Principal Investigator


A rare Indonesian with a Dutch directness, a Canadian heart & an American love of fried chicken.

Dr. Dwi U. Kemaladewi

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (2019)

Div. of Medical Genetics, Dept. of Pediatrics

School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate (2012-2019)

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

PI: Prof. Ronald Cohn

Ph.D. in Human Genetics (2007-2012)

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

PIs: Prof. Peter 't Hoen, Prof. Gert-Jan van Ommen, Prof. Peter ten Dijke

BSc in Life Sciences (2003-2007)

Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands​

Biosketch on Dept. of Pediatrics

My Bibliography on PubMed 

Lab Members:


Marie Johnson

Lab Manager/Research Technician

B.S, Biology

Pennsylvania State University (1993)

Things Marie would say:  

I'm a licensed real estate agent.

Every week I visit "Melania & Ivanka" 

at their "homes". They're ... feisty!


JiaQi Cheng Zhang

PhD student 

MSc, Molecular Life Sciences

Radboud University (2019)

Things JiaQi would say:

I have lived in 6 countries, and still counting! Take that, Dwi! :)

Annie Infancia Arockiaraj

PhD student

MS, Human Genetics

University of Pittsburgh (2019)

Things Annie would say:

I'm scared, no, terrified of snakes!! Don't YOU dare!!

I already HATE you!!

Veronica Alday

Undergraduate student

Neuroscience Major

University of Pittsburgh (2021)

Things Veronica would say:

Uhh.. hello?! The best thing to have on Halloween is Halo-Halo!

Anushe Munir

Research Technician

MS, Human Genetics

University of Pittsburgh (2020)

John Wang 

Resident, Pediatric Scientist Development Program

MD/PhD, New York University (2019)


Oluwaseun Akinyele

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Pharmacology

University of Aberdeen (2020)

Previous Lab Members:

Salah Daghlas (Summer 2019)

Alaina Turocy (Summer 2019)

Cynthia Francis (March 2020)

Caleb Kim (April 2020)

Alayna Holderman (October 2020)