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  • Kimberly Allison

    Kimberly Allison

    Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Allison’s clinical expertise is in breast pathology. Her research interests include how standards should be applied to breast cancer diagnostics (such as ER and HER2 testing), the utility of molecular panel-based testing in breast cancer, digital pathology applications and identifying the most appropriate management of specific pathologic diagnoses.

  • Euan A. Ashley

    Euan A. Ashley

    Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), of Genetics, of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Ashley lab is focused on precision medicine. We develop methods for the interpretation of whole genome sequencing data to improve the diagnosis of genetic disease and to personalize the practice of medicine. At the wet bench, we take advantage of cell systems, transgenic models and microsurgical models of disease to prove causality in biological pathways and find targets for therapeutic development.

  • Jeffrey Axelrod

    Jeffrey Axelrod

    Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Genetic and cell biological analyses of signals controlling cell polarity and morphogenesis. Frizzled signaling and cytoskeletal organization.

  • Niaz Banaei

    Niaz Banaei

    Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests His research interests include (1) development, assessment, and improvement of novel infectious diseases diagnostics, (2) enhancing the quality of C. difficile diagnostic results, and (3) characterization of M. tuberculosis virulence determinants.

  • Ellen Jo Baron

    Ellen Jo Baron

    Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests No current scientific activities. I am retired.

  • Dr. Gregory Bean

    Dr. Gregory Bean

    Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Bean is an Assistant Professor who specializes in breast pathology. His research interests include molecular characterization of breast cancer subtypes and precursors. He is also involved with the training of residents and fellows on the breast service.

  • Sean Bendall

    Sean Bendall

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our goal is to understand the mechanisms regulating the development of human systems. Drawing on both pluripotent stem cell biology, hematopoiesis, and immunology, combined with novel high-content single-cell analysis (CyTOF ? Mass Cytometry) and imagining (MIBI-Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging) we are creating templates of ?normal? human cellular behavior to both discover novel regulatory events and cell populations as well as understand dysfunctional processes such as cancer.

  • David Bingham

    David Bingham

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Bio David Bingham MD is a clinical assistant pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal pathology. He is from Connecticut, graduated from Yale with a BA, and went to Columbia P&S for medical school. He did a residency in Pathology at Stanford University, graduated in 1992 and has been here ever since as a faculty member.

  • Matthew Bogyo

    Matthew Bogyo

    Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab uses chemical, biochemical, and cell biological methods to study protease function in human disease. Projects include:

    1) Design and synthesis of novel chemical probes for serine and cysteine hydrolases.

    2) Understanding the role of hydrolases in bacterial pathogenesis and the human parasites, Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii.

    3) Defining the specific functional roles of proteases during the process of tumorogenesis.

    4) In vivo imaging of protease activity

  • Donald Born

    Donald Born

    Clinical Professor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Born obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia where he also completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. His next training occurred at the University of Washington as an Anatomic Pathology resident and Neuropathology fellow. He moved to Stanford in 2013 and as Clinical Professor of Pathology he sees a wide range of samples related to the field of neuropathology.

  • Ryanne Ashley Brown, MD, MBA

    Ryanne Ashley Brown, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Bio Ryanne Brown, M.D., M.B.A., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and (by courtesy) Dermatology. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology fellowships at Stanford. She is board certified in both Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology) and Dermatopathology (American Boards of Pathology/Dermatology). Her interests include cutaneous lymphoma and histiocytic neoplasms.

  • Eugene Butcher

    Eugene Butcher

    Klaus Bensch Professor in Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our interests include:
    1) The physiology and function of lymphocyte homing in local and systemic immunity;
    2) Biochemical and genetic studies of molecules that direct leukocyte recruitment;
    3) Chemotactic mechanisms and receptors in vascular and immune biology;
    4) Vascular control of normal and pathologic inflammation and immunity;
    5) Systems biology of immune cell trafficking and programming in tumor immunity.

  • Greg Charville, MD, PhD

    Greg Charville, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Charville has a special interest in the diagnosis of rare tumors that derive from bone and soft tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, cartilage, and other connective tissues. He also specializes in the classification and study of disorders related to the gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary systems.

    Dr. Charville particularly enjoys working alongside Stanford's excellent physicians-in-training to classify the most diagnostically challenging cases in collaboration with pathologists from around the world, bringing to bear cutting-edge techniques for comprehensive histologic and molecular characterization in each case. This experience serves as the inspiration for laboratory-based investigation of the molecular basis of human disease, focusing on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of neoplasia.

  • Michael Cleary

    Michael Cleary

    Lindhard Family Professor in Pediatric Cancer Biology and Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The role of oncoproteins in cancer and development; molecular and cellular biology of hematologic malignancies; targeted molecular therapies of cancer.

