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  • Tian Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

    Tian Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Zhang is a board-certified hematologist. She is also an assistant professor of hematology at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology.

    In her clinical practice, she treats patients with all forms of hematological malignancies, offering specialized expertise in acute myeloid leukemia, including therapy-resistant cases. For each patient, she develops a personalized care plan encompassing novel treatment options.

    Her research activities include conducting early phase clinical trials, investigator initiated clinical trials (IITs), studying the immune repertoire in patients with myeloid malignancies, and exploring cholesterol metabolic dependencies of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

    She was the recipient of an A.P. Giannini Foundation fellowship award, which supports innovative research. The award helped fund Dr. Zhang?s study of how AML cells interact with other cells in bone marrow. A significant finding confirmed that AML cells secrete a protein that suppresses the production of red blood cells, the same protein that causes inflammation in disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn?s disease.

    Her many other honors include the National Cancer Institute Career Development (K08) Award, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Research Training Award for Fellows, Stanford Cancer Institute - American Cancer Society (SCI-ACS) Pilot Grant and Best ASH Abstract Award two years in a row. She also has earned recognition from the National Institutes of Health and American College of Physicians.

    She has published her research findings on topics such as advanced therapy for high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and reversal of bone marrow failure induced by AML. Her work has appeared in Leukemia & Lymphoma, Science Translational Medicine, Cancer Research, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology, and elsewhere.

    Dr. Zhang is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and American Society of Hematology. She advises and mentors Stanford medical students, residents and fellows. She delivers invited lectures to faculty and fellows. In addition, she has been an invited speaker on the topic of acute myeloid leukemia at the Association of Northern California Oncologists Update on Hematological Malignancies.

  • Hong Zheng

    Hong Zheng

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Informatics

    Bio My research focuses on big data in genomics and precision medicine.

    I integrate and interpret multiple omics datasets (whole-genome, whole-exome, RNA-Seq, single cell RNA-Seq, methylome, etc.) to understand the genetic and genomic basics of diseases.

    I am proficient in several programming languages (R, Python, Linux/Bash, and Perl), statistical analysis, machine learning methods, data visualization, Docker, and cloud computing.

    Find more about me on my website: https://littlebitofdata.com/

  • Han Zhu

    Han Zhu

    Instructor, Medicine

    Bio Dr. Zhu is a general cardiologist with specialized clinical and research training in cardio-oncology and cardio-immunology. She focuses on the cardiovascular care of patients undergoing therapies for cancer, with a particular focus on the effects of immunotherapies on the heart. She completed clinical cardiology fellowship and internal medicine residency training at Stanford University School of Medicine. During her post-doctoral training, Dr. Zhu?s research focuses on myocarditis, cardiac inflammation, and the effects of cancer therapeutics on the cardiovascular system. Her current research employs clinical data, bio-banked samples, and animal models to study T-cell toxicities in the heart. Dr. Zhu's clinic sees cardio-oncology and cardio-immunology patients and focuses on devising new methods for minimizing cardiovascular complications in the cancer patient population.

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