Global Health Diagnostics Fellowship


The Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine is pleased to announce an opening in a two-year fellowship (non-accredited) in global health diagnostics.  The objective of this fellowship is to provide qualified candidates with a practical opportunity to design, field-test, and measure outcomes of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases of global health importance.  Fellows will have a Stanford faculty member as a primary advisor (and will be able to select co-advisors as indicated by the nature of the project) and also will have industry mentors.  The objective will be to design and develop assays on novel and existing diagnostic platforms and to test their practical value.  The two-year duration of this fellowship will permit fellows to develop an assay and to perform validation studies in the field.

Fellows will develop a roadmap for assay development and outcome measurements and will be expected to meet milestones at each step of the fellowship. Fellows will receive consultation about their project from an advisory panel of experts in diagnostic microbiology/virology, clinical pathology, infectious diseases, global health, and biodesign.

Fellows will receive multidisciplinary training in the following core areas:

  • Basic diagnostic microbiology/virology at Stanford University Hospital Laboratories.
  • Global health diagnostics needs-assessment through the Stanford Biodesign program.
  • Assay design in conjunction with Stanford research mentors and industry partners.
  • Assay validation in conjunction with Stanford mentors, industry partners, and international collaborators.
  • Departmental and interdepartmental conferences at the School of Medicine and, depending on the candidate’s interests,
    at other Schools at Stanford University.

Fellows will be provided with two years of salary and benefit support, as well as a budget for reagents and travel

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated substantial achievement in biomedical research.  Candidates with MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to US citizens/permanent residents with clinical training in Pathology or Infectious Diseases.



To apply, provide your CV and a personal statement describing your interests and your qualifications for the fellowship, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent.

Send all materials to:

Niaz Banaei, Director,
Benjamin Pinsky, Co-Director,
Global Health Diagnostics Pathology Fellowship Program,
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
3375 Hillview Ave, room 1602
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 724-3725

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Gabby Barela

Global Health Diagnostics Pathology Fellowship Coordinator,
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, R309,
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: (650) 721-5755

Former Fellows

Catherine Hogan, MD
McGill University

Johanna Sandlund, MD, PhD
Karolinska Institutet

Robert Luo, MD
John Hopkins University