Rothenberg Lab
Rothenberg CURED Lab

Past Lab Members

Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma, WA

 Lab Tenure                 


Current Position

2023 Lillian Zehner BS Undergraduate Student, Centre College
2023 Emiliy Gonsalvez Neuroscience Undergraduate Student, University of Cincinnati
2022 Hemchandra Patel MD Student, University of Cincinnati
2022 Claire Scott MD Student, University of Cincinnati
2022 Sadie Hergert-Atkinson Undergraduate, Normandale Community College
2019-2021 Rishi Mehta Associate Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
2020 Susie Min Medical Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2016-2019 Adina Ballaban IRT Programmer, MedPace
2019 Samuel Risma Undergraduate,Washington University in St. Louis
2019 Andrew Russell Investor Relations, AcreTrader
2018-2019 Hannah Doll Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2018 Harsh Agrawal Medical Student, University of Toledo College of Medicine
2017 Michael Kramer Consultant at Revenue Solutions Inc. at RSI, Boston, MA
2017 Hayley Flanagan, MD
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Resident, University of Rochester
2017 Ayushi Jain, MD
Resident, Ohio State University
2015-2017 Cora Miracle MD / PhD Student, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
2016 Jared Cohen MD Student
Technion Medical School, Israel
2016 Rachel Ernst  
2016 Tarah Wagner  
2016 Rachel Martinez  
2015 Olivia Erhardt deceased; read a memorial story about her beautiful life


Michael Stephens, MD

Resident, Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital

2014 Josi Herren, DO
Interventional Radiology Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago
2014 Teresa Pestian Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children's
2013 Ahmed Saqr Medical Student
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2013 Sam Coffey Quality Coordinator, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT


Leonel Ampie, MD

Resident, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine


Adam Tardio



Chris Zust, MD

Neurologist, McLeod Neurological Associates, South Carolina


Haitong Tai, MD

Hospitalist, Mountain View, CA


Carly Edelheit

People Operations Specialist at oak9


Jamie Tanzer

Psychotherapist at Repose


Neeraj Maheshwari



Mark Costello, MD

Otolaryngologist, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH


Tammy Winkler

2009 -2011

Lissa Ziegelgruber (formerly Amin)

Senior Decision Sciences Manager at Pernod Ricard

2009 -2011

Akanksha Mishra

Medical Student, Paul Foster Medical School, Texas


Fezza Rahman



Jeff Zhu

Senior Program Manager - Search & AI Platform at Microsoft, Seattle, WA


Renee Eigsti (formerly Miller), MD Pathologist, Pathology Services of Kalamazoo, P.C., Kalamazoo, MI
2009     Melissa Brook Zimmerman, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, Northwestern Medicine


Michael LaFontaine, PhD

Assistant Dean of Pre-clinical Curriculum and Professor of Biochemistry


Anne-Sarah Cohen

Nurse, Ben Gurion Medical School


Elinor Lee, MD

Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Rosie Korman, MD

Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City, CA


Catherine Nelson (formerly Bouska), DO

Family Medicine and Osteopathy, Gundersen Decorah Clinic, Decorah, IA


Loren Brook, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Joshua Bernstein, MD

Fellow, Allergy and Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO


Jeffrey James, DO

Premier Orthopedics
Centerville, OH


Allison Greenberg

2005 / 2011

Amy M. CaJacob, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children's of Alabama


Kiran Mudambi, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma, WA


Benita Panigrahi, MD, MS


Lab Tenure                  


Current Position

2019-2023 Lydia Mack, MS Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
2018-2022 Sharon Grisaru, PhD MD / PhD student, Sackler Medical School, Tel-Aviv University
2020-2021 Adina Ballaban IRT Programmer, MedPace
2017-2018 Cora Miracle MD / PhD student, Marshall University School of Medicine
2016-2018 Purnima Pathre, MA
2011-2018 Kiran KC
2013-2017 Jared Travers, MD, PhD Internal Medicine Residency, Case Western Reserve University as part of the Harrington Physician-Scientist Pathway
2014-2017 Jeffrey Rymer, MS Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University
2017 Jacob Ciricillo Internal Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
 2015-2017 Leanne Ray
2015-2016 Miriam Peinhaupt Grant Acquisition Specialist - Office for Grant Acquisition, Danube University Krems
2014-2016 Matthew Eilerman Nurse Practitioner, Edgewood, Kentucky
2012-2016 Netali Ben-Baruch Morgenstern, PhD
Research Associate, Allergy, Cincinnati Children's
2012-2015 Rahul D'Mello, MD, PhD Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
2010-2015 Eileen Alexander, PhD Associate Professor, Health Services Administration - Undergraduate Program; Xavier University
2008-2015 Emily Stucke, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2011-2013 Katie (Kemme) Schuckman
Nurse Practitioner, APP Inpatient, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
2010-2012 Kaila Schollaert In-house CRA at ICON
2010-2012     Shankar Narayanan, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, OrthoCincy


Thomas Lu, MD, PhD

Gastroenterologist at IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians

2010-2011 Victoria Fabry


Eric Cole, DMD



Leah Nesbitt Kottyan, PhD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Melissa McBride

QC Manager at Octal Extrusions
Maineville, OH


Hongyan Zhu, PhD

Research Fellow, Language Access Services, Cincinnati Children's
2008-2009 Karen Burwinkel


Elizabeth Kopras, PhD

Senior Research Associate, University of Cincinnati


Yi-Ying (Winnie) Wu, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher at Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Yoni Mahller, MD, PhD

Physician, speciality: Obstetrics/Gynecology, Hoag Hospital and Orange County OBGYN, Newport Beach, CA


James Schlotman, MD

Staff Anesthesiologist, Parkview Physicians Group, Lima, OH


Christine (formerly Fischetti) Taylor, MPH

Research Project Manager at UCL, London, Greater London, United Kingdom


Nikolaos Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Trial Manager, Ethicon, Inc.


