Join us to hear experts speak about the latest scientific advances and developments in maternal and child health!

Meeting Contact:
Administrative and Operations Director
Casandra Trowbridge,

March 22, 2024

 Center for Academic Medicine

 Grand Rounds Room

 453 Quarry Rd Palo Alto, CA 94304


 12:00 pm - 1:00pm:  Lunch

 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  Main Meeting

 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:  Reception


12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 1:20pm: Symposium introduction and updates from the Stanford Metabolic Health Center, Maternal and Child Health, Michael P. Snyder, PhD, Stanford University  

Moderator: Xin Zhou, PhD, Stanford University

1:20pm – 1:55pm: Guild-level understanding of the causative role of gut microbiota in human metabolic health, Liping Zhao, PhD, Rutgers University

1:55pm – 2:30pm: The Neonatal Metabolome: Assessing Health Status at Birth, Maya Kasowski, MD, PhD Stanford University

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Break 

Moderator: Y. Katherine Bianco, MD, Stanford University

3:00pm – 3:35pm:  Molecular Profiling at the Population Scale to Understand Metabolic Physiology, Gary Patti, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

3:35pm – 4:10pm: Biomarkers of pulmonary outcome in extremely preterm infants, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MBBS, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

4:10pm – 4:45pm: Machine Learning Reveals Metabolic and Lipidomic Profiles for Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes, Ivana Maric, PhD, Stanford University

4:45pm – 5:00pm (15 mins): Closing remarks

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Reception (light appetizers and drinks)

*Schedule subject to change 


Liping Zhao, PhD

Rutgers University, Professor Eveleigh-Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MBBS, MD

Director, Division of Neonatology, Virginia Walker Jones Chair in Neonatology, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, and Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Patti, PhD

Michael and Tana Powell Professor
Senior Director, Center for Proteomics, Metabolomics and Isotope Tracing
Co-Director, Metabolic Kinetics Core
Dean’s Fellow of Advancement and Entrepreneurship
Director of Faculty Affairs, Chemistry
Washington University in St. Louis

Maya Kasowski, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research) of Pathology and, by Courtesy, of Genetics

Ivana Maric, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Department, Stanford University School of Medicine

Michael P. Snyder, PhD

Stanford W. Ascherman Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Co-Director, Metabolic Health Center, Maternal and Child Health, Stanford University



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