Vidu Garg Lab Staff :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Garg Lab Staff


Vidu Garg, MD

Vidu Garg, MD
Principal Investigator
CV and Publications

Dr. Garg received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, followed by clinical and research fellowships in pediatric cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

As Director of Translational Research, Dr. Garg focuses on enhancing the partnership between clinicians and scientists in their shared quest for improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pediatric cardiac and vascular disease. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Garg’s personal research focus is to elucidate the genetic contributors to congenital heart disease and to dissect the molecular pathways regulating normal cardiac development.

Madhumita Basu
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Madhumita received her PhD in human molecular genetics from the department of biochemistry at the University of Calcutta. She joined the lab in 2013.

Stephanie LaHaye
Graduate Student

Stephanie received her BS in genomics and molecular genetics and human biology. She is a student in the graduate program in the department of molecular genetics at The Ohio State University and joined the lab in 2012.

Sara Koening, BA Sara Koenig
Graduate Student

Sara received her BA in biology with a minor in chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University. She started in the laboratory as a research assistant, and is now a student in the biomedical sciences graduate program at The Ohio State University.

Sara Fitzgerald-Butt
Genetic Counselor/Clinical Research Coordinator

Sara received her MS degree in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Sara runs the recruitment for multiple research studies and her own research interests include perceived recurrence risk and quality of informed consent.

Former Lab Members

Graduate Students
Sheng-Wei Chang, PhD  – Postdoctoral fellow, The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Fellows
Asha Acharya, PhD – Instructor, Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern
Elizabeth Bonachea, PhD – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (neonatology), The Ohio State University
Kevin Bosse, PhD –Scientific Writer, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Chetan Hans, PhD – Assistant Professor, Ohio State University & Principal Investigator, Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Meenakshi Maitra, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow, UT Southwestern
Chaitali Misra, PhD – Research Scientist, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Ashleigh Richards Payne, MD – Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology, UT Southwestern
Caryn Rothrock, PhD – Field Scientist, Whatman-GE
Nita Sachan PhD - Senior Research Analyst, Indian School of Business

Research Assistants
Nianyuan Huang  – Research Associate, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Hubert Pan – medical student at University of California, San Diego
Haley Nichols – physician assistant student at University of North Texas Health Science Center
Amanda Krysiak – dental student at Baylor College of Dentistry
Marie Schluterman – graduate student at UT Southwestern

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