Stoyanova lab develops new early cancer detection approaches and therapeutic strategies for late stage cancers. The current research areas of interest are:

1)   Protein-based biomarkers for early cancer detection. We are interested in the discovery and development of new tissue, blood, and urine-based biomarkers for significant prostate cancer and other epithelial cancers.

2)   Imaging modalities for cancer. We develop new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging modalities for epithelial cancers to improve cancer early detection and monitor treatment responses.

3)   Targeted cancer therapies. Stoyanova lab utilizes multiple approaches to develop new therapeutic strategies for late-stage cancers including discovery and testing new therapeutic targets and new small molecule inhibitors.

4)   Antibody-based therapies for advanced prostate and other metastatic epithelial cancers. Stoyanova lab develops and tests antibody-based strategies as targeted therapies. We also construct new antibody-drug conjugates as a therapeutic strategy to deliver toxic agents to the tumor sites.   

5)   Combination therapies for advanced prostate and other epithelial cancers. We are testing multiple experimental agents in combination with FDA-approved cancer therapies to enhance therapeutic responses. 

The ultimate goals of the laboratory are to improve the early diagnosis and prognosis of clinically significant prostate and other cancers and guide the development of novel and effective therapeutic strategies for metastatic cancers. 

STOYANOVA LAB MEMBERS

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Tanya Stoyanova, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

Office: Canary Center

Email: stanya@stanford.edu

 


ADMINISTRATIVE

Rhea Scott

Administrative/Program Coordinator, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

 

STAFF

Merve Aslan

Laboratory Technician, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

En-Chi Hsu, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

Manoj Kumar, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

Shiqin Liu, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

 

Busola Alabi, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiology, Department of Radiology
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

Email: bralabi@stanford.edu

 


STUDENTS

Michelle Shen (Stanford)

Undergraduate Student, Stoyanova Lab (June 2019 - Present)
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

2019 Canary CREST Intern

 

 

Jordan Lee (Stanford)

Undergraduate Student, Stoyanova Lab (January 2020 - Present)
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection

 

 



 

Meghan Rice, PhD (May 2016 - March 2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current Position: Scientist II, Revolution Medicines


Mark Buckup (June 2017 - July 2019)
Undergraduate student, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current Position: Research Assistant at Mount Sinai


Ali Ghoochani, PhD (June 2017 - February 2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stoyanova Lab
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University


Arushi Agarwal (June 2019 - September 2019)
Student Intern, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Undergraduate student at California Institute of Technology


Kashyap Koul (June 2019 - August 2019)
Student Intern, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Undergraduate student at Louisiana State University


Austin Su (June 2017 - July 2019)
Undergraduate student, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Medical student at Columbia University


Rachel Huang (June 2018 - August, 2018)
Canary CREST (2018) Intern, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University

 

Kelsey Thompson (June 2016 - August 2016)
Summer Student Intern, Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Washington University


Jenica Wang (June 2016 - August 2016)
Summer Student Intern (2016), Stoyanova Lab
Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection
Current position: Undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University