Personnel


Misty Good, MD, MS

Dr. Misty Good is a neonatologist physician-scientist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California and earned her Masters of Science while completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Good completed her pediatrics training and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Illinois at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Apart from research, she enjoys taking care of babies in the NICU and in her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband.


Qingqing Gong, Ph.D.

Dr. Qingqing Gong works in Dr. Good’s lab as a research lab supervisor. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and post-doctoral training from University of California at San Francisco. Before joining in the Good’s lab, Qingqing worked as a research scientist in both academic and industrial setting. Outside the lab, Qingqing enjoys traveling with her family and exploring different cultures.


Rajesh Kumar

Dr. Kumar is a Staff Scientist in the Good Lab. His work is focused on the modeling neonatal innate immunity associated with the pathogenesis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and strategies to develop effective Immunotherapy. Before joining the Good Lab, he was working on development of a Malaria vaccine and identification of safer and effective adjuvants/nanoparticles of vaccine delivery. During his Ph.D., he studied the molecular characterization and analysis of critical immuno-modulators regulating Leishmania pathogenesis from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani.


Wyatt Lanik

Wyatt is a research technician in the Good Lab. He grew up in rural Nebraska and attended Lindenwood University in St. Louis earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Wyatt joined the Good Lab in the spring of 2017 to expand his knowledge and gain experience in medical research before applying to medical school. Currently, he is working on several projects in determining the cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in the development of NEC. In his free time, Wyatt enjoys reading, volunteering at a local hospital, and spending time outdoors.


Maddie Mara

Maddie is a graduate from Missouri University of Science & Technology with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. With the desire to pursue a career in medicine, Maddie joined the Good Lab to gain more research experience and prepare for medical school. Outside of lab, Maddie enjoys hiking, gardening, and exploring St. Louis.


Elise Hu

Elise grew up in Lisle, Illinois and is currently a pre-med undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis studying Biology, as well as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She joined the Good Lab in June of 2017 to explore the different facets of pediatric research. Elise’s work in the lab focuses presently on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involving NEC. Aside from research and her studies, she enjoys playing piano, bass, as well as tennis.


Victoria Liu

Victoria is from Grayslake, Illinois and joined the Good Lab in 2017 as a summer student through the Pediatric Student Research Program. She is currently a premedical undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. Outside of the lab, Victoria enjoys playing piano, working with children to explore the sciences, and swimming.


Lily Xu

Lily is a research intern in the Good Lab. With St. Louis as her hometown, she is an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Lily joined the Good Lab in June of 2017 as part of the Pediatric Summer Research Program to explore different sides of immunology research. She is currently working on a project involving strategies to protect against NEC. Outside of the lab, Lily enjoys working with children, computer coding, and writing music.


Martin Goree

Martin is a pre-med undergraduate from Iowa City, Iowa. He studies Chemistry and French at Washington University in St. Louis, and is an aspiring pediatrician who joined the Good Lab in the summer of 2017. Outside of school and the lab, Martin enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, coaching youth basketball leagues, listening to stand-up comedy, and reading.


Brandon Wang

Brandon is from Bellevue, Washington and is currently an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is majoring in Biology and joined the Good Lab in August 2017 to begin work towards an honors thesis and ultimately a career in pediatrics. In his free time, Brandon enjoys learning about French language and culture, cycling around Forest Park, and volunteering at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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