  • Maria Inmaculada Cobos Sillero

    Maria Inmaculada Cobos Sillero

    Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab uses cellular and molecular methods, single-cell technology, and quantitative histology to study human neurodegenerative diseases. Current projects include:

    - Using single-cell RNA-sequencing to understand selective vulnerability and disease progression in human Alzheimer?s disease brain

    - Investigating mechanisms of tau-related neurodegeneration in human brain

    - Studying the neocortical and limbic systems in Diffuse Lewy Body Disease (DLBD) at the single cell level

  • M. Ryan Corces

    M. Ryan Corces

    Instructor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Corces is an instructor at Stanford University in the department of Pathology. He graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a degree in molecular biology. He began his PhD in cancer biology at Stanford University in 2009, focusing on the genomic evolution of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) under the mentorship of Dr. Ravindra Majeti. His doctoral work led to the identification of pre-leukemic hematopoietic stem cells, which serve as the reservoir for mutation acquisition in AML. He and others have demonstrated that these pre-leukemic hematopoietic stem cells are the evolutionary ancestors to AML, they persists during remission, and may represent a novel avenue for the development of relapsed disease. Dr. Corces has continued his research at Stanford as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Howard Chang and Dr. Thomas Montine. His current research focuses on the role of the epigenome in human health and disease with a focus on cancer and neurodegenerative disease.

  • Joanne Cornbleet

    Joanne Cornbleet

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests As medical director of the Hematology Laboratory, my main focus is service work, including laboratory administration, bone marrow pathology, and flow cytometry interpretation. Publications arise primarily from development or evaluation of laboratory methods or collections of unusual patient cases.

  • Tina Cowan

    Tina Cowan

    Professor of Pathology (Clinical) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Genetics) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests screening and diagnosis of patients with inborn errors of metabolism, including newborn screening, development of new testing methods and genotype/phenotype correlations.

  • Gerald Crabtree

    Gerald Crabtree

    Department of Pathology Professor in Experimental Pathology and Professor of Developmental Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Chromatin regulation and its roles in human cancer and the development of the nervous system. Engineering new methods for studying and controlling chromatin in living cells.

  • Lawrence Eng

    Lawrence Eng

    Professor (Research) of Pathology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Astrocytes make up a substantial proportion of the central nervous system (CNS) and participate in a variety of important physiologic and pathologic processes. They are characterized by vigorous response to diverse neurologic insults.

  • Edgar Engleman

    Edgar Engleman

    Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dendritic cells, macrophages, NK cells and T cells; functional proteins and genes; immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and metabolic disease.

  • Sebastian Fernandez-Pol

    Sebastian Fernandez-Pol

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Pol is an academic hematopathologist with fellowship training in hematopathology and dermatopathology. He has a particular interest in improving diagnostic accuracy for cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders. Dr. Fernandez-Pol received his B.A. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from the Washington University in St. Louis in 2003, his MD and PhD from Northwestern University in 2013, and completed his anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residency, hematopathology fellowship, and dermatopathology fellowship at Stanford University in 2019.

  • Susan Galel

    Susan Galel

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Transfusion-transmitted infections and donor screening for infectious diseases. National policies for blood banks. Enhancement of transfusion safety and effectiveness, with a focus on quality assurance in blood banking and transfusion therapy; transfusion medicine education; pediatric and adult transfusion therapy.

  • Stephen J. Galli, MD

    Stephen J. Galli, MD

    The Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The goals of Dr. Galli's laboratory are to understand the regulation of mast cell and basophil development and function, and to develop and use genetic approaches to elucidate the roles of these cells in health and disease. We study both the roles of mast cells, basophils, and IgE in normal physiology and host defense, e.g., in responses to parasites and in enhancing resistance to venoms, and also their roles in pathology, e.g., anaphylaxis, food allergy, and asthma, both in mice and humans.

  • Sharon Markham Geaghan

    Sharon Markham Geaghan

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pediatric Hematopathology, Pediatric Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

  • Alin Lucian Girnita

    Alin Lucian Girnita

    Clinical Professor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Alin Girnita received his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Medicine in Craiova, Romania, where he was board certified in cardiovascular surgery. He completed his fellowship in transplantation immunology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center, where he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of HLA lab. Between 2009-2019, Dr. Girnita was an Associate Professor, and then Professor of Surgery and Director of Transplant Immunology Division at University of Cincinnati. Since November 2019, he was recruited as a Professor of Pathology at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Girnita has authored over 40 scientific articles that have been cited over 1500 times. His research interest involves the alloimmune response in solid-organ transplantation, markers of antibody-mediated rejection, influence of various therapeutic protocols on desensitization and alloimmune response, structural matching and genetic polymorphism in transplantation.

  • Alex Gitlin

    Alex Gitlin

    Instructor, Pathology

    Bio Alex Gitlin, M.D., Ph.D. is currently an Instructor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to Stanford, Alex received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine (2017) and his Ph.D. from Rockefeller University (2016) as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. program. During his graduate training, Alex worked on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying germinal center reactions and the formation of long-lived humoral immunity. His work elucidated the mechanisms by which CD4+ T cells induce selective clonal expansion of germinal center B cells during the immune response. Currently, Alex's clinical and research interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the innate immune system mounts inflammatory responses that are commensurate with the threat level posed to the host.

