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Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Statistics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Develop statistical and computational methods for population genomics analyses; modeling human evolutionary history; genetic association studies in admixed populations.
Jean Y. Tang, MD PhD
Professor of Dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on 2 main areas:
1. Skin cancer:
- New therapeutics to treat and prevent non-melanoma skin cancer, especially by targeting the Hedgehog signaling pathway for BCC tumors
- Genomic analysis of drug-resistant cancers
- Identifying risk factors for skin cancer in the Women's Health Initiative
2. Epidermolysis Bullosa: gene therapy and protein therapy to replace defective/absent Collagen 7 in children and adults with Recessive Dystrophic EB
Melinda L. Telli, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of triple-negative and hereditary cancer. Other areas of interest include prevention of cardiac damage associated with breast cancer treatment and cardiotoxicity of anti-cancer agents.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Gynecologic Malignancies
Biologic Response Modifiers
New Drug Development
Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene
Mary Frances Nunez Teruel
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Teruel Lab uses a combination of engineering and biological approaches including high-throughput screening of RNAi and DNA construct libraries, targeted mass spectrometry, live-cell fluorescence microscopy, and bioinformatics to investigate the systems biology of cell differentiation and cell signaling with particular focus on uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.
Avnesh S Thakor, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Over the past decade there has been tremendous advances in the field of Interventional Oncology with the clinical utilization of multiple new innovative locoregional therapies (i.e. chemoembolization, percutaneous ablation). Looking forward, our ability to superselectively deliver new therapies such as nanoparticles, stem cells and gene therapy will open new pathways for Interventional Radiology into the emerging field of Regenerative Medicine.
Instructor, Stanford Cancer Institute
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Whilst cancer is first a disease of unregulated cell proliferation, a small proportion of cells within a tumour are paradoxically in a relative state of quiescence. These chemotherapy-resistant cells are the likely culprits responsible for relapse but the signalling events that control this state are unknown. My work involves the design of mutation-specific therapeutics to target acute myeloid leukemia cancer stem cells.
Rozario ILaventhan Thomas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford Cancer Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The principal aim of my research is to understand how the tumorigenic properties of the Leukemic Stem Cells (LSCs) are mediated, with an ultimate goal of uncovering novel synthetic lethality partners to sensitize aggressive and resistant hematological malignancies