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Research in Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology contains a productive group of cellular, molecular, translational, and clinical research investigators. Division members have published in high-impact journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), The Journal of Biological Chemistry, PLoS One, and Glia. Research projects have been supported by the NIH, The Rady Children's Hospital Foundation, as well as various industry sources. Investigators have presented data at many National and International meetings and received multiple awards.

Division Faculty members studying the basic mechanisms of disease include Drs. Lars Bode (human milk oligosaccharides), Shelley Lawrence (rapid neonatal sepsis identification), Sandra Leibel (stem cells and lung disease), Lance Prince (inflammation, immunity, and lung development), Eniko Satji (molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the development of the neonatal innate immune system), Nathaly Sweeney (genomics), and others.

In addition to the above, there are several ongoing translational and clinical research projects, supported by our Neonatal Clinical Research Team. These projects include collaborations with bioengineering, cardiology, neurology, and genomics, as well as in collaboration with other institutions.