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  • Orestis Vardoulis

    Orestis Vardoulis

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pediatric Surgery

    Bio Dr. Orestis Vardoulis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford School of Medicine (department of Pediatric Surgery). Orestis completed his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and received his PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengieneering at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. During his doctoral research, Orestis worked extensively with non invasive methods for hemodynamic monitoring and during his PostDoctroal research he developed flexible electronics for health monitoring. Orestis is an alumnus of the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship program where he conducted extensive research in identifying unmet clinical needs and validated medical technology projects from concept to product. Currently, Orestis works with the Pediatric Health Technology Incubator Laboratory, focusing on clinical needs around umbilical vein catheterization for neonates. In parallel he contributes to the activities of the UCSF - Stanford pediatric device consortium where he coordinates early stage support. Orestis also contributes to the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative where he co-founded the affiliated eWear Student and PostDoc association.

  • Ying Wang

    Ying Wang

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Wang is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. She obtained her PhD at University of British Columbia, Canada, where she gained training in basic science research and leading multidisciplinary research. Then she joined the lab of Dr. Gordon Francis as a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul?s Hospital, Canada, to obtain experience in translational research. She examined the role of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherogenesis as a potential therapeutic target to prevent cholesterol accumulation. This work has won her the Early Career Investigator Award at the 2016 American Heart Association Scientific Session.

    Under the guidance of Prof. Nicholas Leeper, the overall goal of Dr. Wang?s research is to determine the mechanistic pathways driving smooth muscle cell accumulation during atherogenesis, and the clinical relevance of these pathways using a combination of high throughput gene expression profiling, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology on lineage-tracing mouse model and human biospecimens.

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