Vafa Bayat, MD, PhD
Mutations in the Mitochondrial Methionyl-tRNA Synthetase Cause a Neurodegenerative Phenotype in Flies and a Recessive Ataxia (ARSAL) in Humans
Postdoc Bingwei Lu Lab, 2015-present, Department of Pathology, Stanford School of Medicine
Residency Anatomic Pathology, 2013-2015, Stanford School of Medicine
M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, 2004-2006, 2012-2013
Ph.D. Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, December 2011
Advisor: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
B.S. University of Houston, Main Campus; Honors College, 2000 -- Biology (magna cum laude, Honors College); Minor: Chemistry
2016 Invited speaker for Regenerative Medicine at Stanford Seminar Series
2013 Invited speaker (for top ten poster) at the 2013 Association of Clinical Scientists meeting in Boston, MA.
2013 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Young Investigator Award from the ASCI/AAP Councils (for best poster) at the 2013 ASCI/AAP/APSA Annual Meeting.
2013 2013 ASCI/AAP/APSA Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL) travel award; BCM representative at the APSA Business Meeting
2013 Guest Speaker, General Biology 2 class, University of Houston-Main Campus
2012 Thesis work recognized in separate BCM and PLoS Biology press releases and an article in the International Business Times Science section
2011 Beckman Platform Speaker Award (on behalf of the Program in Developmental Biology) (1st place), BCM Graduate School Symposium
2010 Beckman Poster Award (1st place), BCM Graduate School Symposium
2010 2nd place Graduate Student Poster Award, 51st Annual Drosophila Meeting, DC
2010 Invited speaker, Southwest Region Developmental Biology meeting, Austin, TX
2004-2012 Recipient of Medical Scientist Training Program tuition funding, stipend award
2004-2012 Edward and Josephine Hudson Scholar
2000 Golden Key National Honor Society membership
1996-2000 Recipient of a 4-year, $12,000 Alumni Scholarship
1996 National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Honors College, AP Scholar with Honor award