Meet the Team Andy Shih, Ph.D. Principal Investigator Associate Professor, Center for Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine. Dept. Of Pediatrics. University of Washington. Manuel Levy, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Imaging Synaptic Plasticity During Stroke Recovery. Vanessa Coelho-Santos, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellow Post-natal Development of the Blood-brain Barrier Andrée-Anne Berthiaume Ph.D. Candidate Pericyte Structural Plasticity and Blood-Brain Barrier Function. Ian Grant Research Specialist Imaging Small Vessel Disease in Post Mortem Human Brain Tissue.