  • Isabella Graef

    Isabella Graef

    Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in addressing questions in neuronal development and function by a combination of genetic, cell biological, biochemical and chemical approaches.
    The main focus of our lab is centered around two topics: 1) the interface of signaling and gene regulation in neuronal development, with a focus on calcineurin-NFAT signaling; 2) the development of small molecules, which interfere with protein-protein interactions underlying neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Dita Gratzinger

    Dita Gratzinger

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I have research interests in the interaction of hematolymphoid neoplasia with the microenvironment. For example, I use a combination of immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and image analysis techniques to evaluate the mesenchymal stromal cell compartment in myelodysplastic syndrome (pre-leukemic bone marrow failure disorder). I also have interests in lymphoma vasculature and the tropism of lymphoma for specific types of vasculature.

  • Florette K. Gray Hazard

    Florette K. Gray Hazard

    Associate Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My scholarly pursuits are primarily focused on the study of death and disease in the pediatric population. It is through this work that I am able to explore fundamental concepts of neoplasia, such as histogenesis and mutagenesis, while utilizing a variety of investigational techniques.

  • John Higgins

    John Higgins

    Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I work as a diagnostic surgical pathologist doing translational research in renal neoplasia and medical renal disease and neoplastic and medical liver disease. Subspecialty areas of clinical interest include diagnostic immunohistochemistry, renal, hepatic and transplant pathology.

  • Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD

    Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD

    Clinical Instructor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Hollenhorst is a physician and scientist with expertise in non-malignant hematology, transfusion medicine, and chemical biology. Dr. Hollenhorst values the one-on-one relationships that she forms with her patients, and strives to deliver the highest quality of care for individuals with blood diseases. Her experience caring for patients drives her to ask scientific questions in the laboratory, where she aims to bring a chemical approach to the study of non-malignant blood disease.

    Dr. Hollenhorst pursued combined MD and PhD training at Harvard University, where she received a PhD in Chemical Biology under the mentorship of Professor Christopher T Walsh. She subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in Hematology at Stanford.

    Dr. Hollenhorst has a particular interest in the biology of platelets, which are cellular fragments that help the blood to maintain a healthy balance between excessive bleeding and excessive clotting. Working in the laboratory of Professor Carolyn Bertozzi of Stanford Chemistry, Dr. Hollenhorst is studying sugar-containing molecules that are found within platelets and are important in controlling their function and lifespan.

    Dr. Hollenhorst's research is supported by a Stanford Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health Physician-Scientist Fellowship, a National Institutes of Health Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a National Blood Foundation Early-Career Scientific Research Grant.

  • Dikran Horoupian

    Dikran Horoupian

    Professor (Clinical) of Pathology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neuropathology of:
    1. Neurodegenerative diseases
    2. Neurodevelopmental disorders
    3. CNS neoplasms
    4. Nerve & muscle diseases

  • Brooke Howitt

    Brooke Howitt

    Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Howitt is a gynecologic and sarcoma pathologist, with academic interests in gynecologic mesenchymal tumors and morphologic and clinical correlates of molecular alterations in gynecologic neoplasia.

  • Chris C.S. Hsiung

    Chris C.S. Hsiung

    Instructor, Pathology

    Bio Chris Hsiung, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-scientist developing and applying functional genomics methods for studying cell fate plasticity in normal and diseased tissues.

  • Kristin Jensen

    Kristin Jensen

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Palo Alto Veteran's Health Care System and at Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a clinical translational investigator with a primary interest in breast cancer biology, and the use of investigational and clinical ancillary techniques such as gene and tissue microarray analysis and immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis and prognosis of this disease. As a practicing cytopathologist, I also have an interest in improving the fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of breast lesions, again using immunohistochemistry and gene expression analysis as adjuncts to cytomorphology.

  • Rohan Prakash Joshi

    Rohan Prakash Joshi

    Instructor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Joshi is an instructor in molecular pathology, with training in clinical data science, molecular pathology, and clinical pathology. His clinical focus is molecular diagnostics for solid and hematologic neoplasms, and as part of Stanford Medicine's Molecular Genetic Pathology laboratory, Dr. Joshi has developed bioinformatic tools to monitor tumor mutation burden and gene/chromosome copy number variation from focused targeted sequencing panels. Dr. Joshi's research focuses on understanding the tumor-immune microenvironment by developing tools that connect underlying next-generation sequencing findings to computational image microscopy phenotypes.

  • Marisa Juntilla

    Marisa Juntilla

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research goal is to reveal novel biology in leukemia that links cancer cell metabolism to protein translation, ultimately providing new opportunities for personalized medicine and reduced chemotherapeutic toxicity.

  • Neeraja Kambham

    Neeraja Kambham

    Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Kambham's research interests primarily involve medical diseases and transplantation pathology of the kidney and liver.

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