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Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI)

Researchers + Staff

The principal investigators and research teams at MIRI have dedicated their basic science, clinical and translational research to studying the lifelong consequences of the intimate and unique biological relationship between mother and baby during pregnancy. Our clinician-researchers’ studies have been funded by organizations such as the March of Dimes, National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Diana Bianchi, MD 2017Diana W. Bianchi, MD
Founding Executive Director of MIRI, 2010-2016
Current Position: Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
2017 Recipient, J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
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Neeta Vora, MDNeeta Vora, MD
MIRI Maternal Fetal Medicine-Genetics Fellow, 2010
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Reproductive Genetics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

In 2016, Dr. Vora received a rare perfect score on her NIH K23 application for "A New Era of Genomics for Fetal Diagnosis"

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Lisa HuiLisa Hui, MBBS PhD, FRANZCOG CMFM DDU GradCert Clin Epi
MIRI Visiting Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Fellow and University of Sydney PhD candidate, 2010-2012
Current Position: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Department of Perinatal Medicine
Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne  VIC Australia
Honorary research fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne VIC Australia




Faycal Guuedj, PhDFaycal Guedj, PhD
MIRI Research Fellow in Genetics and Neuroscience, 2012-2016
Current Position:  Scientist, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)