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Katherine J. Wert
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ophthalmology
Bio I have extensive knowledge of genetics and have focused my research on inherited genetic mutations that act as disease-causing alleles for retinal degenerative disorders. I am skilled in modeling these complex human diseases using both genetically engineered mouse models as well as human cell lines, including embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. I have used these model systems I?ve developed to test therapies via microinjections into the mouse (both in utero during embryogenesis and via the subretinal/intravitreal space in the eye). I have developed these therapies both by gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9, TALEN, or ZFN) into the human cells or mouse blastocysts to correct genetic mutations or providing therapeutic agents as viruses (I have used both lentivirus and AAV). Additionally, I have transplanted gene edited human cells into the mouse eye to test for both the functional ability of the human cells in a live context, and as a method of pre-clinical studies for therapeutic efficacy of human cell transplantation. My overall research goal is to discover and understand the genetic mechanisms underlying neuro-retinal disease, and to provide novel therapeutics for these complex degenerative disorders using gene therapy, human stem cell transplantations, and genome engineering technologies.
Dee W. West
Professor of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests - Cancer etiology (diet, familial, genetic), especially breast, prostate and colon cancer
- Cancer surveillance (Cancer registration, cancer patterns)
- Cancer outcomes (Survival, quality of life, quality of care)
Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory studies the molecular events that lead to and sustain cancers, including breast cancer and other epithelial cancers, using high through put sequencing and other techniques.
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Dr. Westley has clinical training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Palliative Care.
He is Captain, USPHS (retired) having worked for 22 years in Anchorage, Alaska providing care primarily for Alaska Natives and American Indians. From 2002 to 2014 his work in Seattle, Washington focused on Critical Care and for most of that time he was ICU Medical Directory and Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy.
For more than two decades working both in Alaska and Seattle, Washington he explored ways to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of clinical care both in the hospital and in ambulatory clinics. Most recently his focus is to improve the quality of communication and care provided for patients and their families facing serious, often life limiting illnesses and those in the final stages of their lives.
Lynn Marie Westphal, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) at Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Infertility, fertility preservation, oocyte cryopreservation