Ana Cristancho, M.D., PhD
I obtained my B.S. in Biology and Philosophy at the University of Miami in 2004. I came to the University of Pennsylvania afterwards for the combined degree MSTP program. I completed my Ph.D in Dr. Mitchell Lazar's lab in 2011 and finished medical school in 2013. I completed a General Pediatrics Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I will complete my training in Child Neurology at CHOP in 6/2018. I received a NIH-R25 grant to return to research after clinical training. I am being co-mentored by Dr. Anderson and Dr. Eric Marsh. I will be studying the interaction between genetics and environment stressors in the setting of prenatal hypoxic injury. I aim to develop a preclinical model of hypoxic injury that will help elucidate the mechanisms of pre/perinatal hypoxic injury as well as a serve as a screen for novel translational interventions.