Relman Lab Members

David Relman

Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

 

David Relman

Primary Investigator

David A. Relman, MD is the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine, and Microbiology & Immunology, and Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He is also Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Relman’s research focus is the human indigenous microbiota, and the identification of previously-unrecognized microbial agents of disease. He has advised the U.S. Government on emerging infectious diseases, human-microbe interactions, and future biological threats. He is Chair of the Forum on Microbial Threats at the Institute of Medicine (National Academies of Science) and Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Rob Pesich

Lab Manager / Author / Poet

Rob Pesich

Lab Manager / Author / Poet


Research Scientists

Elizabeth Costello

Research Scientist

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Elizabeth Costello

Research Scientist

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder (2007)

Bachelor of Science, Cornell University (1999)

Research Projects:

Stephen Popper

Senior Research Scientist 

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Stephen Popper

Senior Research Scientist

Research Projects:

Les Dethlefsen

Research Scientist

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Les Dethlefsen

Research Scientist

Research Projects:

Daniel DiGiulio

Research Scientist

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Daniel DiGiulio

Research Scientist

Research Projects:


Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Adam Burns

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Adam Burns

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oregon (2016)

Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon (2010)

Research Projects:

Natasha Dudek

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Natasha Dudek

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz (2018)

Bachelor of Science, McGill University (2013)

 

Research Projects:

Eitan Yaffe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Microbiology & Immunology

Eitan Yaffe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, Weizmann Institute Of Science (2013)

Master of Science, Tel-Aviv University (2007)

Bachelor of Science, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem (2001)

Research Projects:

Arianna Celis

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Arianna Celis

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, Montana State University (2018)

Master of Science, University of California Los Angeles (2013)

Bachelor of Science, California State Univ, Bakersfield (2011)

Associate of Arts, Riverside City College (2009)

Research Projects:

Natalie Fischer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Natalie Fischer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, Comlexité du Vivant (2014)

Master of Science, Charité Berlin, Molecular Medicine (2010)

Bachelor of Science, University of Konstanz, Life Sciences (2008)

Research Projects:

Henry Cheng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Henry Cheng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University (2018)

Master of Arts, Stanford University (2018)

Master of Science, Stanford University (2013)

Bachelor of Science, University of Hawaii Manoa (2009)

 

Research Projects:

Daniela Goltsman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Daniela Goltsman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Projects:


Graduate Students

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert

PhD Student

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert

PhD Student

Master of Science in Engineering, Stanford University (2012)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University (2010)

Fellowships:

American Society of Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-Present)

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship (2013-2016)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013)

Stanford University Engineering Dean’s Doctoral 3D Diversity Fellowship (2010-2012)

Research Projects:

Daniel Sprockett

PhD Student

Microbiology & Immunology

Daniel Sprockett

PhD Student

Master of Science, Kent State University (2009)

Bachelor of Science, Kent State University (2006)

 

Research Projects:

Alexandra Switzer

PhD Student

Microbiology & Immunology

Alexandra Switzer

PhD Student

Research Projects:


Undergraduate Students

Courtney Smith

Undergraduate Student

Courtney Smith

Undergraduate Student

Bachelor of Science, Stanford University (2019)

 

Research Projects:


Research Assistants

Anna Robaczewska

Research Assistant

Anna Robaczewska

Research Assistant

Research Projects:

Arati Patankar

Research Assistant

Arati Patankar

Research Assistant

Research Projects: