Science Educator Research Fellowship

Project Leadership & Collaborators

Peter Vitiello, PhD; co-PI and Program Coordinator 
Dr. Vitiello is an Associate Scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center and has an interest in redox biology as it pertains to lung development and disease. Specifically, his lab studies how changes in atmospheric oxygen concentration are translated into developmental signaling pathways required for proper growth and injury/repair processes in the newborn lung. 
David Pearce, PhD; co-PI 
Dr. Pearce is a Senior Scientist, Director of the Children’s Health Research Center and Vice President of Sanford Research. The Pearce lab has a general interest in genetically inherited diseases of children with a focus on understanding the molecular basis of several pediatric neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorders, including Batten disease.