Research Blog

Published on December 17, 2021
Stephanie Yi-Tsi Chen, MD Stephanie is a research resident and fellow investigating immunotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma. Stephanie’s dream is to become a pediatric surgeon at an academic institution like CHLA. But she wants her career to extend outside of the... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
Bridget Fernandez, MD, MS Professor, Medical Genetics and Associate Director of Clinical Research, TSRI Dr. Fernandez is launching CHLA’s first-ever Autism Genomics Clinic, which will provide medical genetics consultations for children with autism spectrum disorder (... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core “Statistical thinking goes beyond number crunching,” says Dr. Durazo-Arvizu. “It’s about improving scientific rigor and making research sounder.” As Faculty Director of the Biostatistics and Data... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD Neurological Institute “In neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, we know that changes in brain development can begin before birth,” says Dr. Jeste. “But we are diagnosing kids with autism after age 2, thus missing out on this amazing... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
Paige Berger, PhD, RD Paige is a postdoctoral research fellow studying early nutrition and brain development. “I’ve always been interested in the interplay between nutrition and exercise—the use of food as fuel,” says Paige. “But I really found my niche working with Dr... Read More
Published on December 13, 2021
The Stem Cell Analytics Core facilitates stem cell research and innovation for all investigators at CHLA. Led by David Cobrinik, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Aparicio, PhD, the Core can: Distribute human pluripotent stem cell (PSC) cultures to researchers Maintain... Read More
Published on December 10, 2021
The SC2 Core aims to promote and enable high-impact basic and translational research by establishing novel and evolving technologies and instrumentation for investigators at CHLA and USC. Led by Shahab Asgharzadeh and Jeffrey Bender and managed by... Read More
Published on November 12, 2021
Should surgeons perform partial nephrectomies in more children with kidney tumors—safely removing the mass, but leaving the child’s kidney in place? Read More
Published on November 11, 2021
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have brought us closer to understanding the biology of autism spectrum disorder, a condition affecting a person’s ability to communicate, learn and socialize. The findings are published in The Journal of Child Psychology and... Read More
Published on November 8, 2021
Researchers have been delving deeper to better understand long-term cancer survival and quality of life for adolescent and young adult patients. Read More
Published on November 4, 2021
New study identifies factors that may help predict which neonatal ECMO patients will have to return to the hospital. Read More
Published on October 14, 2021
Researchers are searching for biomarkers to better identify which children with acute liver failure will recover on their own—and which will need a liver transplant. Read More
Published on September 21, 2021
In a worldwide pediatric study, researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles show the clear benefit of using living donor liver tissue for transplants. Read More
Published on September 7, 2021
Brian Dias, PhD Faculty Lead, TECPAD Postdoc Training and Development  Division of Research on Children, Youth & Families Dr. Dias grew up in India and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, he has investigated the... Read More
Published on September 3, 2021
Amber Medina Clinical Research Coordinator Amber helps coordinate leukemia and lymphoma trials. Though she has been doing clinical research for 15 years, Amber came to CHLA just two years ago. Joining the team at CHLA has given her more responsibility and opportunity... Read More
Published on September 1, 2021
As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the globe rely on the work of scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, who use genomic sequencing to track mutations. Read More
Published on August 31, 2021
Sarah Richman, MD, PhD Cancer and Blood Disease Institute Sarah Richman, MD, PhD, investigates the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for solid tumors. She and others in the field have recognized that the success of treating B-cell leukemias with... Read More
Published on August 30, 2021
Ellen Chang, MD, MS Ellen is the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology/Survivorship fellow. She is passionate about improving long-term health outcomes in childhood cancer survivors. “In medical school, I met an adult retinoblastoma survivor in the... Read More
Published on August 27, 2021
JinSeok Park, PhD Cancer and Blood Disease Institute “When my son was born, he spent a few nights in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). My area of research is the tumor microenvironment and at that time, I was focusing on tumors that affect adults. Our experience... Read More
Published on August 25, 2021
The Cellular Imaging Core offers advanced light microscopes for use by all researchers at CHLA. This Core’s Imaging Scientist, G. Esteban Fernandez, PhD, can help you develop expertise at acquiring images using techniques like fluorescence, confocal and light sheet... Read More