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Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study the regulation of transcription, the first step in gene expression. The main lines of our work are 1) reconstitution of the process with more than 50 pure proteins and mechanistic analysis, 2) structure determination of the 50 protein complex at atomic resolution, and 3) studies of chromatin remodelling, required for transcription of the DNA template in living cells
James R Korndorffer Jr
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio James R. Korndorffer, Jr. MD MHPE FACS is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. Previously he served as Vice chair of Surgery at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. While at Tulane he also was the Surgery Residency Program Director, the assistant dean for Graduate medical education and the Medical Director of the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois Chicago. His general surgery residency was completed at The Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and his Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship was completed at Tulane University.
He is actively involved in numerous national societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, and the Association for Program Directors in Surgery. He serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Validation of Surgical Knowledge and Skills, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Development Committees and also serves as the APDS research committee vice chair.
Dr. Korndorffer has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters and has presented at over 100 national meetings. Dr. Korndorffer’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disorders and hernias. His research interests include surgical education, surgical simulation, patient safety, and patient care quality.
Ph.D. Student in Chemical and Systems Biology, admitted Autumn 2013
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in the molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial dynamics. I am using rationally-designed peptide inhibitors to target mitochondrial fission/fusion factors in order to understand the interplay between these factors under normal and stressed cellular conditions.
Professor (Clinical) of Pathology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Methods of evaluation of biopsies; differentiation and, classification of neoplasms; immunohistochemistry; scanning and, transmission electron microscopy; cardiovascular pathology;, histologic assessment of bone biopsies; heart preservation and, restoration; myocardial biopsies; venous autograft coronary artery, bypass; cardial and heart valve transplantation.
Andrea Lora Kossler, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Thyroid Eye Disease
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
Lacrimal Gland Stimulation for the Treatment of Dry Eyes
Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea