Additional Staff in Perinatal Research  :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Meet the Staff

Joyce Taggart (Kuehner)

Joyce Kuehner (Taggart)
I have been the Lead Administrative Assistant in the Center for Perinatal Research for about four years. I was with Neonatology at Nationwide Children's Hospital for two years as an administrative assistant. I am a retiree of Aetna Health Insurance after 22 years. I am the point of contact for our center and assistant to our director, Irina Buhimschi, MD. My additional staff of administrative assistants that work to support our principal investigators are Vickie Nicholas and Rhonda Purcell.

Cynthia Hill, BA, ALAT

Cynthia Hill, BA, ALAT
Capital University in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology. I work for Dr. Trent Tipple as a Research Assistant mostly doing transgenic mouse breeding and PCR, cell culture, hypoxia/hyperoxia studies in mice and cells, cell transfections and luciferase assays, western blotting, primary cell isolation, and bacterial plasmid prep.

Rebecca Moore, RN

Rebecca Moore, RN
Clinical research coordinator
Innovative Feeding Disorders Research Program (Jadcherla Lab)

Jianjing Xue (Shellly)

Jianjing Xue (Shelly), Research Scientist
I obtained a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a Medical Doctorate from Harbin Medical University in Heilongjiang, China. I worked for 15 years in cancer research, using gene expression and gene therapy approaches.  I also have over eight years of teaching experience in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in Shanghai at the Second Medical College before moving to the USA.  Prior to joining the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, I worked at the Ohio State University for 13 years as a Research Associate studying mechanosensitive signaling pathways in Gastroenterology.  Now, I work at Dr. Wendy Luce’s laboratory.

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