People

Everett Moding, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Moding is a physician scientist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. He received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Colorado College in 2008 where he performed population genetics and analytical chemistry research. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Duke University School of Medicine in 2015. For his PhD, Dr. Moding worked in the laboratory of Dr. David Kirsch studying the mechanisms regulating tumor response to radiation therapy. He performed his postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Maximilian Diehn at Stanford University as part of the Holman Research Pathway using circulating tumor DNA to monitor the response of patients with lung cancer to radiation therapy.

Neda Nemat-Gorgani, MS

Research Assistant

Neda received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Tehran, Iran and subsequently undertook a master’s degree in Molecular Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University. She is using NGS technologies to study the response of soft tissue sarcomas and other cancers to treatment. When outside the lab she enjoys swimming, cooking, and watching old classic movies.

Ziwei Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Wang received her BE in biopharmaceutics at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She obtained her PhD in Nutritional Biology at UC Davis, where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Patricia Oteiza investigating the mechanisms involved in the beneficial effects of (-)-epicatechin on high-fat-induced intestinal permeability and endotoxemia. She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow, establishing a platform to rapidly validate the functional impact of genetic alterations in tumor cells and potential therapeutic targets in the stromal cells of primary tumors. She is as passionate about working in the lab as she is about enjoying nature by doing outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, travelling, and trying out new foods.

Erik Blomain, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Blomain is a physician scientist training as a Holman Pathway Research Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. He received his bachelor's degree as a double major in Biology and Classic Civilizations from Cornell University in 2009 where he performed genetics research. He completed the MD/PhD Program at Thomas Jefferson University in 2018. For his PhD, Dr. Blomain worked in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Waldman studying the early molecular mechanisms regulating tumorigenesis in colorectal cancer. Currently his research interests include precision radiation oncology using molecular markers that predict treatment response and toxicity, as well as development of novel radiotherapy delivery techniques.

Ajay Subramanian, BS

Bioinformatician

Ajay received his degree in bioinformatics with a minor in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He has always been interested in statistics, never failing to have the box score up in games. Machine learning and computational research in undergrad peaked his interest into the world of data science and cancer research. Using data to help solve problems is his passion and cancer biology is his deep interest. He was previously at Moffitt Cancer Hospital and worked on various projects including using patient gene expression data to develop a model for personalized radiation therapy. He also loves visual arts, basketball, and football, and he enjoys nature by scuba diving and hiking while avoiding getting lost.

Eniola Oladipo, BS

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Eniola is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Human Biology, Health and Society with a minor in Global Health. During her time there, she interned in the lab of Dr. Le Gall at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard where she conducted immunology research analyzing cellular degradation patterns of HIV peptides in vitro. During college, Eniola was also a teaching assistant for Global and Public Health courses. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and reading poetry. She hopes to eventually pursue an MD-PhD. 


Former Lab Members

Max Devine, BS

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Max is attending the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he is pursuing his Masters of Anatomy.

TJ Sears, BS

Bioinformatician

TJ joined the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology PhD Program at the University of California San Diego.