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Edward H. Wood, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests http://med.stanford.edu/woodlab.html
Edward H. Wood, MD is an assistant professor of ophthalmology practicing adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood engages in translational research with the goal of developing new therapies and approaches for patients without viable treatment options. He does so through leveraging the technologies of patient derived stem cells, optogenetics, and phenotypic drug screening in conjunction with active clinical research and surgical device development. Dr. Wood has filed numerous patents and founded several healthcare startups with the goal of improving patients? quality of life. His research interests include regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and pediatric retinal disease with the ultimate goal of pursuing basic science discoveries with potential for impactful clinical translation. His research interests are significantly inspired by his patients, and he is driven towards not only delivering the highest quality of care currently available, but also in developing the future standard of care in the field of medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery.
Ana Vanessa Adams Wren
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
Bio Clinical Focus:
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Pediatric Pain Psychology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Psychology
Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research interests are primarily in global surgery,robotics,surgical oncology, especially gastrointestinal cancers.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Hannah Wright, MMS, PA-C has been a practicing physician assistant since 2010. She received her PA education at Stanford and earned a Master of Medical Science degree from Saint Francis University. She has worked in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gynecology. Since 2013 she has worked in the Stanford Express Care Clinic. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and an E4C-PA in the Stanford Masters of Science in PA Studies Program.
John Fraser Wright
Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
Bio J Fraser Wright, PhD
Dr. Wright received his PhD in 1989 from the University of Toronto (Biochemistry) for studies
characterizing the interaction of complement with IgM, and completed post-doctoral studies at INSERM
/ CENG Grenoble, France in molecular immunology focused on antigen processing and presentation. He
was awarded a CRCS/ MRC Scholarship, gaining faculty appointment at the University of Toronto. In
1996 he joined industry as a Scientist at Pasteur Sanofi, contributing there to the development of
vaccines and cancer immunotherapies, and subsequently as Director of Development and Clinical
Manufacturing at Avigen, a gene therapy company that pioneered AAV-based investigational gene
therapies for hemophilia and Parkinson?s disease. In 2004 he returned to academia, establishing and
directing the Clinical Vector Facility at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at Children?s
Hospital of Philadelphia, and gaining faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman
School of Medicine as professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Wright has contributed to
several clinical development programs in gene therapy, including for Luxturna and Kymriah, the first
gene therapies for a genetic (RPE65 deficiency) and non-genetic (CAR-T immunotherapy) disease,
respectively, approved in the United States, and for the first gene therapy clinical trial that delivered an
AAV-vectorized monoclonal antibody to human subjects for HIV passive immunity. He is a Co-founder of
Spark Therapeutics, serving there and subsequently at Axovant as Chief Technology Officer. In 2019 Dr.
Wright joined Stanford University as Professor of Pediatrics at The Center for Definitive and Curative
Medicine (CDCM). His research program aims to address key immunological barriers to gene therapy
through innovative approaches to viral vector design and generation, and to develop vectorized
antibodies for serious human diseases.