Divina has worked in Genetics since 2015. She is responsible for administrative tasks, reimbursement expenses, pcard/travel card processing for the Snyder Lab and Baker Lab.
Dawn oversees the department events, website, and is a staff liaison to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocacy student led group. She More joined the Genetics Department in 2019, but has volunteered or worked professionally on campus since 1998. She is always happy to help plan an event, update the website with new student information, or be a resource for who to contact in Palo Alto.
Anita began working in Human Resources at Stanford University in 2011 and joined the Department of Genetics in 2015. She is currently the Department’s Associate Director of Administration and helps oversee Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, Student Services and our Administrative Associates managing the daily administrative procedures including improving the Department’s organizational processes and communications. Anita spends most of her time meeting with faculty and staff to coach, advise, and discuss developmental opportunities as well as assist in resolving complex issues utilizing Stanford resources. She also serves as a liaison between SoM and the Department in making recommendations and leading process improvement where possible. Please feel free to reach out to Anita with any questions you have, she’s happy to help!
Ada started in Stanford Internal Audit in 2008 and joined Genetics in 2012. She has a background in audit/accounting/finance and manages Dr. Snyder’s finances More and matters related to his lab. In addition, she oversee the department’s finances/budget and also supervise 3 accountants, who provide finance/grant support for our Genetics faculty. Ask her anything related to finance/compliance/research administration/Stanford/campus resources!
Holly joined the Department of Genetics in 2015 as an Administrative Associate. She supports both the Brunet and Sherlock labs. She More is a good point of contact for questions related to grants, progress reports, finances, travel arrangements, reimbursements, letters of recommendation, lab events, and purchase orders.
Wendy has been with the Department of Genetics for over 18 years. She supports both graduate students and postdocs. She is a good place to start for most things More - Funding & Stanford billing questions, course requirements, degree progress, campus resources. If a student has a problem and just does not know where to turn, start with Wendy.
Tacy has served as the program coordinator for Stanford’s MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program since 2012. She provides support to all of the genetic counseling program’s faculty and trainees, and is always happy to chat with prospective applicants.
Faculty and Student Services Coordinator
Chris worked as a Faculty Affairs Administrator in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and before that he worked for many years at the Stanford University Libraries in their central acquisitions department. In his current role, Chris support our faculty, and assists with student services. Chris also works on-site in BMI on Tuesdays and Thursdays just outside Dr. Snyder’s office so please feel free to stop by and say hello.
Lily supports Drs. Pritchard, Kundaje, and Bassik. She is the point-of-contact for the professors and lab related inquiries. She More also manages their calendars, meeting arrangements, prepares research materials, performs financial transactions, creates purchase requisitions, and supports the labs' daily operations.
Mariola started working at Stanford University in 2000 at the Department of Pathology and in 2016 joined the Oncology Department as the Felsher Laboratory Manager.
Maria has been working in the Genetics Department for over 15 years. Currently, she provides administrative support to the Cherry lab, the Genome Sequencing Service Center and More the Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center. When she is not working from home, she can be found Monday through Thursday at 3165 Porter Drive, Room 2270, cubicle 24. Please stop by and introduce yourself.
Administrative Assistant, Lab Manager
Greenleaf, Winslow, Gitler Labs
Roberta has been the assistant to Dr. Stanley N. Cohen since 1999. While the Shelter-in-Place Orders are in effect, she is the Genetics Department’s point of contact regarding U.S. Postal Service mail delivery.
Director of Finance and Administration. Genetics and Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection
Randy Soares joined Stanford as the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for Genetics in 2010. More After graduating from the University of San Francisco with a degree in accounting/finance, Randy began his career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick. He was subsequently recruited by UCSF, where he was involved in major system implementation projects and the integration of Mount Zion Hospital.
Before joining Stanford, Randy also served as the CFO for the Gallo Center at UCSF, as well as the Parkinson’s Institute. In 2018, he also became DFA for the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection (ITI). In his spare time, he and his wife Victoria hang out with their dog, Dinah Soares (130 pound Neapolitan Mastiff).
Abbey runs the "Stanford @ The Tech" program, which brings grad students and postdocs to The Tech Interactive to run genetics activities with museum visitors — while practicing science communication skills. She More has been in this role since 2018, but she joined Genetics in 2012 as a PhD student. Abbey is always happy to chat about outreach, informal education and museums, perspectives on finding a non-traditional career, or just to say hi!
Human Resources Manager
Khoa Tran started working at Stanford University as a Human Resources Associate in 2011, he then joined Genetics in 2015 and is now our HR Manager. Khoa is available for our Department’s HR needs including job postings, on/off boarding, compensation, compliance, leaves/accommodations and career opportunities. Please feel free to reach out to him with any questions you have .
Administrative and Operations Director for the Metabolic Health Center
Casandra Trowbridge co-directs the Stanford Metabolic Health Center, Maternal and Child Health (MHC) with a team of faculty and staff directors located in multiple SoM departments, including Genetics and the Snyder Lab. The MHC More aims to improve metabolic disease prediction, prevention, and treatment for neonates and children. She leads administration and operations, and is involved in Center activities across Stanford Medicine, Stanford Children’s Health, and Stanford Health Care.