May 2023 - Congratulations to our BASE PhD students selected as 2023 Stanford Bio-X Fellows! Danielle Klinger (Bioengineering) from the Skylar-Scott Lab will work on “Engineering organoid models of early cardiac developmental stages” and Benjamin Doughty (Genetics) from the Engreitz and Greenleaf Labs will focus on “Deciphering the mechanisms of non-coding genetic variation in enhancers”.  

April 2023 - Gifford Lab undergraduate researcher Ximena Sanchez featured in the Stanford Report story on “what it means – and what it takes – to lead”. Read the article here.

March 2023 - BASE students are among the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows! Gifford Lab Stem Cell PhD student Julie Sanchez will study “Investigating Cardiac Neural Crest Cell Dysfunction in Heart Development”. Skylar-Scott Lab undergraduate student Alana Mermin-Bunnell – a senior in Stanford Bioengineering – also received the NSF GRFP award. Congrats Julie & Alana!

March 2023 - New publication out from Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch’s lab! Dr. Lingli Wang led a research project entitled “Dysregulated Smooth Muscle Cell BMPR2–ARRB2 Axis Causes Pulmonary Hypertension”, which provides important insights into how to potentially prevent or reverse the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Read more about the study in the press release here and the publication in Circulation Research.

January 2023 - Two BASE postdocs were awarded the American Heart Association + Children’s Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship! Congrats to Dr. Nirmal Vadgama from the Gifford Lab whose project will focus on “Defining the neural crest's role in CHD and associated comorbidities using single-cell epigenomics and deep learning” & to Dr. Dulguun Amgalan from the Engreitz Lab whose project on “Regulatory maps of endothelial cell differentiation to connect congenital heart disease risk variants to function” was renewed!