Bio


Thomas Bearrood received his B.A. from St. Olaf College, double majoring in chemistry and math. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate research was completed in Jeff Chan's lab, where he developed activity-based fluorescent and photoacoustic probes for biologically interesting molecules. Thomas came to Stanford in 2021 as a postdoctoral scholar in James Chen's lab. His current research focuses on understanding the role of ALDH1B1 in gastrointestinal cancers.

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  • Targeting colorectal cancer with small-molecule inhibitors of ALDH1B1 Nature Chemical Biology Feng, Z., Hom, M. E., Bearrood, T. E., Rosenthal, Z. C., Fern├índez, D., Ondrus, A. E., Gu, Y., McCormick, A. K., Tomaske, M. G., Marshall, C. R., Chen, C., Mochly-Rosen, D., Kuo, C. J., Chen, J. K. 2022