Meet the Team Andy Shih, Ph.D. Principal Investigator & Associate Professor Seattle Children’s Research Institute & University of Washington Sydney Seerden Research Technician RNA Imaging and Cerebral Microvessels 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.