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Lei (Stanley) Qi
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
BioDr. Lei (Stanley) Qi is Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Sarafan ChEM-H, and a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. Dr. Qi is a principal contributor to the development of CRISPR technologies for genome engineering beyond gene editing. His lab created the first nuclease-deactivated Cas9 (dCas9) for targeted gene regulation in cells. His lab has invented a CRISPR toolbox for engineering the epigenome, including CRISPRi and CRISPRa for targeted gene repression and activation, epigenome editing, LiveFISH for real-time DNA/RNA imaging, CRISPR-GO for 3D genome manipulation, CasMINI as a compact CRISPR system for gene therapy, hyperCas12a for multi-gene engineering, and CRISPR antivirals aimed at treating broad RNA viruses.
Dr. Qi obtained B.S. in Physics and Math from Tsinghua University in 2005, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. He was a Systems Biology Faculty Fellow at UCSF between 2012-2014, and joined Stanford faculty in 2014. His research focuses on mammalian synthetic biology, epigenetic engineering, immune cell engineering, directed evolution, and novel approaches for gene therapy.
Stanford Medicine Endowed Director
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical Interests
Migraine and headache
Trigeminal Neuralgia and Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
CT guided Procedure
-Facial Nerve neuralgia and neuropathy
CT guided awake RFA of facial nerve
-Medical device development
-AI based headache diagnosis and management
-CT guided intervention
-Intra-nasal endoscopy guided procedure
-Mechanisms of neuropathic pain
-Ion channel and diseases
-Neurotoxicity of anesthetics
Yushen Qian, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy
BioDr. Qian is a board-certified radiation oncologist and a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology.
In his clinical practice, he specializes in urologic, head and neck, and thoracic cancers, but treats a broad spectrum of cancers including lymphoma, gastrointestinal, and brain tumors. For each patient, he develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan customized to individual needs. His goal is to deliver the most effective cancer treatment to help patients enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Qian has conducted extensive research that is often focused on the impact of radiation therapy on patient outcomes and health care system costs.
He has presented the findings at annual meetings of the American Radium Society, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, and elsewhere.
Dr. Qian has published articles in journals such as Clinical Cancer Research, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), and more.
Dr. Qian co-authored the chapter on radiation therapy for liver tumors in the book Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinical Data. He also co-authored the chapter on liver care for the book Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
He has earned numerous honors, including the Malcolm A. Bagshaw Award for leadership and outstanding scientific achievement.
Lisa Nguy Quach
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTransitions of care, end-of-life care, care for vulnerable populations and patients with primary languages other than English, quality improvement, medical education, mentorship
Michael M. Quach, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Michael Quach, MD serves as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Quach is a board certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of administrative and clinical experience.
Dr. Quach completed his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine and psychiatric residency training at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He served as Chief Resident in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and was recipient of the prestigious Stanford George Gulevich Humanistic Medicine Award in 2006.
Dr. Quach is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and he is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA). He is President of the Vietnamese Physician Assocation of Northern California. He is also President of the Viet-American Mental Health Network. He is an active member of the Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS), the California Psychiatric Association (CPA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA).
•Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
•Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine
•Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics
•Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
•Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)
Community Work Experience
•Chief Operating Officer & Medical Director: Mekong Community Center (San Jose, CA)
•Chief Medical Officer: Momentum for Mental Health (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Family and Children Services (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Traditions Behavioral Health (San Jose, CA)
J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Nov;42(11):1218-9. Oral Temperature Changes and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Patients: A Possible Association. Robinson D, Omar SJ, Quach M, Yesavage JA, Tinklenberg J.
Current Work: Private Practice Psychiatrist in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.
Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Physics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSingle molecule biophysics, precision force measurement, micro and nano fabrication with soft materials, integrated microfluidics and large scale biological automation.
Thomas Quertermous, MD
William G. Irwin Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsUnderstanding genetic basis of cardiovascular function and disease.
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Quinn's primary focus is emergency care research with previous experience running large multi-center trials.. He has an extensive research background in clinical decision making involving patients with syncope and in the development and clinical evaluation of tissue adhesives. He is currently focused on the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to augment physician decision making and personalizing the care of patients.
Orlando Quintero, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
BioDr. Orlando Quintero is a board-certified, fellowship trained internist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. He is also clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Stanford University School of Medicine.
As a clinician, Dr. Quintero diagnoses and treats infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients. This includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections in patients who are immunosuppressed because of Solid Organ Transplantation, Bone Marrow (Hematopoeitic Cell) Transplants, Hematologic Malignancies, Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors, HIV who receive Chemotherapy, Solid Organ or Bone Marrow Transplants Immunomodulators for Auto-Immune Diseases and other forms of immunodeficiency.
Dr. Quintero has published on topics including coronavirus in kidney transplant patients, prevention of cytomegalovirus in heart transplant patients, and prevention of urinary tract infections in renal transplant patients. His work has appeared in publications including Transplant Infectious Disease, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
He has delivered presentations at meetings of organizations including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Topics of his presentations have included prevention of cytomegalovirus, prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections, Chagas disease in New York City, and more.
Currently, Dr. Quintero is conducting research on treatment of patients with COVID-19, prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections of the gastrointestinal tract in immunocompromised patients, and the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in heart transplant recipients.
Among his awards, He has received honors for his teaching and research from Albert Einstein College. He also has earned recognition from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the American Society of Transplantation.
Dr. Quintero’s volunteer community service includes participation in health fairs to promote HIV testing and hypertension control, plus disease management in the Garifuna population in New York – descendants of an Afro-indigenous population from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of American, Infectious Diseases Association of California, American Society of Transplantation, and HIV Medicine Association.
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
BioDr. Quirin's laboratory develops minimally invasive methods to explore the causal role individual neurons play in the emergence of behavior. To this end, the lab's strength is the development of techniques which manipulate light to both detect and restoratively modulate brain activity down to the single-neuron scale. His lab continues to innovate with new tools which map these functional relationships onto the molecular and anatomical architecture of the brain. Utilizing these techniques, the lab aims to characterize how ensembles of neurons coordinate to encode and communicate information throughout the brain for sensing and behavior.