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  • Ronaldo da Silva Francisco Jr

    Ronaldo da Silva Francisco Jr

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology

    BioI am a geneticist focused on the application of computational and statistical methods to study genetic mechanisms of disease. My research interests include (i) genomic and precision medicine; (ii) detection and analysis of genetic variants using NGS data (WGS, WES, RNA-Seq); and (iii) transcriptome and allele-specific expression.

  • John W. Day, MD, PhD

    John W. Day, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, of Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur Neuromuscular Division coordinates a comprehensive effort to conquer peripheral nerve and muscle disorders, including the muscular dystrophies, motor neuron disorders, neuromuscular junction abnormalities, and peripheral neuropathies. With patients and families foremost in mind, we have had success defining and combating these diseases, with research focused on identifying genetic causes, developing novel treatment, and maximizing patient function by optimizing current management.

  • Dr. Qiwen Deng

    Dr. Qiwen Deng

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology

    BioHow fibroblasts participate in the organ fibrosis and whether targeting fibroblasts is a good strategy to reverse fibrosis is still a mystery. We have identified two important immune checkpoints, CD47 and PD-L1, are highly expressed in fibroblasts and blocking CD47 and PD-L1 reversed lung fibrosis. This is a prove of concept that targeting immune regulatory pathways could be an effective therapeutic approach to treat fibrotic diseases. In addition to identifying novel targets for the treatment of fibrosis, I am also interested in the crosstalk between fibroblasts and innate immune cells in the development of fibrosis. Combined with cutting-edge NGS approaches including single cell sequencing, spatial transcriptomics and high-dimensional CyTOF technique, we have identified several potential targets and characterized immune cells landscape in lung fibrosis. In the long run, I will focus on the validation of these targets. Specifically, I will apply gain- and loss-function approaches to investigate their role in fibrosis in vitro and in vivo.

  • Dylan Dodd

    Dylan Dodd

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHarnessing the gut microbiome to treat human disease.

  • Fei Dong

    Fei Dong

    Clinical Instructor, Pathology

    BioDr. Dong is the Associate Director of Molecular Pathology at Stanford Health Care. His clinical interests include the implementation and interpretation of laboratory developed tests in diagnosis and patient care. Previous accomplishments include the development of novel bioinformatics algorithms to infer microsatellite instability and allogeneic contamination from cancer sequencing data. Before arriving at Stanford, Dr. Dong was on faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School for nine years, where he established a track record in education and mentorship and was the recipient of both the Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology resident teaching awards. Dr. Dong has served on national/international committees for the Association for Molecular Pathology, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, and the College of American Pathologists and serves on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals, including the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, and Modern Pathology.