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  • Blas Cabrera

    Blas Cabrera

    Stanley G. Wojcicki Professor

    BioFor five years up to mid-2015 has been Spokesperson for the SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) collaboration with twenty-two member institutions, which mounted a series of experiments in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota to search for the dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles or WIMPs. This direct detection effort has lead the world in sensitivity for much of the past ten years and utilizes novel cryogenic detectors using germanium and silicon crystals operated below 0.1 K. The completed CDMS II experiment operated 4 kg of germanium and 1 kg of silicon for two years and set the most sensitive limits at the time for spin-independent interactions for WIMPs masses above 40 GeV/c2. The SuperCDMS Soudan experiment operated 9 kg of germanium until the end of calendar 2015.

    He was selected for a three-term as Project Director, through mid 2018, for the approved second generation (G2) SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment which will operate 30 kg of Ge and Si detectors in the deeper SNOLAB facility in Canada. The project searches for low mass WIMPs (0.1 - 10 GeV/c2) and the cryostat facility will allow future upgrades to search down to the solar neutrino floor. It has recently been approved for full construction by the DOE and NSF.

  • Ruiyao Cai

    Ruiyao Cai

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

    BioRuiyao Marika Cai was born in China and raised in Italy. She earned her B.S. in Biotechnology and M.S. in Biotechnology in Medicine at the University of Milano-Bicocca, in Milan, Italy. At the same university she conducted her Master thesis research elucidating aspects of stroke pathophysiology. In particular, she performed her research in the laboratory of Neurobiology held by Prof. Carlo Ferrarese, with a short period of 4 months as visiting student in the laboratory of Cerebral Ischemia of the University of Oxford held by the Prof. Alastair Buchan.
    In 2015, Marika moved to Munich, Germany to join the laboratory of Acute Brain Injury held by Dr. Ali Ertuerk at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU). At the same time she enrolled into the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences which belonged to the LMU. During her doctoral studies Marika developed new tissue clearing technologies to render entire organisms transparent for high resolution 3D imaging, with the aim of studying the effect of brain injuries at whole-body scale.
    Currently, she is working as postdoctoral scholar in the lab. of Prof. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, here at Stanford University. Her projects focus on studying the phenomena of neuroplasticity that occur in the adult brain.

  • Emmanuel Candes

    Emmanuel Candes

    Barnum-Simons Chair in Math and Statistics, and Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

    BioEmmanuel Candès is the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, a professor of electrical engineering (by courtesy) and a member of the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. Earlier, Candès was the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests are in computational harmonic analysis, statistics, information theory, signal processing and mathematical optimization with applications to the imaging sciences, scientific computing and inverse problems. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University in 1998.

    Candès has received several awards including the Alan T. Waterman Award from NSF, which is the highest honor bestowed by the National Science Foundation, and which recognizes the achievements of early-career scientists. He has given over 60 plenary lectures at major international conferences, not only in mathematics and statistics but in many other areas as well including biomedical imaging and solid-state physics. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.