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  • Adina S. Fischer, MD, PhD

    Adina S. Fischer, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology)
    On Leave from 10/10/2022 To 10/09/2024

    BioDr. Fischer’s research focuses on characterizing risk and resilience factors in depression. She has been awarded an NIH Career Development Award (K23) and Klingenstein Foundation Fellowship in Adolescent Depression to build her program of clinical and translational research at Stanford. Dr. Fischer's program of clinical care focused on the delivery and teaching of evidence-based clinical interventions that enhance resilience, with a focus on addressing the unique stressors encountered in academia and academic medicine that may contribute to risk and resilience in mood and anxiety disorders.

    Dr. Fischer’s translational program of research focuses on:
    (1) Improving our understanding of protective biomarkers of resilience to depression
    (2) Characterizing the effects of cannabis on neurobiological function and depressive symptoms
    (3) Developing neurobiologically-guided interventions for depressive disorders, particularly those that co-occur with cannabis and other substance use

    Dr. Fischer earned her BSc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where she conducted research in the Early Childhood Cognition Laboratory. She then completed the MD/PhD Program at Dartmouth, where she obtained her PhD in in Neuroscience. Dr. Fischer’s doctoral research focused on characterizing the acute effects of cannabis in patients with schizophrenia and co-occurring cannabis use disorder. She then completed the Stanford Psychiatry Residency Training Program as a member of the Research Track, and an NIH funded T-32 postdoctoral research fellowship within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

  • Josefina Flores Morales

    Josefina Flores Morales

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Epidemiology

    BioJosefina (she/her/ella) is a Propel Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health in the School of Medicine with Dr. Mathew Kiang’s lab. Her research is about health and socioeconomic inequities across the life course. She is interested in diverging outcomes across race/ethnicity and documentation status. Josefina earned her B.A. in psychology with a public health minor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She pursued her doctoral education in sociology at UCLA as well. Her doctoral studies were supported by the Health Policy Research Scholars program, a program by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Jelle Folkerts

    Jelle Folkerts

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology

    BioMy current endeavours focus on the identification of human mast cell degranulation regulators using a whole-genome CRISPR knockout library screen, and the validation of these findings using our recently developed technology platform. It is my long-standing goal to contribute to the design and development of specific and effective therapeutic interventions for mast cell-mediated diseases.

  • Jenna Forsyth

    Jenna Forsyth

    Academic Program Professional, Medicine - Med/Infectious Diseases

    BioJenna is a research scientist with the School of Medicine and affiliated with the King Center for Global Development, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Doerr School of Sustainability. She completed her PhD with the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources and obtained her Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Her research brings together principles of environmental science, epidemiology, and behavior change. She develops and evaluates interventions to minimize exposures to contaminants and disease vectors in low-income countries. Her most recent research has focused on lead exposure in South Asia.

  • Brandy M. Fox

    Brandy M. Fox

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Ethics

    BioBrandy M. Fox, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics with support from a National Human Genome Research Institute’s Ethical Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Program training grant. She received her Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics with a concentration in Empirical Research from The Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University under the supervision of Harold Braswell. She also holds a BA in Politics from The Catholic University of America and an MS in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University. Brandy served as an officer in the US Army and has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Brandy is interested in the impact of genetic research on mental health diagnoses and treatment, including how mental illness is defined and conceptualized.

  • J. Matthew Franklin

    J. Matthew Franklin

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMatt Franklin is investigating the regulation of repetitive DNA arrays in the human genome by transcription factors. This research utilizes super-resolution microscopy, proximity labeling, gene editing, and long-read genomics technologies.

  • Connie Fung

    Connie Fung

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology

    BioConnie received her B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA, where she conducted research on how the eukaryotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii invades and replicates inside host cells in the lab of Dr. Peter Bradley. Subsequently, she obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University with Dr. Manuel Amieva. Her thesis research involved the use of high-resolution microscopy to study how the bacterium Helicobacter pylori establishes and maintains persistent colonization of the gastric epithelium. Connie joined Dr. Michael Howitt's lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019 and is currently investigating how tuft cells, specialized taste-chemosensory cells, modulate epithelial cell function and mucosal immunity in response to intestinal parasites and commensals.