Our Research Team

Christina Curtis, PhD, MSc

RZ Cao Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Biomedical Data Science

Director, Artificial Intelligence and Cancer Genomics
Director, Breast Cancer Translational Research

Christina Curtis, PhD, MSc is the RZ Cao Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University where she leads the Cancer Computational and Systems Biology group. Dr. Curtis also serves as the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cancer Genomics, Director of Breast Cancer Translational Research and Co-Director of the Molecular Tumor Board at the Stanford Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Curtis is the recipient of numerous awards, including those from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, STOP Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). She received the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award in 2018, the Stanford Prize in Population Genetics and Society (2020) and was named an In vivo Rising Leader in the Life Sciences (2021) and the Julius B. Kahn Visiting Professor in the Dept of Pharmacology, at Northwestern University (2020). In 2022 she received the AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Science. Dr. Curtis is also Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, a Susan G. Komen Scholar and a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. 

Dr. Curtis serves as a scientific advisor to multiple academic institutes and biotech and is a member of the AACR Board of Directors. She is a member of the editorial board of Science, Cancer Discovery, Cell Systems, the Journal of Computational Biology, JCO Precision Oncology, amongst others.

Audris Chiang, MD

Dermatology Resident, Clinical Fellow (jointly advised with Prof Kavita Sarin)
MD, University of California - Irvine

Noah Greenwald

Graduate Student, Cancer Biology (jointly advised by Prof Michael Angelo)
BA, Harvard University (Biophysics)

Kathleen Houlahan, PhD

PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Aziz Khan, PhD

Computational Staff Scientist
PhD, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Eran Kotler, PhD

Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellow (jointly advised by Prof Anshul Kundaje)
PhD, Weizmann Institute, Israel

Katherine (Kat) Liu

Graduate Student Biology (jointly advised with Prof Michael Bassik)
MS, University of California - San Diego (Biology)

Sanavy Lou

Administrative Support

Zhicheng Ma, MD, MS

Senior Research Associate
MD, Hunan Medical University, China
MS, Central South University, China

Lise Mangiante, PhD


Prisni Rath, MSc

Staff Bioinformatician
MSc, Newcastle University, UK

Ryan Schenck, DPhil

DPhil, University of Oxford

Alexandra Sockell

Graduate Student, Genetics (NSF Fellow) (jointly advised with Prof Polly Fordyce)
BA, Vanderbilt University (Molecular and Cellular Biology)



Susanne Tilk

Graduate Student, Biology (jointly advised by Prof Dmitri Petrov)
BS, University of California - Santa Barbara (Cell and Developmental Biology)

Wing Wong, PhD

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Wenting Yang, PhD 

Postdoctoral fellow

PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany
MSc, Yangzhou University, China

Hang Xu, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow
PhD, University of Nottingham, UK

Yanding Zhao, PhD, MSc

Postdoc (jointly advised by Prof Howard Chang)
PhD, Dartmouth University

Lab Alumni

Jennifer Caswell-Jin, MD

Former Clinical/Postdoctoral fellow
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Joe Charalel

Former Graduate student
Bain & Company

Jie Ding, PhD

Former Computational Scientist
Veracyte Inc

Zheng Hu, PhD

Former Postdoc
Group Leader, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Kremena Karagyozova

Former Research Technician

Kasper Karlsson, PhD

Former Postdoc
Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Kaitlyn Lagattuta

Former student
MD/PhD student, Harvard University

Carina Lorenz

Former Visiting student (Cologne, Germany)

Katherine McNamara

Former MD, PhD Student
Radiology Resident, Stanford University

Chris Probert

Former Graduate student

Moritz Pryzbilla

Former Masters student (Heidelberg, Germany)
Graduate student, Sanger Institute, UK

Johannes Reiter, PhD

Former Instructor (Erwin Schrödinger Fellow) (jointly advised with Prof Sanjiv Sam Gambhir)
Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Oscar Rueda, PhD

Former Visiting Scientist (University of Cambridge)



Jose Seoane, PhD

Former Postdoc
Group leader Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona

Scott Shaffer, PhD

Former Visiting Scientist

Andrea Sottoriva, PhD

Former Postdoc
Director of Computational Biology, Human Technopole, Milan

Preethi Srinivasan, PhD

Former Computational Staff Scientist

Krystal Straessler, PhD

Former Postdoc (Cancer Systems Biology Fellow)
Medical Student, University of Utah

Ruping Sun, PhD

Former Instructor
Assistant Professor, Masonic Cancer Center, Minnesota