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  • Julian Wolf MD, MS

    Julian Wolf MD, MS

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Julian Wolf M.D., M.S. is a clinician-scientist, ophthalmologist, and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University. Dr. Wolf engages in translational research with the goal of finding new therapies for blinding eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His interests include combining cutting-edge omics technology, systems biology, and artificial intelligence to assess the mechanisms of aging and disease of the human eye that he validates in animal and in vitro models.

    Dr. Wolf graduated medical school in Germany and started his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Freiburg, where he was awarded the Henning Zügel Foundation Award for excellence in research. He identified a new therapeutic target for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and developed a web resource (https://www.eye-transcriptome.com) that allows scientists to explore his data covering gene expression profiles of human eye diseases. For his work, he was awarded the prestigious Helmholtz Research Award of the German Society of Ophthalmology.

    As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University, Dr. Wolf developed computational methods that integrate liquid biopsy proteomics, single cell transcriptomics, and artificial intelligence to investigate aging and disease mechanisms at the cell level in living patients (Wolf et al., Cell, 2023). For his work, he was awarded the Research Award of the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation. Dr. Wolf graduated with a Master of Science in Translational Research and Applied Medicine from Stanford University. Together with world-class scientists, industry leaders, and successful entrepreneurs, he developed strategies how his scientific discoveries in the laboratory could one day improve his patients' lives.

    Dr. Wolf has published 38 peer-reviewed manuscripts, among them first-authorships in Cell, BBA Molecular Basis of Disease, and Genomics.

  • George Yang

    George Yang

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ophthalmology

    BioGeorge Ming YANG is a 2nd-year Postdoc scholar at Stanford Ophthalmology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ophthalmology in 2022 at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Before that, he got a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine (B.Med) in the Department of Clinical Medicine, at Taishan Medical University (currently Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences), China, in 2017.

    Under the guidance of Prof. Wai Ching Lam, Prof. Kwok-Fai So, and Dr.Amy Lo, he mainly focuses on the mechanism studies and investigation of potential therapeutic targets of age-related macular degeneration and retinal degeneration in vitro and in vivo at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.

    His research interests and projects also extend to pharmaceutical and screening of the neuroprotection and optic nerve regeneration strategies in glaucoma under Dr.Yang Hu's supervision. He also has been leading a SPARK Program in Translational Research at Stanford University to promote Coph-NMNAT2 gene therapy into clinical use.

    He has published 18 peer-reviewed articles as a first/co-first author in such journals, with 4 on-going projects in his postdoctoral study. He has been a peer reviewer for 22 journals including The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific, Theranostics, Cell & Bioscience, Journal of Clinical Medicine, and Stem Cell Research & Therapy. His study was funded by the National Student’s Platform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program (No.201510439107).

    In addition to his research, he has been serving as a guest journal editor for 3 journals, including Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Biomedicines, and Cell Transplantation while pursuing his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral studies.

    His research is recognized by the field and he was awarded the National Scholarship of China (Top 0.5%), the National Endeavor Scholarship of China (Top 1%), the Outstanding Graduate Award (Undergraduate GPA ranking 1/50 in class and 36/827 in the department of clinical medicine), Postgraduate Scholarship for MPhil and PhD studies, YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship, Mary Sun Medical Scholarship (Two most preeminent MPhil/Ph.D. students in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine awarded).

    He is dedicated to coaching high-performance teams & and individuals. He has been a program leader for the Stanford Graduate Summer Research Program and mentored 7 postgraduates. He has been a research mentor at Stanford Ophthalmology for two years and mentored high school, college, and PhD students from domestically and overseas. Additionally, he is a sports fan with a Stanford Intramural Championship (Boat Racing). He enjoys the sport's passion and team spirit as a captain.

  • Shuai Yang

    Shuai Yang

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Yang obtained doctorate degree in Ophthalmology at 2017 in Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Afterwards, He works as an eye doctor in Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital. His clinial and experimantal interest is retinal disease. In June 2023, he joined Prof. Hartnett's lab to conduct postdoctoral research in neovascularization-related retinal diseases.