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  • Yuan-Hung Lo

    Yuan-Hung Lo

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hematology

    Bio I am currently working on several projects to understand the control of gastrointestinal and cancer stem cell biology, especially how critical intrinsic genetic mutations and extrinsic extracellular components within the microenvironment influence cell behaviors. Stem cells of the gastrointestinal tract give rise to the surface lining of the epithelium, and must continuously produce new cells to replace those shed into the lumen throughout the lifespan. When mutations accumulate in these stem cells, they can grow uncontrollably into benign polyps or malignant tumors. In Dr. Calvin Kuo?s laboratory, I have used transgenic mice and primary human organoids as the models. Human organoids provide a robust primary culture system to recapitulate 3D structure and multilineage differentiation, which represents an underutilized method for the study of stem cell and cancer biology. I have focused my efforts on establishing next generation CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools in these orgnaoids, and applying this powerful system to gain insight into how different signaling pathways can contribute to gastrointestinal stem cell activity and tumorigenesis .

  • Karl Lorenz

    Karl Lorenz

    Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Karl Lorenz, MD MSHS is a general internal medicine and palliative care physician, and Section chief of the VA Palo Alto-Stanford Palliative Care Program. Formerly at the VA Greater Los Angeles, Dr. Lorenz directed palliative care research at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation and served on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Lorenz is a member of the VA?s national Hospice and Palliative Care Program (HPC) leadership team, director of the operational palliative care Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC), and adjunct facility staff member at RAND. Dr. Lorenz?s work and leadership has been influential to the field of palliative care research. Under Dr. Lorenz?s leadership, since 2009 the Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) has served as one of three national leadership Centers responsible for strategic and operational support of the VA?s national hospice and palliative care programs. QuIRC develops and implements provider facing electronic tools for the VA?s national electronic medical record to improve the quality of palliative care. In that role, Dr. Lorenz participates with the national leadership team in strategic planning, policy development, and providing resources to support operational efforts. Dr. Lorenz has contributed to the field of global palliative care, serving the World Health Organization in its development of Palliative Care for Older People and leading methods for Palliative Care Essential Medications.

  • Kate Lorig

    Kate Lorig

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Community based psycoeducational intervention studies of disease self management for people with chronic diseases. arthritis, lung diseases, heart disease AIDs, low back pain and diabetes. Programs and studies in Spanish and English. Interventions are in small groups, mailed or on the Internet.

  • Justin Lotfi

    Justin Lotfi

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We enrolled four undergraduates into an independent study course and monitor how their outreach toward patients affects population health control.

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