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  • Arianna Celis Luna

    Arianna Celis Luna

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases

    Bio Arianna I. Celis Luna is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. David Relman. Her research will investigate the role of the GI microbiome on iron absorption during pregnancy. She aims is to elucidate a functional role for the microbiome during this critical time period by combining metatranscriptomic and metametabolomic data from in vivo samples with biochemical data from in vitro samples. She hopes to shed light on how iron-deficiency anemia, still affecting ~50% of pregnant women in developed countries, can be more efficiently treated or prevented.

    Arianna received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Montana State University in 2018. She worked in the lab of Dr. Jennifer DuBois where her research focused on how, at the molecular level, bacteria build iron into the versatile molecule known as heme and break it apart again. Her work examined how these reactions are critical for both pathogenic species, such as Staphylococcus aureus, and the resident bacteria of the digestive tract.

    Arianna?s work encompasses 6 published papers in journals like the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and ACS Biochemistry. She has presented her work in several conferences, including Gordon Research Conferences and the ASBMB Annual Meeting, and at Montana State University as part of the Kopriva Science Seminar Series after receiving the Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship.

  • Joseph David Cooper

    Joseph David Cooper

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Scvmc], Medicine - Med/Infectious Diseases

    Bio Joseph David Cooper attended Bucknell University for his undergraduate degree with a dual major in Biology and Philosophy. He graduated from St. George?s University School of Medicine and went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He remained at Geisinger for an additional year as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine with a focus on teaching and the education of trainees. He completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

    He began working at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center primarily in the PACE (Partners in AIDS Care and Education) and Infectious Diseases Clinics in July 2019. He has an active outreach HIV clinic at Valley Health Center in Gilroy, California once a month. He sees outpatients with general infectious diseases and provides inpatient consultation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is actively involved in the teaching and training of Stanford University Infectious Diseases fellows and medical students, including Internal Medicine residents from his home institution and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. Dr. Cooper holds an appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Cooper is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, of which he serves as a workgroup member on the Medical Education Community of Practice. His professional interests include: HIV, Hepatitis C, PrEP, and the intersection of substance use with infectious diseases. Dr. Cooper is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care to people living with HIV. His main goal and passion is for his patients to remain healthy.

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