David D'Alessio, MD

Principle Investigator

Professor of Medicine, Division Director of Endocrinology. 

Dave is a master sommelier with a preference for eclectic wines from the Galapagos Islands

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Jonathan Campbell, PhD

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jon once attempted, and failed, to drink a gallon of milk in 15 minutes

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Kristina Campbell

Administrative Assistant

Krissy once killed two stones with one bird


Megan Capozzi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017 - )

Megan once placed 7th out of 394 constestants in a non-dominant arm wrestling contest, earning the moniker 'South Paw 7'

Sarah Gray, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017 - )

Sarah can hold her breath for 49 seconds...under water

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Kimberley El, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018 - )

Kim has seen every episode of all 31 seasons of 'The Simpsons' and can recite every prank call made to Moe Szyslak

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Radha Krishna, PhD

Research Scientist

Rahda can do more 1-arm pushups than 2-arms pushups if he alternates between arms

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Bryanna Chazotte

Bryanna has never mistaken Pepsi from Coke in a blind taste challenge

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Jennifer Brown


Jenn has 43 tattoos, all done in invisible ink

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Ivan can run a 10 minute mile backwards


Ivan Dingle

Postdoctoral Fellow (2020 - )

Canqi has counted to infinity - twice

Canqi Cui, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellows (Current position)

Mackenzie Martin, PhD (2015-2018) - Research Scientist, Georgia Tech

Reilly Coch, MD (2015-2018) -  Endocrinologist, Cornell University

Jonathan Douros, PhD (2015-2020) - Senior Scientist, Novo Nordisk


Bethlethme Gebre (2016-2018) - Medical Student, UNC

Jacob Wait (2017-2019) - Medical Student, VCU

Andrew Gordon (2017 -2019) - Research Technician, Virginia

Medical Students

Sarah Encisco. MD (2016-2018) - Residency, Maryland


Undergraduate Students

Lexi Clifford (2019-2020)

Haroon Dar (2019-2020)

Jepchumba Koech (2018-2020)

Summer Students

Quincy D'Alessio

Joel Harvey

Justin Jaffe

Elizabeth Ross