Faculty Labs

​The Department of Pediatrics at UCSD is one of the nation's premier Departments devoted to improving the understanding of disease pathogenesis in ​order to better diagnose, treat and prevent diseases in infants and children. Research efforts include basic and clinical science in various fields spanning the whole range of maladies. Another important goal in the Department is to build and foster the development of the next generation of research leaders in Pediatric Medicine. There has been no better time for research and training in Pediatrics than what is currently and what we predict it will be in the next decade!

Division Chief
Affiliated Labs/Programs
Academic General Pediatrics,
Newborn Medicine and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Janine Young, M.D.

Center for Community Health
Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology Hal Hoffman, M.D. Aceves Lab
Burns Lab/Kawasaki Disease
Croker Lab
Hoffman Lab
Christopher Davis, M.D., Ph.D. (Interim)
Kawasaki Disease
Research Center

Grossfeld Lab
Environmental Science & Health (previously known as Dysmorphology & Teratology) 
Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH
Mother to Baby CA
Center for Maternal and Infant Health
Southern California NOFAS
Michael Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D.Gaulton Lab 
Pediatrics Diabetes Research Center
Sander Lab
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
D. Brent Polk, M.D. 

Bode Lab
Boutelle Lab
Feldstein Lab
Schwimmer Lab

GeneticsTariq Rana, Ph.D.

Barshop Lab
Bansal Lab
Cherqui Lab
Muotri Lab
Rana Lab

Genome Information Sciences Kelly Frazer Ph.D. Bansal Lab
Sahoo Lab
Hematology-Oncology William D. Roberts, M.D.Jing Yang Lab
Yu Lab
Zage Lab
Joshi Lab
Host-Microbes and Systems Therapeutics Victor Nizet, M.D. Nizet Lab
A. Chavez Lab
Akong Lab
Gilbert Lab
Knight Lab
Lewis Lab
Rivera-Chavez Lab
Winzeler Lab
Zengler Lab
Infectious Diseases
George Liu, M.D.
Spector Lab
Karen Mestan, M.D.
Bode Lab
Lee Lab
Leibal Lab
McCulley Lab
Mestan Lab
Nigam Lab
Sajti Lab​
Nephrology Robert Mak, M.D., Ph.D.Mak Lab
Respiratory Medicine
Kelan Tantisira, M.D., M.P.H.
Haddad Lab
Quinton Lab
Sun Lab
Wildonger Lab