Basic Science

The goal of the Basic Science/Translational Research Scholarly Concentration is to provide residents with the opportunity to gain experience and expertise in a basic science area of interest. Residents in this Scholarly Concentration have the opportunity to:

  • Learn advanced science methodology in disciplines such as microbiology, immunology, oncology and cardiology
  • Learn how to design and implement well-designed basic science studies
  • Explore how basic science findings may be translated into clinical trials


Harvey Cohen, MD

Harvey Cohen, MD is  Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He has been the co-director of the Pediatric Basic Science Scholarly Concentration since Fall 2012.   More  His research interests extend from hypothesis-driven studies in biochemistry and cell biology to discovery-driven interests in proteomics and systems biology, to clinical treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia of children. One of his primary projects is to identify proteins in the plasma or urine of children with Kawasaki Disease, an inflammatory disorder that is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in the pediatric population. Other proteomic investigations are being performed in the areas of prematurity, neonatal disorders, acute lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and acquired respiratory distress syndromes. Dr. Cohen’s research also focuses on the optimization of multi-component chemotherapy and radiation treatment for children. He is also engaged in pediatric palliative care research and education.


Marlene Rabinovich, MD

Marlene Rabinovich, MD is Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She has been the co-director of the Pediatric Basic Science Scholarly Concentration since Fall 2012 and is Director of Research at the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease.  More  Her current research seeks to identify the cellular and molecular programs regulating vascular and lung development and how these programs are perturbed by genetic abnormalities or injurious processes associated with disease. She has served as PI on multiple NIH funded grants and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications.Harvey Cohen, MD



The Stanford University School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services.  These include 23 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University at predetermined fees, and a number of Cores, which house equipment shared among a group of labs. Here is a link to core facilities within Stanford:

Click here for a list of common equipment and instruments within the Department of Pediatrics. Please talk to your primary project mentors first to discuss any fees or restrictions to use.