Research at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research and Medicine

The laboratories at the Ludwig Center are engaged in a wide variety of projects to uncover the secrets of cancer stem cells and find cancer therapies.



Ash Alizadeh, PhD

Laura Attardi, PhD
Phil Beachy, PhD
Mike Clarke, MD

Tushar Desai, MD, PhD
Max Diehn, MD, PhD
Chris Garcia, PhD

SIdd Jaiswal, PhD
Peter Kim, PhD
Calvin Kuo, PhD

Mark Krasnow, PhD

Ron Levy, PhD
Crystal Mackall, MD
Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD
Hiro Nakauchi, MD, PhD

Aaron Newman, PhD
Roel Nusse, PhD

Theo Palmer, PhD

Julien Sage, PhD
Judy Shizuru, MD
Matt Van de Rijn, PhD
Irv Weissman, MD

Gerlinde Wernig, MD
Joanna Wysocka, PhD

Ludwig Advisory Committee members:
Howard Chang, PhD
Bev Mitchell, MD
Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Sam Gambhir, MD


Research Collaborations:

Ludwig Center scientists at Stanford are actively involved in collaborative research with other Ludwig Centers across the nation:

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle)
Harvard Medical School (Boston)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York)