Patricia Fulkerson, MD, PhD

Medical Officer, NIAID


Charles DeBrosse, MD

Allergist and Immunologist, Allergy and Asthma Centre of Dayton


Jane Abey


Samuel Pope, PhD, JD

Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford


Matthew Doepker, MD

Surgical Oncology, Premier Health, Centerville, OH


Lynn Hassman, MD, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis


Emily Muntel, MD, RhMSUS

Rheumatologist, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Health


Jessica L. Colyer (formerly Kavanaugh), MD


Michael Royalty, MD

Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist, Advanced Pain Care Clinic, IN


Elizabeth Moulton, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine


Michael Brigg, MD

Radiologist, United Imaging Consultants, LLC, Mission, KS


Dawn Meagher


Connie Gilloon (formerly Lobas), MD

Anesthesiologist, American Anesthesiology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Angela Damen (formerly Matthews), PhD

Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency
Cincinnati Children's


Gregory Bebehani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Ohio State University


Kristen Long


Brenna Carey

Research Associate, Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's


Natalie Beckman Jones, MD

Surgeon, Columbus, OH


Lab Tenure                 


Current Position

2018-2023 Julia Dunn, PhD Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor at Colorado University Anschutz
2020-2022 Simin Zhang, MD Instructor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2016-2022 Tetsuo Shoda, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's
2020-2021 Kevin Murray, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's


Michael Brusilovsky, PhD, MMedSc

Research Associate, Center for Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM), Cincinnati Children's


Ian Slack, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Health


Nurit Azouz, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Jeff Habel, PhD

Translational Labs, Cincinnati Children's Hospital


Li Merlin, PhD

Research Assistant IV, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children's


John Lyles, MD

Clinical Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

2019-2020 Yongmei Xie, PhD Gastroenterologist, Chendu, China
2018-2019 Salvatore Oliva, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Rome, Italy
2018-2019 Chen Rosenberg, MD Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
2017-2018 Kelly O'Shea, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Health
2016-2017 Misu Paul, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UF Health Allergy - Springhill
2015-2016 Vladislav Litosh, PhD

Commissioned Officer in Charge of Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory at the USAMRIID, US Army

2016 Mario Alberto Ynga Durand, MD, PhD Research Fellow, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's
2013-2016 Mohamad Eyad Khorki, MD Fellow, Nephrology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
2012-2015 Ben Davis, MD, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Immunology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care
2011-2015 Joseph Sherrill, PhD Associate Principal Scientist at AstraZeneca
2013-2014 Kan Liu, PhD
2013-2014 YunJae Jung, MD, PhD Professor, PI of Research Center for Innate Immune-Mediated Chronic Inflammatory Disease, Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Gachon University, Incheon, Republic of Korea 
2010-2013 Carine Bouffi, PhD Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim
2009-2014 Ting Wen, MD, PhD ACGME Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow at University of Utah Health
2008-2013 EunJin Lim, PhD, MB (ASCP)CM

Microbiologist, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC), Dept. of Public Health and Social Services

2011 Marcia Fantoni Torres, MD, PhD Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
2010 Aykut Gok, MD Cerrahpasa Medical School,
Istanbul, Turkey


Ariel Munitz, PhD

Professor, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Medical School, Tel-Aviv University


Li Zuo, MD

Allergist, Lakeside Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Duluth, GA


Zhihong Wen, MD

Associate Director & Chief Physician,
Division of Pediatrics, the People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang
Nanning, China


Carlos Fernandez Gimenez, MD, PhD

Ministry of Education, Spain 


Carine Blanchard, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Aldena Therapeutics


Miguel Stein, MD

Head, Allergy/Immunology Unit
E Wolfson Medical Center
Holon, Israel

2007     Fejzo Dzafic  Bosnia and Herzegovina


Ann Collier, MD

Allergy and Immunology Specialist, Duke Health


Maria Vicario-Perez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institut de Recerca
Barcelona, Spain


Yoshiyuki Yamada, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Section Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Gunma Children's Medical Center
Shibukawa Gunma, Japan


Eric Brandt, PhD

Research Associate, Division of Asthma Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2004-2007 Luqman Seidu, MD Omni Allergy Immunology & Asthma, Atlanta, GA


Michael Daines, MD

Associate Professor and Division Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tuscon


Michael Konikoff, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA

2002-2005 Hiroko Saito (Akei), MD Freelance Physician, ENT
Medical Relief, Japan


Richard Noel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Duke University School of Medicine


Troy Scribner, MD

Allergist, Roseville, CA


Jesus Guajardo, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Simon Hogan, PhD

Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan


Anil Mishra, PhD

Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary Diseases
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA


Nives Zimmermann, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Yoram Stern, MD

Assistant Professor
Tel Aviv University


Testimonials From Former Lab Members