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  • John S. Tamaresis, PhD, MS

    John S. Tamaresis, PhD, MS

    Biostatistician, Biomedical Data Science

    BioDr. Tamaresis joined the Stanford University School of Medicine in Summer 2012. He earned the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Davis and received the M.S. in Statistics from the California State University, East Bay. He has conducted research in computational biology as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Merced and as a biostatistician at the University of California, San Francisco.

    As a statistician, Dr. Tamaresis has developed and validated a highly accurate statistical biomarker classifier for gynecologic disease by applying multivariate techniques to a large genomic data set. His statistical consultations have produced data analyses for published research studies and analysis plans for novel research proposals in grant applications. As an applied mathematician, Dr. Tamaresis has created computational biology models and devised numerical methods for their solution. He devised a probabilistic model to study how the number of binding sites on a novel therapeutic molecule affected contact time with cancer cells to advise medical researchers about its design. For his doctoral dissertation, he created and analyzed the first mathematical system model for a mechanosensory network in vascular endothelial cells to investigate the initial stage of atherosclerotic disease.

  • Weiruo Zhang

    Weiruo Zhang

    Research Engineer, Biomedical Data Science

    BioDr. Zhang is currently a Research Engineer at the Department of Biomedical Data Science and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology, Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. Her Ph.D. studies focused on developing computational algorithms for metabolomics data analysis, in which she received Young Scientist Award from the Metabolomics Society for her algorithm on metabolic network analysis delineating the effects of genetic mutants and drug treatment on the metabolome. Her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Radiology, Stanford School of Medicine, integrated radiomic data and genomic data that identified a prognostic metabolic regulation biomarker for non-small cell lung cancer. Her current research primarily focuses on developing and implementing novel computational methods to integrate and analyze single-cell multi-omics data, such as single-cell RNA sequencing, spatial proteomics and spatial transcriptomics. She has developed algorithms to solve computational challenges of spatial omics data and to identify mediators for cell-cell interactions associated with metastasis that was featured in Stanford Medicine Magazine. Dr. Zhang has authored and co-authored publications including Nature, Cell, Nature Methods etc. Her research aims at bridging multi-omics, imaging, machine learning, artificial intelligence to better understand biology for cancer progression and immunosuppression.