In the study of neonatology and developmental biology, the division draws on the expertise of many different types of researchers. In addition to neonatologists, we collaborate with individuals in the fields of neurodevelopment, bioengineering, psychology, microbiology, immunology, and environmental biology. Integration of basic science research with our transdisciplinary studies of fetal development and neonatal-perinatal medicine is one of our strengths and a core of our program.

Below is a list of labs within the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine in addition to labs doing affiliated research critical to our work.

Primary Faculty

David Stevenson, MD

Reseach: Investigating heme and bilirubin metabolism in the preterm neonate utilizing noninvasive technologies combined with developmental biochemistry approaches

Christopher Contag, PhD

Research: Advancing our understanding of human development through molecular imaging and sophisticated animal models

Dr. Contag is the Prinicipal Investigator of the Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory.  

Dick Bland, MD

Research: Exploring physiology and molecular structure related to neonatal lung injury; how prolonged mechanical ventilation adversely impacts incompletely formed lungs

Affiliated Faculty

David Relman, MD

Research: Exploring the role of the microbiome in human development and disease

Stephen Quake, PhD

Research: Advancing the tools for rapid assessment of fetal health

David Lewis, MD

Research: Revealing the maturation steps of the developing immune system

Mark Davis, MD

Research: Investigating the molecular basis of T and B lymphocyte recognition

Garry Nolan, PhD

Research: Linking developmental pathways to human cancers