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Postdoctoral Scholar, General Surgery
BioGraduated from Medical School from Universidade de São Paulo (2013). Completed training in General Surgery (2016), Colorectal Surgery (2018), and doctorate in Gastroenterology at Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (2021).
Currently researching how the gut microbiome can affect patients' risk of developing complications after colorectal surgery, and whether it can be modulated by short-term dietary interventions.
Previous work focused on prevention and early treatment of anal and rectal cancer, and on the interaction between HPV infection and anal neoplasia.
J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.
Professor (Research) of Computer Science and of Surgery (Anatomy), Emeritus
BioSalisbury worked on the development of the Stanford-JPL Robot Hand, the JPL Force Reflecting Hand Controller, the MIT-WAM arm, and the Black Falcon Surgical Robot. His work with haptic interface technology led to the founding of SensAble Technology, producers of the PHANToM haptic interface and software. He also worked on the development of telerobotic systems for dexterity enhancement in the operating room. His current research focuses on human-machine interaction, cooperative haptics, medical robotics, and surgical simulation.
Social Science Research Professional II, Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center
BioMarzena Sasnal, PhD, MA, is a qualitative & mixed methods-oriented social scientist, experienced in health services, medical education, and migration research with publication record, grant support, and extensive administrative experience. Dr. Sasnal currently works as Social Science Researcher at the S-SPIRE Center and is thrilled to contribute to research aiming to improve public health. Before joining Stanford, she studied the adaptation processes of highly skilled migrants in Silicon Valley. Dr. Sasnal collaborates with multidisciplinary teams and assists principal investigators with designing, conducting, and overseeing qualitative and mixed methods research projects. Additionally, she provides instruction and consultation on research methods and techniques. Dr. Sasnal has contributed to academic and grant research projects on various topics: medical education, implementation & evaluation science, innovations in care, patient-provider communication, patient-centered care, palliative care, among others.
Nazish Sayed MD, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Sayed Laboratory is focused on the development of novel technologies that drive innovation in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug testing in vascular biology. The lab conducts translational research in vascular biology and aims to understand the role of the vasculature in the development of cardiac diseases, including those due to inherited genetic variants or environmental insults such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension. The lab employs the human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to generate patient-specific vascular cells (endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells) as an alternative to animal models providing a human tissue surrogate for research that is scalable and sustainable. By employing this unique platform, the lab also investigates the role of chemotherapeutic agents (anti-cancer drugs) on the vasculature. Dr. Sayed’s lab has also established an endothelial regeneration program, where they leverage the innate immune system to regenerate endothelial cells from human fibroblasts.
Work from the lab has led to seminal discoveries in the areas of 1) Nitric oxide (NO) biology, (2) vascular biology, (3) stem cell biology, (4) cardiovascular disease modeling (5) cardio-oncology.
Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSurgical correction and the study of growth and development of craniomaxillofacial anomalies and deformities.
1. Histochemical Analysis of Facial Muscles.
2. Cranial Sutural Manipulation.
3. Stability of Mandibular and Maxillary Surgery.
4. Growth Factors in Infant Cranial Sutures.
5. Virtual Surgery.
6. 3-D Biocomputation4. Osteodistraction