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Nilah Monnier Ioannidis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Data Sciences
BioDr. Nilah Ioannidis works on statistical and computational methods for interpreting personal genomes. She is developing machine learning tools to predict the clinical significance of rare variants of unknown significance from whole exome and whole genome sequencing studies, as well as statistical methods to link genetic variation with personal transcriptome variation. During her PhD in Biophysics at Harvard University, she worked in the Biological Engineering Department at M.I.T. to develop methods based on hidden Markov modeling and Bayesian inference to analyze the dynamics of intracellular particles. She previously served as Research Director at the Jain Foundation, focused on the rare genetic disease dysferlinopathy, and held internships at the National Academy of Sciences and the journal Science.
Associate Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCurrent research projects include:
1) PET/MRI and PET/CT for Early Cancer Detection
2) Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
3) Clinical Translation of Novel PET Radiopharmaceuticals;
David Iberri, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Hematology
BioDr. Iberri is a medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. His clinical practices runs the gamut of malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders including acute and chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma and lymphomas, and bleeding and thrombotic disorders. He is actively involved in clinical trials evaluating novel agents in hematologic malignancies. His research interests are in the development and application of biomarkers to select patients most likely to benefit from therapy.
Ibrahim A. Idakoji MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor, Radiology
BioIbrahim Idakoji is a native of the Bay Area and practicing Interventional Radiologist at Stanford Medical Center who specializes in minimally invasive, image-guided percutaneous and endovascular procedures that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of complex vascular and oncologic disease. Some of his areas of interest include: treatment of both acute and chronic venous thromboembolic disease, treatment of primary and metastatic hepatic malignancy, and percutaneous pain management.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Idoyaga Lab is focused on the function and biology of dendritic cells, which are specialized antigen-presenting cells that initiate and modulate our body’s immune responses. Considering their importance in orchestrating the quality and quantity of immune responses, dendritic cells are an indisputable target for vaccines and therapies.
Dendritic cells are not one cell type, but a network of cells comprised of many subsets or subpopulations with distinct developmental pathways and tissue localization. It is becoming apparent that each dendritic cell subset is different in its capacity to induce and modulate specific types of immune responses; however, there is still a lack of resolution and deep understanding of dendritic cell subset functional specialization. This gap in knowledge is an impediment for the rational design of immune interventions. Our research program focuses on advancing our understanding of mouse and human dendritic cell subsets, revealing their endowed capacity to induce distinct types of immune responses, and designing novel strategies to exploit them for vaccines and therapies.