Mark Nicolls, MD.
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Endowed Chair, The Stanford Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Peter Kao, MD., PhD.
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Kao, received his MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He established rodent models of inflammatory pulmonary hypertension and demonstrated that the endothelial lineage contributes to the neointimal vascular occlusion. Additionally, Dr. Kao discovered and cloned novel gene regulators NF45/ILF2 and NF90/ILF3 that modulate chromatin conformation, RNA transcription, RNA splicing and translation. These host cell factors are hijacked during viral infections to support viral replication and gene expression. Dr. Kao is exploring novel antiviral strategies based on his unique insights into the biology of ILF2 and ILF3.
Amy Tian, PhD.
Dr. Tian received her PhD degree in biochemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago and was trained in the world-renowned eicosanoid signaling and lipid signaling lab with Dr. Wonhwa Cho. She has extensive experience in cell signaling, vascular biology and inflammation. She designs and administers studies in the area of pulmonary hypertension, lymphedema and lung transplantation activities in the Nicolls group.
Dongeon Kim, PhD
Dr. Kim received his B.S. from Ulsan University in 2013 and he received his MS-PhD in Biomedical Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary Program from Korea Advance Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) in 2018. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Convergent Research of Emerging Virus Infection (CEVI) from Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) in 2019. Currently, he is studying how lymph node and vascular lymphatic endothelial cell regulate immune cell
Emilie Claire Schneider
Emilie Claire graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2021. She will be working towards a Professional Science Masters Degree in Biotechnology at San Jose State University while working for the Nicolls Lab. Her hobbies include baking, swimming, and taking care of her house plants!
Tim Wu, M.S.
Timothy graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology with Honors and M.S. in Biomedical Informatics in 2018. He is currently a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine. As an undergraduate, he began research in the division of pulmonary medicine under Dr. Peter Kao studying immediate early gene regulation by DNA- and RNA-binding proteins NF45 and NF90. He is now mentored by both Dr. Kao and Dr. Nicolls to study vascular inflammation and immune dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension.
Bio and picture coming soon.
Petra Dahms, B.S.
Current: PhD in Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Allen Tu, B.S.
Current: UC Davis
Patrick Zhang, BA
Rasa Tamosiuniene, MD, PhD.
Olga Manouvakhova, BA
Current: UAB School of Medicine
Current: UC Davis
Yon Sung, MD
Current: Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Yu-chun Lin, PhD
Paul Mesange, PhD
Current: Charles River Laboratories
Eric Shuffle, MS
Current: UQ-Ochsner Medical School
Ashok Babu, MD
Current: Cardiothoracic Sugeon, St. Thomas Heart Institute, Nashville, TN
Current: Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate, Dr. Karathanasis lab
Current: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduat
Current: University of California at Davis Undergraduate
Current: University of California at Los Angeles Medical Student
Mohammad Afzal Khan, PhD
Current: Senior Scientist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hai Li, PhD
Current: Research Scientist, VA Palo Alto
Tomohiro Murakawa, MD
Current: Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo
Tom Nguyen, PhD
Current: Duke University Medical School Program
Current: Boston University Undergraduate / Medical School Program
Joshua Santé, PhD
Current: Harvard University Undergraduate
Current: California Institute of Technology Undergraduate