Stanford Neurosurgery News

  • – Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

    Q&A: Using software engineering to bring back speech in ALS

    Erin Kunz, third year PhD student in Electrical Engineering, started her career developing autonomous vehicles at General Motors (GM) — but now she uses her software engineering and machine learning skills in the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory at Stanford, led by faculty members Jamie Henderson and the late Krishna Shenoy.

  • – Neurosurgery

    Dr. Soltesz received NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

    Congratulations to Ivan Soltesz, PhD, who was awarded the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship. This award is given to recipients who have shown dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. Dr. Soltesz was nominated and supported by his present and past trainees (totaling 15 graduate students and 24 postdoctoral fellows) for this award.

  • – Neurosurgery

    Dr. Taiwo received 2022 RUNN Award

    Congratulations to Rukayat Taiwo, MD, who received the 2022 SNS Allan Friedman RUNN Research Grant for her project, entitled "Identification of microglial gene signatures essential for the tumorigenicity of Glioblastoma"

  • – Neurosurgery

    Welcome to our new interns!

    PGY-1 residents María José Cavagnaro, Joy He, Dhiraj Pangal, and Owen Tan begin their neurosurgical training at Stanford starting June 2023.

  • – Scope

    Brain cancer specialists hope Biden's Moonshot speeds therapies

    Stanford Medicine brain cancer researchers joined other thought leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss what the Biden Administration-led Cancer Moonshot initiative could mean.