Genetic Faculty

Monther Abu-Remaileh
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Genetics

Abu-Remaileh Lab:

Our lab studies the role of organelles and subcellular metabolism in health and disease using genetic screens as well as state-of-the-art metabolomics and proteomics.

Nicolas Altemose
Assistant Professor of Genetics

Altemose Lab:

The Altemose Lab at Stanford develops long-read, single-molecule DNA sequencing approaches to study chromatin dynamics and genome regulation. Of particular interest are complex, repetitive regions of the human genome that play essential roles in cell division and nuclear architecture.

Russ B. Altman
Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for HAI

Altman Lab:

The Helix Group at Stanford is directed by Russ Altman.

Euan A. Ashley
Roger and Joelle Burnell Professor of Genomics and Precision Health, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), of Genetics, of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Pathology

Ashley Lab:

The Ashley lab is focused on the application of genomics to medicine.

Laura Attardi
Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of the School of Medicine and Professor of Genetics

Attardi Lab:

The p53 transcription factor provides a potent barrier to cancer development, yet its inappropriate activation can cause detrimental phenotypes. In our lab, we strive to deconvolute the cellular and molecular programs through which p53 promotes beneficial and deleterious effects, key knowledge for ultimately modulating this protein for improving human health.

Julie Baker
Professor of Genetics

Baker Lab:

Cellular differentiation is governed by dynamic changes occurring in the genome.

Maria Barna
Associate Professor of Genetics

Barna Lab:

“We study post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. We are interested in all facets of RNA biology from decoding the genome to function in cells and tissues.”

Greg Barsh
Professor of Genetics and of Pediatrics, Emeritus
Michael Bassik
Associate Professor of Genetics

Bassik Lab:

We develop and use high-complexity shRNA and CRISPR/Cas9-based tools to study stress signaling, endocytosis, and the biology of novel drugs.

Ami Bhatt
Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Genetics

Bhatt Lab:

The Bhatt lab applies modern genetic tools to deconvolute how the microbiome is intertwined with states of health and disease.

Anne Brunet
Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor


Dr. Brunet is interested in the molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity, with a particular emphasis on the nervous system. Her lab is interested in identifying pathways involved in delaying aging in response to external stimuli such as availability of nutrients and mates. She also seeks to understand the mechanisms that influence the rejuvenation of old stem cells. Finally, her lab has pioneered the naturally short-lived African killifish as a new model to explore the regulation of aging and age-related diseases.

Brunet Lab:

Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity.

Michele Calos
Professor of Genetics, Emerita

Calos Lab:

The Calos Lab is interested in developing novel gene and cell therapy approaches to address human diseases.

MaryAnn Campion
Professor (Teaching) of Genetics

MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling:

The Stanford MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling began in 2008 and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).

Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology

Chang Lab

The Chang lab is focused on how the activities of hundreds or even thousands of genes (gene parties) are coordinated to achieve biological meaning..

Mike Cherry
Professor (Research) of Genetics, Emeritus

Cherry Lab

The Cherry Lab specializes in meticulous curation and validation of large-scale genome datasets, creating user-friendly software tools, and establishing comprehensive online research resources of genetic studies. We prioritize data verification, documentation, and development of data processing pipelines while offering a community-supported, continuously improving platform with open-source tools for researchers to access, analyze, gain insights from, and contribute to scientific knowledge.

Stanley N. Cohen, MD
Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Genetics and of Medicine

Cohen Lab

We study RNA decay, microbial antibiotic resistance, and mechanisms that regulate transcription elongation through genes containing expanded regions of trinucleotide repeats.

Le Cong
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Pathology Research) and of Genetics

Cong Lab

Cong Lab is developing scalable CRISPR and single-cell genomics technology with computational/data analysis to understand cancer immunology and neuro-immunology.

Christina Curtis
RZ Cao Professor, Professor of Genetics and of Biomedical Data Science

Curtis Lab

We aim to characterize the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and the genotype-phenotype map in cancer by leveraging both experimental and computational approaches.

Kyle Gabriel Daniels
Assistant Professor of Genetics

Daniels Lab

We engineer new synthetic systems using experimental library screens and machine learning tools.

Ronald W. Davis
Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics

Davis Lab

Our center develops new technologies to address important biological questions that otherwise would not be feasible.

Jesse Engreitz
Assistant Professor of Genetics


Jesse is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Genetics and the Children’s Heart Center Basic Sciences and Engineering (BASE) Initiative, and is a recipient of the NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award. He co-leads a Functional Characterization Center at Stanford for the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium, and is an Associate Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease at the Broad Institute. Previously, Jesse was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and led a research group at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute, Jesse developed large-scale CRISPR tools to map enhancer-gene regulation with Eric Lander and Nir Hacohen, and launched the Variants-to-Function (V2F) Initiative to connect genetic disease variants to their molecular and cellular functions. Jesse previously attended Stanford University, where he developed computational algorithms for analyzing gene expression with Russ Altman, and completed his PhD in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he studied genome regulation by long noncoding RNAs with Eric Lander and Mitch Guttman. His research has been supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Additional Ventures, Foundations for the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Society of Fellows, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, and Department of Defense. Outside the lab, Jesse enjoys playing jazz/rock/funk, testing Chinese recipes, and surfing.

Engreitz Lab

The Engreitz Lab is mapping the regulatory wiring of the genome to discover genetic mechanisms of human disease.