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Michael R. Howitt
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab is broadly interested in how intestinal microbes shape our immune system to promote both health and disease. Recently we discovered that a type of intestinal epithelial cell, called tuft cells, act as sentinels stationed along the lining of the gut. Tuft cells respond to microbes, including parasites, to initiate type 2 immunity, remodel the epithelium, and alter gut physiology. Surprisingly, these changes to the intestine rely on the same chemosensory pathway found in oral taste cells. Currently, we aim to 1) elucidate the role of specific tuft cell receptors in microbial detection. 2) To understand how protozoa and bacteria within the microbiota impact host immunity. 3) Discover how tuft cells modulate surrounding cells and tissue.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Development and integration of X-ray, MRI and US imaging technologies for radiation therapy guidance; Design of synergistic approaches to radiation therapy delivery; Treatment planning optimization and modeling.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology
Bio Robert W. Hsieh, M.D. Ph.D. is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney (renal) cancer and testicular cancer as a member of Stanford's multi-disciplinary Urologic Cancer Program. Dr. Hsieh obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago (Pritzker School of Medicine) and subsequently came to Stanford to complete his Internal Medicine residency and Hematology and Oncology fellowship training (with a clinical focus on genitourinary cancers).
Dr. Hsieh has also had extensive experience in basic lab research (cancer stem cells, target identification and validation, pre-clinical drug discovery) having done post-doctoral work in the Clarke Lab in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. He is currently involved in early phase clinical trials in immuno-oncology in industry.
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center/Cancer Institute) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Focus
? Epidemiology of prostate, hepatobiliary, and thyroid cancers
? Racial disparities in cancer
? Endogenous hormones/growth factors
? Circadian rhythms
? Chronic inflammation
? Genetic susceptibility
? Cancer prevention and control
? Global oncology and international studies
Joe Le Hsu
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in understanding the host-pathogen interaction between Aspergillus fumigatus and the lung transplant recipient.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Rheumatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus;
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Lupus Patients
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hormonal regulation of ovarian function; gonadotropin receptors and related genes, bioinformatic ananlyses of polypeptide hormones and receptors, follicle recruitment and GDF-9; analysis of oocyte and ovarian-expressed genes.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hemodynamic monitoring; axillary art line; FEIBA; video education
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. Hu is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. She completed medical school and residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowships in Pharmacology and Schizophrenia Research through the National Institutes of Health. She is also active in the minority issues and cultural psychiatry, and has received regional and national recognition for her clinical care, research and teaching.
Yang Hu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop efficient therapeutic strategies to achieve CNS neural repair, through promoting neuroprotection, axon regeneration and functional recovery.
More specifically, we study retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and optic nerve in various optic neuropathies including traumatic, glaucomatous and inflammatory optic nerve injuries to fully understand the molecular mechanisms of CNS neurodegeneration and axon regeneration failure.
Professor of Bioengineering and of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests How do cells determine their shape and grow?
How do molecules inside cells get to the right place at the right time?
Our group tries to answer these questions using a systems biology approach, in which we integrate interacting networks of protein and lipids with the physical forces determined by the spatial geometry of the cell. We use theoretical and computational techniques to make predictions that we can verify experimentally using synthetic, chemical, or genetic perturbations.
Ngan F. Huang
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery Research)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Huang's laboratory aims to understand the chemical and mechanical interactions between extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and pluripotent stem cells that regulate vascular and myogenic differentiation. The fundamental insights of cell-matrix interactions are applied towards stem cell-based therapies with respect to improving cell survival and regenerative capacity, as well as engineered vascularized tissues for therapeutic transplantation.
Instructor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Epidemiology
Epidemiology of gastric cancer
Racial and ethnic disparities in gastric cancer
Gastric intestinal metaplasia and other precancerous lesions
Molecular marker development
Associate Professor (Research) of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study the role of oxygen free radicals in oxidative tissue damage and degeneration. Our research tools include transgenic and knockout mice and tissue culture cells for in vitro gene expression.
Andrew D. Huberman
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) We study the mechanisms of neural degeneration and regeneration with the specific goal of developing treatments to prevent and reverse vision loss. (e.g., Laha and Huberman, Science, 2017; Lim et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2016).
2) We study the neural circuits that merge visual perceptions with internal states, to drive adaptive behavioral decisions. We are parsing the neural circuits related to anxiety, and visually-driven autonomic arousal (e.g., Salay et al., Nature, 2018).
James Huddleston, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interests include: arthritis, clinical outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, biomaterials, the design of hip and knee implants and instrumentation, and the delivery of health services related to hip and knee replacement.
Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests - Employ outcomes tracking to delineate risk & resilience factors in youth with pediatric pain.
- Understand the role of peers, parents/caregivers, & systems (e.g., family, school, hospital, community) in the management of pediatric pain conditions.
- Improve functioning, behavioral health, and quality of life in youth with discomfort and their families through provision of evidence-based therapies.
- Empower families & sensitize providers to the importance of therapeutic collaborations.
Lynne C. Huffman
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research interests and activities include (1) shared decision-making in clinical care; (2) medical education research; (3) the early identification and treatment of behavioral problems, particularly in children with special health care needs; and (4) community-based mental health/educational program evaluation and outcomes measurement.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Obstetric outcomes in female veterans
Professor of Neurology, of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in the neuronal mechanisms that underlie synchronous oscillatory activity in the thalamus, cortex and the massively interconnected thalamocortical system. Such oscillations are related to cognitive processes, normal sleep activities and certain forms of epilepsy. Our approach is an analysis of the discrete components (cells, synapses, microcircuits) that make up thalamic and cortical circuits, and reconstitution of components into in silico computational networks.
Esther Ting Memorial Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Humphreys researches interventions for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. He focuses particularly on evaluating the outcomes of professionally-administered treatments and peer-operated self-help groups (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous), developing health services research-related applications for innovative qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and analyzing national mental health policy.
Jennifer L. Hunter, PA-C
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Jennifer Hunter, PA-C is the Lead Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for the Emergency Department & Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) with experience in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and over 10 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Educator-4-Care (E4C) at the Stanford School of Medicine and is a member of the Stanford MSPA faculty.
Adjunct Professor, Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Bioethics
Stem Cell Ethics
Sohail Z Husain
Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research delves into three broad areas of the exocrine pancreas: (1) The crucial signaling pathways that initiate and transduce pancreatitis; (2) the factors that turn on pancreatic regeneration and recovery after pancreatic injury; and (3) the mechanisms underlying drug-induced pancreatitis.
Monika Huss, DVM, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Comparative Medicine
Bio Monika Huss, DVM, MS, received her D.V.M. from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010 and completed her residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Stanford in 2015. Upon completion, she joined the Veterinary Service Center as a clinical veterinarian before becoming a clinical instructor for the Department of Comparative Medicine in 2016. Her interests include animal welfare, pain recognition, anesthesia and analgesia.
Yusra Hussain, M.D.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Collaborator in the HALF study
Collaborator in the PROMISE study
Primary Investigator, Bidet Pilot Study- 650-644-9230
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Bio Dr. Huynh is an interventional spine physiatrist at the Stanford University Spine Center, where she specializes in the comprehensive conservative management of spine disorders. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by an Interventional Spine Fellowship at Stanford University.