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Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My initial research activities involved antiretroviral and novel therapeutic treatments of HIV infection, understanding elements of HIV pathogenesis associated with acute HIV infection and post exposure prevention. My most recent scholarly activities concentrate on working as a team to capitalize on the data stored in electronic medical records, HIV disease modeling and using electronic medical records for outcome research and developing a mentorship program for early career scientists.
Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Informatics, admitted Autumn 2014
Bio I am a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University School of Medicine. I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur under the Dual Degree Programme - Bachelor (Honours) and Master of Technology, in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. During my stay at IIT, I had qualified for the prestigious Google Summer of Code Program for 3 successive years. I have contributed to Drupal, an open-source content management platform, and Genome Informatics - Reactome Project, a knowledgebase of biological pathways.
I am interested to research at the intersection of Biosciences, Big Data and the Web. After my graduation, I had joined the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland under its Health Care and Life Sciences Unit. I was responsible for the development of user-driven platforms, facilitating intuitive data exploration, for the EU FP7 GRANATUM Project, Linked TCGA Project and the Ireland's Open Data Initiative (Data.gov.ie). I was a part of the team, which won the Best Paper Award at CSHALS 2014 and the Semantic Web Challenge Award (Big Data Prize) at ISWC 2013.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research program has several active projects:
1.) Pulmonary Vascular Disease – Simvastatin reversed experimental pulmonary hypertension, and is safe for treatment of patients. Blinded clinical trials of efficacy are in progress.
2.) Lung inflammation and regeneration (stem cells)
3.) Lung surfactant rheology and oxidative stress
4.) Gene regulation by RNA binding proteins, NF45 and NF90 through transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms
Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Completed a Masters degree in Health Services Research in 2012. Research focused on using network models to develop a clinical research agenda for neglected tropical diseases.
Biostatistician, Med/Quantitative Sciences Unit
Current Role at Stanford Biostatistician, QSU, BMIR
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests At Stanford University School of Medicine, one of our major goals is to translate research insights into practical advances that enhance and prolong life. We foster a two-way transfer of knowledge between research laboratories and patient-care settings. Our faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students engage in interdisciplinary efforts to turn this knowledge into therapies that treat or prevent disease.