Current Members

Jonathan Pollack, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator
Professor of Pathology
I studied at Harvard (BA), UCSF (MD/PhD and Clinical Pathology residency), and Stanford (HHMI postdoc with Pat Brown) before joining the Stanford Pathology Department in 2001. My research interests focus on translational genomics, using genomics to better understand, diagnose and treat human diseases with an emphasis on cancer. I have also served as founding director of the Stanford Tissue Bank (2001-2010).

Jackie Nguyen, DDS, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests in odontogenic tumors

Persiana Saffari

Stanford Undergraduate
Research interests in ameloblastoma and comparative oncogenomics

Noah Brazer

Stanford Undergraduate
Research interests in prostatic diseases

Anna Pollack, MD

Research Scientist
Interests in biomedical research and teaching. Research activities in tissue-based genomics, prostate cancer, BPH, and odontogenic tumors

Taylar Hammond
Former undergraduate
PhD student, Stanford Biology

Xue Gong, PhD
Former Research Scientist
Bioinformatics Scientist, Immutics, Sunnyvale, CA

Zhewei Shen, PhD
Former postdoc
Data Scientist, Auransa, Palo Alto, CA

Lance Middleton, MD, PhD
Former MD, PhD student (MSTP, Cancer Biology)
Psychiatry resident, UCSF

Qun Li, MD, PhD
Former postdoc
Attending Physician, Shanghai Cancer Hospital

Julian Swoboda
Former visiting medical student (University of Ulm, Germany)
Medical student

Xiyan Mu
Former visiting medical student (Sichuan University, China)
Medical student

Jewison Biscocho
Former lab manager
MBA Candidate, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Piper Nicolosi, PhD
Former postdoc
Scientist (Clinical Genomics), Invitae, San Francisco, CA

Sarah Grasedieck
Former visiting graduate student (University of Ulm)
Graduate student

Ho Sung Park, MD, PhD
Former visiting scholar
Associate Professor, Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical Center

Jean Davidson, PhD
Former postdoc
Assistant Professor (Biological Sciences), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

Nicole Clarke, PhD
Former graduate student (Cancer Biology)
Senior Genomics Expert, Oncology (Translational Medicine) at Boehringer Ingelheim

Craig Giacomini, MD, PhD
Former MD, PhD student (Cancer Biology)
Radiology resident, UCSF

Ilona Holcomb, PhD
Former postdoc
Director of Research and Development, Dahlia Biosciences, San Francisco, CA

Keyan Salari, MD, PhD
Former MD, PhD student (MSTP, Genetics)
Urologic Oncology fellow (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Hunter Shain, PhD
Former graduate student (Cancer Biology)
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Jay Balagtas, MD
Former clinical fellow (Pediatrics-Heme/Onc)
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc, Stanford

Mary Spulak, MD
Former medical student
Internal medicine physician, San Francisco area

Stephanie Huang, PhD
Former postdoc
Principal Scientist, BioCeryx, Menlo Park, CA

Justin Cuff, MD
Former pathology resident
Pathologist, SF Bay area

Kevin Kwei, PhD
Former postdoc
Director, Translational Medicine, Sunnyvale, CA

Karen Matsukuma, MD
Former Pathology resident
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis

Melanie Bocanegra, PhD
Former graduate student (Cancer Biology)
Associate Dean, Santa Monica College and UCLA

Young Kim
Former lab manager
Associate Director, Product Management at System Biosciences, Palo Alto, CA

Max Thompson, MD
Former undergraduate
Anesthesiologist, Salinas, California

Jessica Kao, PhD
Former graduate student (Cancer Biology)
Director Client Services, Digital Pi, Dallas, TX

Anna Bergamaschi, PhD
Former visiting graduate student (University of Oslo)
Principal Scientist/ Project Manager, Bluestar Genomics, San Francisco, CA

Yoon-La Choi, MD, PhD
Former visiting instructor
Professor of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center

Yvonne Kung
Former undergraduate student
Postdoc, Stanford Physics Department

Jean Lee, MD
Former Masters student
Pediatrician, San Francisco, California

Hanna Kim, MD
Former medical student
Ophthalmologist, Kaiser Permanente

Ryan Bair, MD
Former visiting medical student (U Utah)
Radiation Oncologist, The University of Chicago

Jacques Lapointe, MD, PhD
Former postdoc
Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Murali Bashyam, PhD
Former visiting research fellow
Head, Lab of Molecular Oncology, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India

Sameer Malhotra, MD
Former urology resident
Urologist, Los Angeles area

Joshua Brody, MD
Former postdoc
Assistant Professor of Hematology-Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC)

Lars Bullinger, MD
Former postdoc
Professor and Director of Internal Medicine, Charité University, Berlin, Germany

S Michael Rothenberg, MD, PhD
Former medical student
Vice President, Research and Development, LOXO Oncology