Laura D. Attardi, Ph.D., Principal Investigator


Phone: (650)725-8424 Fax: (650)723-7382

Education: Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
B.A., Biochemistry, Cornell University, 1988

Stanford Profilehttp://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Laura_Attardi/

Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mengxiong Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: wang0512@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, 2019; M.P.H., Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, 2015; M.D., Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2012.
Research Interests: My research focuses on the role of p53 in regulating pancreatic cancer regression and tumor microenvironment.

Sofia Morgadinho Ferreira, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: sferre@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular aspects of Biology, University of Paris-Sud, France, 2019
M.Sc. in Cancer Biology, University of Algarve, Portugal, 2015
B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences, University of Algarve, Portugal, 2013
Research Interests: My research focuses on investigating the p53 pathways in pancreatic cancer and their impact in treatment response

Carrie Tambo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: ctambo@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D. Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2022. B.S.,Biology, California State University, Fresno, 2015
Research Interests: We know that p53 has many binding partners and depending on what p53 is interacting with will give rise to varying tumor suppressive responses. This is why I am working towards elucidating the p53 interactome as this will provide as a blueprint for the expansive p53 regulatory network and can help us explain where and how these downstream responses originate.

Kha Nguyen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: Ph.D. in Life Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2019; M.E. in Biomolecular Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2014
Research Interests: my research focuses on understanding roles of p53 on tumorigenesis and how we can translate these knowledges into cancer therapies. In particular, I try to understand the connection of p53 on epigenetic regulation, thereby contributing to tumor suppression.

Graduate Students

Camila Bolle, Graduate Student

Email: bolle@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S. Biology, College of New Jersey
Research Interests:  My research interests focus on investigating core elements of the p53 pathway in lung adenocarcinoma. My work utilizes mouse models and in vitro experiments to elucidate mechanisms of tumor suppression in the p53-axis.


Aru Rajeevan, Graduate Student

Email: rajeevan@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
Research Interests:  Embryonic development and tumor progression share a number of mechanisms including rapid proliferation, migration, and immune evasion. Recent work from the Attardi lab has shown that p53 plays a role in cell lineage specification during tissue regeneration following injury, and that this function of p53 may be compromised in lung adenocarcinoma. My research interest regards the role of p53 during embryonic lung development and whether it may be directing prenatal epithelial cell differentiation. Studying this process in the developing mouse lung may lead to insights that will improve cancer diagnosis and therapy. 


Edel McCrea, Graduate Student

Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education:  B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis 2015
Research Interests:  My work focuses on non-canonical p53 transcriptional target genes. By leveraging proteomics and other biochemical in vitro experiments, I hope to elucidate the protein interaction network of these p53 target genes. For the second arm of my project, I'm investigating the effects of knocking out these target genes in in vivo models of cancer to better understand their contribution to p53-mediated tumor suppression.

Kathryn Hanson, Graduate Student

Email: kjhanson@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Chemistry/Biological Chemistry Track, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
Research Interests: I am interested in the role of p53 during the initiation and early development of pancreatic cancer. Through leveraging mouse models of pancreatic cancer, my work will determine the mechanisms of p53 tumor suppression during early stages of pancreatic cancer. Understanding the role of p53 in pancreatic cancer development will be crucial for improved early detection and treatment.

Undergraduate Students

Mihajlo Stojkovic

Email: mstojkov@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Research Interests: 

Life Science Research Professionals

Aicha Mabene, REACH Post-baccalaureate Student

Email: amabene@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5261
Education: B.S., Physics - Biophysics, UC San Diego, 2022
Research Interests: The roles of p53 and non-canonical p53 target genes in lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Lab Manager

Takako Tabata, Attardi Lab Manager

Email: tabata25@stanford.edu
Phone: (415) 516-8326
Education: Ph.D. Showa University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, Virology/Clinical Pathology

Administrative Associate

Meg Fuentes, Administrative Associate

Email: fuentes8@stanford.edu
Phone: (510) 825-9182
Education: B.S. Biology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN