PhySH "Physician Scientist Hour"

INDE 217 : Physician Scientist Hour (PhySH)
Mondays at 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Please register for PhySH - INDE 217
(You are not required to register to attend.)

You might also be interested in the TRAM lecture series, which hosts speakers who are recognized leaders in translational research and applied medicine.  Please see the Translational Research and Applied Medicine website for more information.

Autumn 2023 PhySH Schedule

We will provide updates as information becomes available.

Choosing Rotation Labs - Student Panel
October 2, 2023

Kyle Daniels
October 9, 2023
High-throughput re-wiring of immune  cell signaling to control function
The Daniels’ lab is interested in harnessing the principles of modularity to engineer receptors and gene circuits to control cell functions. The lab uses synthetic biology, medium- and high-throughput screens, and machine learning to: (1) Engineer immune cells to achieve robust and durable responses against various cancer targets, (2) Coordinate behavior of multiple engineered cell types in cancer, autoimmune disease, and payload delivery, (3) Control survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and immune cells, and (4) Explore principles of modularity related to engineering receptors and gene circuits in mammalian cells.

Chrystal Botham - Grant Writing Academy
October 16, 2023
The grant landscape: Navigating grants and reviews
Dr. Crystal Botham is the inaugural director of the Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy & Office of Pediatric Research Development. The Grant Writing Academy (founded in 2014) aims to center joy and belonging in grant writing and beyond. A core program is an intensive 8-week Proposal Bootcamp, which was honored with an Innovations in Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Bootcamp supports grant writers (graduate students, postdocs, faculty, etc.) through weekly meetings with trained Grant Coaches to impart grantspersonship skills and conduct peer review.

Roxanna Daneshjou
October 23, 2023
Towards transparent and fair AI for healthcare
The The Daneshjou lab is interested in bridging new technologies such as genomics and machine learning with clinical medicine.

Sharon Pitteri 
October 30, 2023
Developing and applying new technologies  for cancer early detection
The Pitteri lab ifocuses on the identification of proteins and other molecules that are indicative of early stage and/or aggressive cancer in blood, tissue, and proximal fluids.  Her lab develops and applies mass spectrometry-based methods to study protein glycosylation in order to better understand cancer biology and ultimately improve cancer diagnosis.

Barbara Erny (RCR - Environment Talk)
November 6, 2023
The impact of climate change on health and equity, and how you can make healthcare and research sustainable
As an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Erny lectures to physicians, students and the community, and mentors students on climate change and health/equity. She is a founding member of the Stanford Task Force for Climate, Health and Equity and is the Director of Education, leading efforts to integrate climate change education into medical school curricula and all levels of physician training.

Julia Kalthschmidt
November 13, 2023
Mapping the “second brain”: Development and organization of the enteric nervous systeme
Dr. Kaltschmidt trained as a developmental biologist at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where she studied the cellular mechanisms underlying early Drosophila nervous system development. During her postdoc at Columbia University, she began working with mouse as a model system, and studied mechanisms that underlie sensory-motor circuit connectivity in the spinal cord. Dr. Kaltschmidt continued to explore the development and regulation of spinal circuity in her laboratory at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. Since moving to Stanford, the focus of her research has expanded to include neuronal circuits that underlie gut motility, the so called “second brain”.

MSTP Town Hall
November 27, 2023

Winter 2024 PhySH Schedule

To be determined

Spring 2024 PhySH Schedule

To be determined