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  • Neal Dilip Amin

    Neal Dilip Amin

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Neal D. Amin, MD, PhD received his bachelors in Biochemistry from Columbia University where he studied the structure-function relationship of neurexins and neuroligins, proteins implicated in familial autism. He continued his research interests as a medical and doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD). Dr. Amin's doctoral research was conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the laboratory of Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Samuel Pfaff, where he studied spinal cord development and neurodegenerative disease. He used transcriptomics, mouse genetics, and deep phenotyping to uncover novel gene regulatory pathways driving the establishment of neuronal identity and function. Dr. Amin is currently a resident physician in the research track in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University with a particular interest in neurobiology and understanding molecular mechanisms behind neuropsychiatric disease. Within the lab of Dr. Sergiu Pasca, he uses human brain organoids derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to model neurodevelopment and neuropsychiatric disease.

  • Auriel August

    Auriel August

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Auriel T. August MD is a general surgery resident at Stanford Hospital as well as a Stanford Byers Biodesign Innovation Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University. While at Duke she also served as the Vice President of the National Society of Black Engineers, focusing her efforts on community outreach to Durham public schools. She later obtained her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School where she received a grant to study pulmonary function in pediatric HIV patients in Tanzania. Dr. August intends to spend her career using community outreach and technology to close the gap in healthcare delivery both domestically and abroad.