each cell type. By elucidating disease and cell type specific gene regulatory networks we hope to develop new therapeutic targets.