Meet our team

Principal investigators

Bruce K. Rubin, M.Engr., M.D., M.B.A., FRCPC
Jessie Ball duPont Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-chief, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Norma Maxvold, M.D.
Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine

Henry Rozycki, M.D.
Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Medical director, Pediatric Research Office



Lab manager



Postdoctoral

Yuji Kozaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

AkabaTomohiro Akaba, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

komiya3Kosaku Komiya, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jonathan MaJonathan Ma, M.D.
Pediatric Resident



Graduate students

OITE-259Jennifer Bradley, B.A. Biology
Master’s Candidate Molecular Biology and Genetics Program

michael_davisMichael Davis, B.S., RRT
Ph.D Candidate



Technicians

Ashleigh McCormick PhotoAshleigh McCormick
Undergraduate Researcher

DSC_0012-1024x682Navami Ravindra
Undergraduate Researcher



Nasal research team

  • Wei Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology
  • Anne-Marie Irani, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
  • David Evans, M.D., Assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • L. Das Narla, M.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, Director, Pediatric Radiology
  • Kelley Dodson, M.D., Assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • P. Worth Longest, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN, Assistant professor, School of Nursing

Collaborators

  • Markus Henke, M.D., Marburg University, Germany
  • Ellen Friedman, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
  • Soichiro Kanoh, M.D., Ph.D., The National Defense Medical College, Japan
  • Jun Tamaoki, M.D., Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
  • Joseph Han, M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Masaharu Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D., Yokohama City University Medical Center, Japan


Past lab members

  • Adam Brock, B.S.: Medical student, University of Virginia Class of 2016
  • Soichiro Kanoh, M.D., Ph.D.: The National Defense Medical College, Japan
  • Tadasuke Shimokawaji, M.D., Ph.D.: The National Defense Medical College, Japan
  • Agathe Hoffer-Schaefer, B.S.: Virginia Department of Health
  • Shauna Webb-Parker, M.S.: Clinical Research Coordinator Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Melissa Yopp, M.S.H.A: Associate Administrator Dept. Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sarah Rozycki, B.B.A.: Medical student, Virginia Commonwealth University Class of 2018
  • Erika Tokita, M.D., Ph.D.: Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tsuyoshi Tanabe, M.D., Ph.D.: Shinnetsu Hospital, Japan
  • Shuichi Kawano, M.D., Ph.D: The National Defense Medical College, Japan
  • Isao Suzaki, M.D., Ph.D: Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jennifer Bradley, B.A.:Research Manager Dept. Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University