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Pediatric Translational Research Faculty

Principal Investigator

Program Leader
43800-Gaston, Benjamin

Benjamin Gaston, MD

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics

Research Faculty

Michael D. Davis, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Yunjie Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nadzeya V. Marozkina, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatric Translational Staff, Students and Fellows


  • Ivana Daniels, PhD student
  • Taiya Edwards, Research Analyst
  • John Krasinkiewicz, Pediatric Fellow
  • Jessica Saunders, Pediatric Fellow
  • Laura Smith, Manager


  • April Maines, Administrative Assistant 
  • Kenzie Mahan, Program Manager


  • Lisa Bendy, Research Manager
  • Bre Bohart, Clinical Coordinator
  • Charles Clem, Clinical Coordinator & Respiratory Therapist
  • Mary Heskett, Clinical Coordinator
  • Alyssa Laughlin, Clinical Coordinator
  • Fanmuyi Yang, Clinical Coordinator