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  • Hector Rodrigo Mendez

    Hector Rodrigo Mendez

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. Hector Rodrigo Mendez is a Medical Geneticist from Argentina. Rodrigo completed a residency program in Medical Genetics at Centro Nacional de Genetica Medica – ANLIS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a Master’s program in Medical Molecular Biology at Buenos Aires University.

    Rodrigo continued his scientific career at a German Genomic Start-up, working as a human geneticist and providing his experience in rare disorders, genomic data (WGS/WES/gene panels) analysis, variant interpretation, and its integration with a deep focus on genotype-phenotype correlation.

    Rodrigo’s areas of expertise are rare disorders, NGS technology, Whole Genome Sequencing analysis, and ACMG interpretation guidelines, and his research aims are:

    - Collection and analysis of clinical data through deep-learning phenotyping approaches.
    - Multi-omic data integration to elucidate complex and rare genetic disorders.
    - International collaborations to break down barriers to research participation amongst those who have been under-represented.

    At Stanford University, under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Wheeler, he is conducting his postdoctoral research studies to achieve his scientific goals.

  • Samuel Montalvo Hernandez

    Samuel Montalvo Hernandez

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioI am a clinical exercise physiologist and sport biomechanist interested in human exercise and sports performance. I am a certified performance and sport scientist (CPSS) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction (CSCS, *D) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2022, I was honored with the 2022 Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. As a research exercise and sport scientist, I am interested in understanding the mechanical, molecular, and physiological mechanisms of human performance. Additionally, I am interested in creating new and practical training methods to improve human exercise and sports performance.

  • Eric Mou, MD

    Eric Mou, MD

    Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Oncology

    BioI was born in Oregon and raised in Iowa, where I cultivated my initial interest in science and medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Iowa before heading to Stanford University for my internal medicine residency and oncology fellowship training. I chose this field to try my best in assisting patients during times of great need, and working to understand what is of greatest importance to them as they navigate their unique journey of cancer care. My clinical focus is in the care of patients with lymphoma and other hematologic cancers. My scholarly interests include better understanding the efficacy cancer therapeutics, improving patients' experience as the proceed through treatment, and promoting strength in medical education.

  • Tushar Mungle

    Tushar Mungle

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Informatics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsUse electronic health records (EHRs) to identify and classify common ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. We aim to develop an approach to accurately identify these conditions using EHRs. This will be followed by cluster analysis to identify novel subtypes of these conditions that have not been recognized before. Finally, we will develop an approach to extract outcome data from EHRs for patients with these conditions in the primary care setting.

  • Michitaka Nakano

    Michitaka Nakano

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Hematology

    BioI am a MD/PhD postdoctoral fellow and medical oncologist with a long-standing interest in translational cancer research. My long-term goal is to be a lab-based physician-scientist and independent academic researcher, translating basic cancer research, and mentoring next-generation scientists. My thesis work in Japan focused on cancer stem cell equilibrium by uniquely applying organoid culture as a method to elucidate cancer stem cell dynamics, which was awarded in Japanese Cancer Association. Along with the development of the field represented by success in T cell checkpoint, my interest gradually shifted to immune oncology while I examined numerous numbers of cancer patients as a medical oncology fellow. My postdoctoral fellowship at Calvin Kuo Lab in Stanford (2019-present) focuses on tumor immune microenvironment. Kuo lab developed a unique 3D air-liquid interface (ALI) organoid system that cultures tumors while preserving their endogenous infiltrating immune cells (T,B ,NK, Myeloid cells). My postdoctoral work will prove the significance of organoids as a translational tool to discover tumor-immune interaction by novel checkpoint inhibitors for immune cells, which can be broadly applicable to basic cancer biology, precision medicine, therapeutics validation and biomarker discovery.

  • Fateme Nateghi Haredasht

    Fateme Nateghi Haredasht

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Informatics

    BioAs a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, I find myself at the exciting intersection of machine learning and healthcare. My journey began with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in Belgium, where I delved into the complexities of machine learning algorithms and their transformative potential in healthcare settings. My research, particularly focused on adapting these algorithms for time-to-event data (a method used for predicting specific events in a patient’s future), has not only been a challenging endeavor but also a deeply fulfilling one.

    Now at Stanford, my role involves not just advancing machine learning integration in healthcare, but also collaborating with a diverse team of experts. Together, we're striving to unravel complex healthcare challenges and improve patient outcomes.

  • Madelena Ng

    Madelena Ng

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Informatics

    BioDr. Ng is a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, mentored by Dr. Tina Hernandez Boussard. Her research aims to illuminate the evolving ethical and practical challenges with emerging technologies used for health purposes. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Ng facilitated mobile- and internet-based health research initiatives with the Health eHeart Study and the Eureka Digital Research Platform and developed research study prototypes that used blockchain technology for health data exchange. Her current work focuses on discerning key challenges that exist at each stage of the AI life cycle and generating informed guidance to drive the responsible and equitable use of AI for patient care.

  • Minh Dai Nguyen

    Minh Dai Nguyen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Gastroenterology

    BioDr. Minh Nguyen joined the Prof. Jeffrey Glenn laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar in August 2022. In collaboration with Safaran ChEM-H Medicinal Chemistry Knowledge Center, his research objective is to harness the power of organic synthesis toward the development of novel antiviral therapies. Minh obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Prof. Amos B. Smith, III, where his doctoral work centered on the convergent total synthesis of two marine natural products nahuoic acids Cii and Dii.

  • Connor Galen O'Brien

    Connor Galen O'Brien

    Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. O'Brien is a native of Menlo Park, CA. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. At Columbia he was elected to both Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honors Societies. He completed an Internal Medicine residency as well as fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. In his third year of fellowship, he was selected Chief Cardiology Fellow.
    He is currently a post-doctoral fellow performing regenerative medicine research, specifically studying the role of exosomes in treating cardiomyopathy. In addition to his basic science research, he is also involved in human clinical trials investigating the role of stem cells in treating various forms of cardiomyopathy.