|Aanchal Sharma, MD, MPH
Aanchal is currently a developmental/behavioral pediatrics clinical fellow in the Department of Developmental Medicine here at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is currently also a fellow in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program-Boston. Aanchal received her Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and Master of Public Health with a concentration in maternal and child health from Boston University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY, where she was a three-time recipient of the resident of the year award. Aanchal has a passion for research and advocacy. Her goal is to work in multidisciplinary settings to serve and support her patients, their families, and their communities. Aanchal identifies herself as a culinary enthusiast, a.k.a. a “foodie,” and loves all things related to food. In her time outside of work, Aanchal enjoys spending quality time with her baby girl.
|April Choi, PhD
April received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University in 2019. In her doctoral work, April sought to examine early behavioral and environmental factors that predict language in infants at elevated likelihood of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, her work focused on the development of gestures and fine motor skills as well as the role of parent input in children’s language learning. As a postdoctoral fellow in Faja Lab, April is interested in studying the role of gestures in executive functioning in ASD preschoolers and identifying mechanisms that may improve sexual health among autistic adolescents and adults. April looks forward to extending her training in various research methodologies (e.g., EEG, eye-tracking) and examining brain and behavioral mechanisms in ASD across development. Outside of the lab, April enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family.
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