SCI Spotlight

Kamir Hiam-Galvez

Kamir Hiam-Galvez is a postdoctoral fellow working in SCI member Ansuman Satpathy's lab. An immunologist by training, Kamir shared with us about how his journey in cancer research began, and what he's focusing on now in the lab. 

Emily Ashkin

Congratulations to Stanford Cancer Biology trainee Emily Ashkin for being named a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellow! We recently spoke to Emily to learn more. 

Jeremy D’Silva, Hudson Tyler Horn, Catherine Zhang

Congratulations to our Cancer Biology trainees who received the National Science Foundation’s 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award! We spoke with Jeremy D’Silva, Hudson Tyler Horn, and Catherine Zhang to learn more.

We spoke with hematologist Gabriel Mannis, MD, assistant professor of medicine, who is leading clinical trial efforts at Stanford to find better ways to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and ultimately provide them with lasting remission. 

Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD

Women represent only ~6% of board-certified neurosurgeons in the U.S. Moreover, only a handful of female neurosurgeons hold positions of national leadership. During Women in Medicine Month, we spoke with board-certified neurosurgeon and SCI member Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD. 

In the Spotlight

We are proud to feature the voices of cancer research at Stanford, from the bench to the clinic.  The SCI Spotlight connects with Stanford cancer researchers and trainees to provide insight into the work we are doing to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.  


We are always looking for ways to highlight the accomplishments of our faculty, trainees, and staff. Please reach out to sci-communications@stanford.edu if you have any awards or publications you would like us to amplify.