Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute


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  • Debra Safer

    Debra Safer

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPrimary research interests include the nature and treatment of eating disorders
    (particularly bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder), the development and treatment of obesity, and the development and treatment of problematic eating patterns in patients following bariatric surgery.

  • Manish Saggar

    Manish Saggar

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe overarching goal of my research is to develop reliable computational methods that will allow for characterizing and modeling temporal dynamics of brain activity, without averaging data in either space or time. I firmly believe that the spatiotemporal richness in brain activity might hold the key to finding the person- and disorder-centric biomarkers. I am currently developing methods to model the temporal dynamics of brain activity in individuals with fragile X syndrome and healthy controls.

  • Alberto Salleo

    Alberto Salleo

    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNovel materials and processing techniques for large-area and flexible electronic/photonic devices. Polymeric materials for electronics, bioelectronics, and biosensors. Electrochemical devices for neuromorphic computing. Defects and structure/property studies of polymeric semiconductors, nano-structured and amorphous materials in thin films. Advanced characterization techniques for soft matter.

  • Julia Salzman

    Julia Salzman

    Associate Professor of Biochemistry and of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCircular RNA regulation and function; computational and experimental approaches

  • Peter L. Santa Maria, MD, PhD

    Peter L. Santa Maria, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study chronic suppurative otitis media, a chronic biofilm infection of the middle ear predominantly involving pseudomonas and staph aureus. We are investigating mechanisms of sensory hearing loss, host microbe interactions and trialling novel therapeutics.

    Our work in tympanic membrane regeneration has entered clinical trials.

    Novel treatments for wound healing in intra oral wounds with potential applications to prevent post tonsillectomy wound healing and oral mucositis.

  • Robert Sapolsky

    Robert Sapolsky

    John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor and Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeuron death, stress, gene therapy

  • Ansuman Satpathy

    Ansuman Satpathy

    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab works at the interface of immunology, cancer biology, and genomics to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of the immune response to cancer. In particular, we are leveraging high-throughput genomic technologies to understand the dynamics of the tumor-specific T cell response to cancer antigens and immunotherapies (checkpoint blockade, CAR-T cells, and others). We are also interested in understanding the impact of immuno-editing on the heterogeneity and clonal evolution of cancer.

    We previously developed genome sequencing technologies that enable epigenetic studies in primary human immune cells from patients: 1) 3D enhancer-promoter interaction profiling (Nat Genet, 2017), 2) paired epigenome and T cell receptor (TCR) profiling in single cells (Nat Med, 2018), 3) paired epigenome and CRISPR profiling in single cells (Cell, 2019), and high-throughput single-cell ATAC-seq in droplets (Nature Biotech, 2019). We used these tools to study fundamental principles of the T cell response to cancer immunotherapy (PD-1 blockade) directly in cancer patient samples (Nature Biotech, 2019; Nat Med, 2019).

  • Silvio Savarese

    Silvio Savarese

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    BioSilvio Savarese is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and the inaugural Mindtree Faculty Scholar. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2005 and was a Beckman Institute Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2005–2008. He joined Stanford in 2013 after being Assistant and then Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 2008 to 2013. From 2016 to 2018, he served as a director of the SAIL-Toyota Center for AI Research at Stanford. He co-founded a stealth start up in 2017 where he served as a Chief Scientist from 2018 to 2020.

    Dr Savarese addresses theoretical foundations and practical applications of computational vision and robotic perception. His research focuses on developing algorithms for enabling autonomous and embodied systems to understand and interact with the environment. Contributions include: i) investigation of methods for interpreting complex situations and behaviors from sensory streams; ii) development of computational models for capturing social norms and common sense rules allowing agents to effectively predict and respond to the environment; iii) exploration of machine vision methodologies for enabling automatic performance analysis and sustainability assessment in construction engineering.

    Dr Savarese has published more than 200 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, ICRA, IROS, and RSS. He was program chair of the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2020, general chair of the 4th International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) in 2016, area chair of CVPR 2010, ICCV 2011, CVPR 2013, ECCV 2014, CVPR 2015, ICCV 2015, ECCV 2016, ICCV 2017, and an Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), from 2016-2019.

    Dr. Savarese has been recipient of several awards including a Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2019, a Best Paper Award at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2018, a Best Student Paper Award at CVPR 2016, the James R. Croes Medal in 2013, a TRW Automotive Endowed Research Award in 2012, an NSF Career Award in 2011 and Google Research Award in 2020 and 2010. In 2002 he was awarded the Walker von Brimer Award for outstanding research initiative. He has been a keynote speaker at various academic conferences and his work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, magazines and domestic and international newspapers including The New York Times, CBS, PBS, Financial Times, Quartz, ABC, BBC, Corriere Della Sera and La Repubblica.

  • Alan F. Schatzberg

    Alan F. Schatzberg

    Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBiological bases of depressive disorders;, glucocorticoid/dopamine interactions in delusional depression;, pharmacologic treatment of depressive disorders.

  • Mark J. Schnitzer

    Mark J. Schnitzer

    Professor of Biology and of Applied Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe goal of our research is to advance experimental paradigms for understanding normal cognitive and disease processes at the level of neural circuits, with emphasis on learning and memory processes. To advance these paradigms, we invent optical brain imaging techniques, several of which have been widely adopted. Our neuroscience studies combine these imaging innovations with behavioral, electrophysiological, optogenetic and computational methods, enabling a holistic approach to brain science.