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Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D.
Dennis Farrey Family Professor in Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Program in Human Gene Therapy and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics. Respected worldwide for his work in gene therapy for hemophilia, Dr. Kay and his laboratory focus on establishing the scientific principles and developing the technologies needed for achieving persistent and therapeutic levels of gene expression in vivo. The major disease models are hemophilia, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B viral infections.
Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mechanisms of Aging in C. elegans and humans.
Violetta L. Horton Research Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The biochemistry of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase function, the cell biology of the membrane rearrangements induced by positive-strand RNA virus infection of human cells, and the genetics of RNA viruses, which, with their high error rates, live at the brink of error catastrophe, are investigated in the Kirkegaard laboratory.
Sr Research Engineer, Genetics
Current Role at Stanford Co Principal Investigator & Director, PharmGKB
Co-Principal Investigator, CPIC
Member of the BioMedical Informatics Executive Committee
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interests lie in host-microbe interactions and specifically how mutualistic or commensal microbiota influence the hostís response to various abiotic and biotic stressors.
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We develop statistical and machine learning frameworks to learn predictive, dynamic and causal models of gene regulation from heterogeneous functional genomics data.