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Klaus Bensch Professor in Experimental Pathology, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The main focus of our research is to understand how cells maintain genome integrity by checkpoint mechanisms during chromosome replication.
Ronald F. Dorfman, M.B.B.ch., FRCPath, Professor in Hematopathology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As an Emeritus Professor, I no longer have a research laboratory and devote my 10% voluntary effort to lymphoma diagnosis and teaching. I do devote a small amount of effort to lymphoma research in collaboration with Yaso Natkunam and others in the Department of Pathology.
Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research, Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Stem cell and cancer stem cell biology; development of T and B lymphocytes; cell-surface receptors for oncornaviruses in leukemia. Hematopoietic stem cells; Lymphocyte homing, lymphoma invasiveness and metastasis.
Associate Professor of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Epigenetic Reprogramming, Direct conversion of fibroblasts into neurons, Pluripotent Stem Cells, Neural Differentiation: implications in development and regenerative medicine
Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory studies the molecular events that lead to and sustain cancers, including breast cancer and other epithelial cancers, using high through put sequencing and other techniques.
Kitchener D. Wilson
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I'm interested in both basic and translational cardiovascular biology, regenerative medicine and genomics. Much of my work merges next generation sequencing (NGS) with iPS cell models to find and characterize primate-specific elements within the noncoding genome (lncRNAs, transposable elements, enhancers). Some of these primate elements appear to regulate heart development, disease and even evolution, and with the enormous growth in pluripotent cell technologies their functions can now be experimentally studied. In translational work, I'm developing custom targeted NGS assays for identifying the DNA mutations that underlie cardiomyopathies and other heart diseases.
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our laboratory uses genome-wide methods to uncover alterations that drive cancer progression and metastasis in genetically-engineered mouse models of human cancers. We combine cell-culture based mechanistic studies with our ability to alter pathways of interest during tumor progression in vivo to better understand each step of metastatic spread and to uncover the therapeutic vulnerabilities of advanced cancer cells.