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Grad Students

William H. Robinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Robinson received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Stanford University. After completing his internship and residency at University of California, San Francisco, he joined the Stanford faculty in 2003. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and was the 2010 Mentor of the Year in Stanford's Program in Immunology. He serves on several editorial boards, co-Founded the Stanford Human Immune Monitoring Core.

Dr. Robinson's laboratory pioneers the development of proteomic, lipidomic and sequencing technologies to investigate autoimmune disease. His research focuses on elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying rheumatic diseases, including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and osteoarthritis (OA). The major objective of his laboratory is translational bench-to-bedside research, with the goal of rapidly converting discoveries at the bench into practical patient care tools and therapies. Candidate pathogenic molecules and pathways, identified through proteomic and genomic analyses of human patient samples, are investigated. Based on technologies and approaches developed or co-developed by the Robinson laboratory, clinical development programs have arisen in three areas: (i) human trials to test tolerizing DNA vaccines for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diabetes, (ii) human trials to test imatinib and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of systemic sclerosis, and (iii) human studies to test proteomic diagnostic tests for RA.


Jeremy Sokolove, M.D.

Education: B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.D., Boston University School of Medicine 
Research Interests: Proteomic biomarkers for autoimmune disease


Katie Cramb
Research Assistant

Education: B.S., California Polytechnic State University
Research Interests: Antigen analysis of PAH, RA and MS


Lisa K. Blum Scalfone, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: B.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Immunology, Cornell University
Research Interests: Characterizing autoantibodies in PAH


Chia-Hsin Ju, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University
Research Interests: Proteomic and sequencing anlaysis of B cell and T cell repertoires in PAH and other autoimmune diseases


Yann Chong Tan
Ph.D. Student

Education: B.S., Biology, Duke University
Research Interests: Developing sequencing technologies to characterize autoimmune disease