People

John W. Day
Principal Investigator

Shirley Paulose, MS
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Shirley Paulose is the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for the Neuromuscular Division, coordinating research studies on adults and children. She has been a member of the team since 2005.

Libby Hsu
Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Libby Hsu joined Dr. Day’s research team in 2018 as a coordinator on different clinical trials. She had previously worked on a national research study funded by GRAIL to detect breast cancer at the cellular level.

Joe Karaouni
Neuromuscular Clinical Care and Research Facilitator

Joe joined the Day team in 2018, helping to bridge clinical care and research for adult and pediatric patients. Prior to the Neuromuscular Division, he did work involving vascular surgery, orthopedics, and cardiology.

Yan Liu
Neuromuscular Clinical Care and Research Facilitator

Yan Liu graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2017 earning a BA in Public Health and Social Welfare. In 2018 she joined Dr. John W. Day’s research team as a Clinical Research Facilitator working in recruitment and facilitating clinical trials for both adults and children. Before joining the Neuromuscular research lab she worked for two years in a Psychopathology lab at UC Berkeley focusing on childhood language use and expression.

Dana McDonnell, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Dana McDonnell joined Dr. Day’s Research team in 2019. Prior to joining the Neuromuscular Division, Dana was working with Stanford’s Pediatric Emotion and Resilience Lab helping coordinate studies building an understanding of the neural circuitry that affects mood dysfunction during sensitive brain development. Her other research interests include: cognition and neuromuscular disease, neuroethics and cognitive medicine, and neurophysiology.

Carolyn McLaughlin
Clinical Research Coordinator

After joining Dr. John W. Day’s research team in 2016 as a clinical research coordinator, Carolyn McLaughlin coordinates studies with both adults and children. Prior to joining the Neuromuscular Division, Carolyn worked on coordinating clinical trials in the Arrhythmia Service Division at Stanford. She earned her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University where she focused on undergraduate research in Computational Neuroscience and Behavioral Neuropharmacology working with Bengalese finches and mice animal models.

Tia Nguyen
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Tia Nguyen graduated from U.C. Davis with a BS nutrition science . Before arriving at Stanford Medicine, Ms Nguyen spent two years at a retina specialist practice, working on age-related macular degeneration trials.

Mitchell Reddan
Clinical Research Coordinator

Mitchell Reddan began working with the Dr. Day’s research team in 2018. He earned his B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience while at Michigan State. Prior to joining the team Mr. Reddan worked as a neurofeedback technician and a research associate at Michigan State University in the Cognitive Psychology department. Mitchell discovered his passion for neuromuscular disease at a young age through various service opportunities volunteering as a camp counselor through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Alongside his work, Mitchell is also continuing his education through San Jose State University seeking a Masters in Clinical Research Administration for Medical Product Development. In his free time, he enjoys writing articles focused on the areas of technology, healthcare, and neuroscience.  

Monica Sangco
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Sangco earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at California Baptist University where she researched and presented data for gene regulation in lateral mesodermal progenitor cells of zebrafish. In her free time, she volunteers at a free mobile health clinic for uninsured patients in the central valley. 

Lesly Welsh, CCRC, CMA
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lesly Welsh is a clinical research coordinator, coordinating clinical trials for both adults and children diagnosed with neuromuscular conditions . She joined the neuromuscular team in April, 2014. Ms. Welsh has been a research coordinator at Stanford since 2009. She has previously worked on clinical trials for liver disease and kidney disease. She is an ACRP certified clinical research coordinator, has an AS degree in medical assisting and 11 years of experience working in pre-clinical toxicology trials.