Center for Clinical Pharmacology

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Center is comprised of postdoctoral fellows from the United States, Europe, and Asia as well as numerous graduate students from Washington University and Saint Louis University.

Dr. Manish Madasu, Ph.D.
Manish is a postdoctoral research associate in the Al-Hasani lab studying the neural basis of opioid modulation of addiction and pain using novel molecular, optogenetic, neurophysiological, and neurochemical tools.

Dr. Matthew Hayes, M.D.
Matt is a postdoctoral research associate studying the effect of novel nuclear receptor ligands in models of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.  He is interested in the nuclear receptors Rev-erb and LXR as targets to treat neuroinflammation.

Dr. Sadichha Sitaula, Ph.D.
Sadichha is a post-doctoral research associate investigating nuclear receptors and their therapeutic potential in metabolic and inflammatory disorders. As a part of the drug discovery team, she focuses on developing and characterizing novel small molecule ligands for Rev-erb, ERR and LXR nuclear receptors by utilizing molecular pharmacology tools.

Dr. Jaymie Voorhees, Ph.D.
As a post-doctoral fellow in the Burris Laboratory, Jaymie studies nuclear receptors, including Rev-Erb and Estrogen-Related Receptor, as potential therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative diseases, using both in vitro and in vivo models. Her primary focus is understanding how these transcriptional regulators influence neuroinflammation, mitochondrial bioenergetics, and neurogenesis in the adult brain.

Dr. Soumen Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Soumen is a postdoctoral research associate in the Majumdar laboratory. He is from India and is a synthetic organic chemist with a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His Ph.D. supervisor was Prof. D. Mal. He is working on the synthesis of natural product based opioid receptor probes. In his spare time, he loves listening to music and watching football and cricket.