Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My research interests are quite varied. I provide pathology support for several Stanford radiologists using MRI-guided minimally-invasive therapies for the ablation of prostate cancer (focused ultrasound, cryoablation, laser). Histopathological evaluation of induced lesions provides the radiologists with feedback necessary to optimize their procedures, and interpret real-time MR images in order to guarantee the most effective cancer treatment. I also work with several radiation oncologists who study and test hypoxic cytotoxic drugs as cancer treatments. Other interests of mine include phenotypic analysis of transgenic and knockout mice, the use of genetically engineered mice to understand host pathogen interactions, and infectious diseases of frogs.