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  • Ewa Bielczyk Maczynska

    Ewa Bielczyk Maczynska

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsregulation of adipocyte differentiation, fibrosis, TGF-beta signaling

  • Jan Lukas Boegeholz

    Jan Lukas Boegeholz

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Oncology

    BioI am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in translational cancer research, linking new insights and techniques in molecular biology to clinical problems in cancer patients. Prior to joining Ash Alizadeh's lab, I completed a four-year fellowship in hematology in Zurich, Switzerland, treating patients with various cancer types and stages.

  • Kathryn Brink

    Kathryn Brink

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Infectious Diseases

    BioKathryn Brink is a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), where she works with Megan Palmer and David Relman. Kathryn is a synthetic biologist by training. During her PhD, Kathryn studied bacterial two-component systems (TCSs), signal transduction pathways that bacteria use to sense and respond to changes in their environment. TCSs play important roles in host-pathogen interactions and can be engineered for medical and environmental biosensing applications. In her thesis work, Kathryn developed engineering and screening approaches to discover and characterize the stimuli that activate these pathways.

    At CISAC, Kathryn's research focuses on risk management and assessment in biological science and engineering, with the goals of improving the governance of biological research and reducing the risk of its misuse. She investigates factors associated with attention to risk among scientists and engineers and studies risk assessment processes in the life sciences.

  • Arianna Celis Luna

    Arianna Celis Luna

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Infectious Diseases

    BioArianna I. Celis Luna is a postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Dr. David Relman (Infectious Disease/Microbiology) and KC Huang (Bioengineering). Her research focuses on characterizing how the human gut microbiome responds to changing concentrations of iron, an essential metal for both humans and bacteria. Iron deficiency affects ~10-40% of the population in the developing countries. The most common treatment is a long and burdensome course of iron supplementation, which does not restore health for ~10-20% of those treated. Arianna hopes that her research will help inform the relationship between certain gut microbiomes and human iron health. In addition, by establishing how iron deconstructs human gut microbial communities, she hopes to provide a tool for the engineering of synthetic in vitro communities.

    Arianna is also an active member of the postdoctoral community and has held multiple positions on the leadership team of the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association, which include Co-chair, Advocacy Coordinator, and Events Coordinator.

    Arianna received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Montana State University in 2018. She worked in the lab of Dr. Jennifer DuBois where her research focused on how, at the molecular level, bacteria build iron into the versatile molecule known as heme and break it apart again. Her work examined how these reactions are critical for both pathogenic species, such as Staphylococcus aureus, and the resident bacteria of the digestive tract.

    Arianna’s work encompasses 6 published papers in journals like the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and ACS Biochemistry. She has presented her work in several conferences, including Gordon Research Conferences and the ASBMB Annual Meeting, and at Montana State University as part of the Kopriva Science Seminar Series after receiving the Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship.