Dr. Adam de la Zerda Named Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Junior Investigator

February 8, 2017

Dr. Adam de la Zerda, Assistant Professor of Structural Biology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, has been named a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Senior Investigator. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has announced 19 Stanford faculty among its first cohort of 47 investigators from Bay Area university collaborators. These investigators will work toward curing, preventing and managing every disease.

Dr. de la Zerda's goal is to image 100 million cells in living tissues at single-cell resolution by using optical coherence tomography. One of the potential uses of his technique will be to visualize cancer markers to delineate the margins of tumors.

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a nonprofit medical independent research organization created by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as a collaboration among Stanford University, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley. In addition to its Investigator Program, the CZ Biohub is pursuing large-scale collaborative projects, including the Infectious Disease Initiative, directed by Peter Kim, professor of biochemistry at Stanford, and the Cell Atlas. It will also provide a physical space at its main facility in the San Francisco Mission Bay and at a smaller facility on the Stanford campus.

Congratulations, Dr. de la Zerda!