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Winter 2023 / Spring 2024

Congratulations Dr. Krasnow and team on recent COVID discovery

From Stanford Medicine News Center

Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD, Wall Center Executive Director and Endowed Chair, The Paul and Mildred Berg Professorship in Biochemistry, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute along with other investigatores, were recently featured in a Stanford Medicine News Center article highlighting a recent finding “implicating a type of immune cell known as an interstitial macrophage in the critical transition from a merely bothersome COVID-19 case to a potentially deadly one. Interstitial macrophages are situated deep in the lungs, ordinarily protecting that precious organby, among other things, engorging viruses, bacteria, fungi and dust particles that make their way down our airways. But it’s these very cells, the researchers have shown in a study published online April 10 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, that of all known types of cells composing lung tissue are most susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2.”

AY 2023-2024 Years of Service Awards

The Wall Center’s success is directly attributed to the support and contributions of its team members. This year we recognize and congratulate the following people for their service: 

5 years: Adam Andruska, MD, Esther Liu, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Julie Lai, MD, Lea Steffes, MD, Kenzo Ichimura, MD, Shixuan Liu, PhD

10 years: Tamzen Hull, LCSW, Sherrie Jones, EMT, Anitra Romfh, MD (2024), Caitlin Karanewsky, PhD, Rachel Hopper, MD

15 years: Patricia del Rosario, RN, BSN, PHN, Kristina Kudelko, MD

20 years: Allyson Rupp, LCSW, Lingli Wang, MD

Congratulations Dr. Stuti Agarwal

Dr. Stuti Agarwal has received a similarly competitive American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award. Stuti will study how insufficiency of carboxylesterase 1 (Ces1) plays a role in metabolic reprogramming and endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension.  Dr. Vinicio de Jesus Perez is Stuti's mentor for this award.

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