Laura D. Attardi, Ph.D., Principal Investigator


Phone: (650)725-8424 Fax: (650)723-7382

Education: Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
B.A., Biochemistry, Cornell University, 1988

Stanford Profilehttp://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Laura_Attardi/

Lab Members

Research Associates

Kathryn Bieging-Rolett, Ph.D., 
Basic Life Sciences Research Associate

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Virology, Northwestern University, 2010 
B.S., Biology, Macalester College, 2004
Research Interests: Understanding Mechanism of p53 Action

Nitin Raj, Ph.D., Basic Life Sciences Research Associate

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2012 
M.Sc., Molecular and Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University, India, 2005 
B.Sc., Biotechnology, Bangalore University, India, 2003
Research Interests: Characterization of the p53 protein interactome by affinity purification and
mass spectrometry

Postdoctoral Fellows

Liz Valente, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2014
BBiomedSC, Biochemistry, La Trobe University, Australia, 2008
Research Interests: p53 in Tumor Suppression

Mengxiong Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: wang0512@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, 2019; M.P.H., Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, 2015; M.D., Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2012.
Research Interests: My research focuses on the role of p53 in regulating pancreatic cancer regression and tumor microenvironment.

Graduate Students

Brittany Flowers, Graduate Student

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary, 2013
Research Interests: I am studying the role of tumor suppressor protein p53 in pancreatic cancer. Using mouse models of pancreatic cancer, I aim to understand how loss of p53 activity leads to cancer development. My work will elucidate the mechanisms of tumor suppression by wild-type p53 in pancreatic cancer.

Alyssa Kaiser, Graduate Student

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan 2015 
Research Interests: My research focuses on the role of p53 in non-small cell lung cancer. Using in vitro and in vivo models, I aim to identify the mechanisms and downstream targets of p53 most important for suppressing tumorigenesis in the lung. I am also studying how p53 induces regression of lung adenocarcinoma.  

Tony Boutelle, Graduate Student

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S. Biology and Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016 
Research Interests:  My research focuses on characterizing non-canonical p53 target genes as tumor suppressors. By investigating the potency of these genes as tumor suppressors in a mouse model of lung adenocarcinoma, we hope to better understand the mechanisms by which p53 antagonizes carcinogenesis. I am also interested in elucidating therapeutic targets that are synthetic lethal to cells with p53 mutations.


Edel McCrea, Graduate Student

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Research Interests:  

Kathryn Hanson, Graduate Student

Email: kjhanson@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Chemistry/Biological Chemistry Track, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
Research Interests: I am interested in the role of p53 during the initiation and early development of pancreatic cancer. Through leveraging mouse models of pancreatic cancer, my work will determine the mechanisms of p53 tumor suppression during early stages of pancreatic cancer. Understanding the role of p53 in pancreatic cancer development will be crucial for improved early detection and treatment.

Life Science Research Professionals

Abigail Mulligan, Life Science Research Professional

Email: amull@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education:  B.A., Anthropology, Colby College, 2019
Research Interests: The role of p53 in pancreatic tumor progression

Student Interns

Lauren Ramlan, Intern

Email: lramlan@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: High School Diploma, Acalanes High School, 2018.
Research Interests: p53 function in lung cancer