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

Postdoc, Stanford University (2013)

Postdoc, University of Colorado Boulder (2009)

PhD, University of Colorado Boulder (2007)

BS, Cornell University (1999)

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Daniel DiGiulio

Research Scientist

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Daniel DiGiulio

Research Scientist

Research Projects:

Les Dethlefsen

Research Scientist

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Les Dethlefsen

Research Scientist

Research Projects:

Stephen Popper

Senior Research Scientist 

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Research Projects:

Stephen Popper

Senior Research Scientist

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

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:

Adam Burns

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Microbiology & Immunology

Adam Burns

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Projects:

Diana Proctor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

Diana Proctor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, MI-PHD (2016)

Master of Science, Smith College, Biological Sciences (2007)

Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College, Microbiology & Literature (2005)

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Daniela Goltsman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Microbiology & Immunology

Daniela Goltsman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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)

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Graduate Students

Henry Cheng

PhD Student

Bioengineering

Master of Arts Student

Public Policy

Henry Cheng

PhD & MA Student

Master of Science, Stanford University, BIOE-MS (2013)

Bachelor of Science, University of Hawaii Manoa, Biological Engineering (2009)

Research Projects:

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert

PhD Student

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert

PhD Student

Master of Science in Engineering, Stanford University, Civil & Environmental Engineering (2012)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, Civil & Environmental Engineering (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

 

M.Sc., Kent State University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (2009)

B.Sc., Kent State University, Cell & Molecular Biology (2006)

 

Research Projects:

Alexandra Switzer

PhD Student

Microbiology & Immunology

Alexandra Switzer

PhD Student

Research Projects:

Natasha Dudek

PhD Student

Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Natasha Dudek

PhD Student

Research Projects:


Undergraduate Students

Courtney Smith

Undergraduate Student

Courtney Smith

Undergraduate Student

B.S., Stanford University, Biological Chemistry (2019)

 

Research Projects:


Research Assistants

William Kindschuh

Research Assistant

William Kindschuh

Research Assistant

B.S., Stanford University, Biomedical Computation (2016)

 

Research Projects:

Anna Robaczewska

Research Assistant

Anna Robaczewska

Research Assistant

Research Projects:

Arati Patankar

Research Assistant

Arati Patankar

Research Assistant

Research Projects:

Veda Dharma Khadka

Research Assistant

Veda Dharma Khadka

Research Assistant

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