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.
PhD, Stanford University, Cancer Biology (2015)
BA, Princeton University, Molecular Biology (2008)