Meet Our Current Trainees

Georgina Aldridge, MD, PhD

Georgina Aldridge, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology

  • F - 2
  • MD - University of Illinois
  • PhD - University of Illinois
  • Subspecialty - Dementia and Cognitive Neurology
  • Research Interests - Etiology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Nick Bormann, MD - Department of Psychiatry

  • R - 1
  • MD - University of Iowa
  • Research Interests - Computational Psychiatry
Colin Burnett, MD

Colin Burnett, MD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • F - 1
  • MD - University of Iowa
  • Subspecialty - Cardiology
  • Research Interests - Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolism
  • Member of Justin Grobe Lab
Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD

Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry

  • F - 1
  • MD - University of Utah
  • PhD - University of Utah
  • Research Interests - Neurological Diseases and Development
Faisal Fecto, MD, PhD

Faisal Fecto, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology

  • R - 4
  • MD - Aga Khan University
  • PhD - Northwestern University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - Northwestern University
  • Research Interests - Molecular Biology Diseases of Human Neurodegeneration

Gudbjorg Jonsdottir, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • R - 2
  • MD - University of Iceland
  • PhD - University of Iceland
  • Research Interests - Multiple Myeloma, MGUS, and Cancer Epidemiology
John Liggins, MD, MSc

John Liggins, MD, MS - Department of Psychiatry

  • R - 3
  • MD - Stanford University
  • MS - McGill University
  • Research Interests - Mood Disorders and Psychosis
Jacob Miller, MD, PhD

Jacob Miller, MD, PhD - Department of Psychiatry

  • R - 3
  • MD - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • PhD - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Research Interests - Neurogenetics and Neuroimaging
Lisa Morselli, MD, PhD

Lisa Morselli, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • F - 3
  • MD - Universita di Pisa
  • PhD - Universita di Pisa
  • Subspecialty - Endocrinology
  • Research Interests - Metabolism and Endocrinology
Catherina (Cat) Pinnaro, MD

Catherina (Cat) Pinnaro, MD - Department of Pediatrics

  • F - 3
  • MD - New York Medical College
  • Subspecialty - Endocrinology
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship - University of Iowa
  • Research Interests - Pediatric Endocrinology
Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • R - 3
  • MD - University of Iowa
  • PhD - University of Iowa
  • Subspecialty - Cardiology or Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Research Interests - Mitochondrial Stress Responses
Nicholas Reish, MD, PhD

Nicholas Reish, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology

  • R - 4
  • MD - University of Alabama—Birmingham
  • PhD - University of Alabama—Birmingham 
  • Research Interests - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Kathleen Robinson, MD, PhD

Katie Robinson, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • R - 3
  • MD - University of Wisconsin
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin
  • Subspecialty - Endocrinology
  • Research Interests - Obesity, Metabolism, Medical Anthropology and Sociology
Yang Roby, MD, PhD

Yang Roby, MD, PhD - Department of Psychiatry

  • R - 4
  • MD - China Medical University
  • PhD - Johns Hopkins University
  • Research Interests - Genetics of Psychiatry Diseases

Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhD - Department of Pediatrics

  • F - 1
  • MD - University of Iowa
  • PhD - University of Iowa
  • Subspecialty - Neonatology
  • Research Interests - Medical Outcomes Neonatology

Steven Seyedin, MD - Department of Radiation Oncology

  • R - 4
  • MD - University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Research Interests - Immune Enhancing Radiosensitizers
Kamel Shibbani

Kamel Shibbani, MD - Department of Pediatrics

  • R - 2
  • MD - American University of Beirut
  • Subspecialty - Cardiology
  • Research Interests - Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease
Jen Streeter, MD, PhD

Jen Streeter, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • F - 2
  • MD - University of Iowa
  • PhD - University of Iowa
  • Subspecialty - Cardiology
  • Research Interests - Novel Therapeutic Targets in Cardiovascular Disease

Luis Vargas-Buonfiglio, MD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • R - 2
  • MD - Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Subspecialty - Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Research Interests - Airway Host Defense, COPD, Air Pollution
  • Member of Joseph Zabner Lab
Patricia Watkins, MD

Patricia Watkins, MD - Department of Pediatrics

  • F - 3
  • MD - University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Subspecialty - Neonatology
  • Research Interests - Neonatal Medicine
Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD

Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • F - 2
  • MD - University of Wisconsin
  • PhD - University of Wisconsin
  • Subspecialty - Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Research Interests - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Nanmeng Yu, MB, PhD

Nanmeng Yu, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • F - 1
  • MD - Wake Forest University
  • PhD - Wake Forest University
  • Subspecialty - Hematology - Oncology
  • Research Interests - Virus and Cancer Cell Biology

Qiujun Yu, MD, PhD - Department of Internal Medicine

  • R - 1
  • MD - Fourth Military Medical University
  • PhD - Fourth Military Medical University
  • Research Interests - Cardiovascular Metabolism
Johnson Zhang, MD

Johnson Zhang, MD - Department of Neurology

  • F - 1
  • MD - Peking Union Medical College
  • Subspecialty - Movement Disorders
  • Research Interests - Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases