Silvana Konermann has accepted our offer to join the department as an assistant professor. Currently she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute and a HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow. She will begin at Stanford in October 2019. Welcome, Silvana!
On Dec. 14, 2014, after many months of not getting expected results, Jim Spudich got into bed, read a chunk of a novel, fell asleep and had a dream that would change the focus of his entire field in thinking about what causes a common and often lethal heart defect. Read more.
Drug companies want to use STING to fight cancer. Now insights into the structure and activity could help that quest. Read more.
The National Academy of Sciences will honor Sharon Long with the 2019 Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology. The award will be presented on April 28 during the Academy's 156th annual meeting. Read more.
Why a defective gene is tied so strongly to Parkinson’s disease has baffled researchers. Now, a study led by Stanford scientists appears to have pieced together a major part of the puzzle. Read more.
Elizabeth Winzeler (Former Postdoc, Davis Lab) was awarded the Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology for her contributions to antimalarial drug development. Read more on why having an atypical background can be an advantage by providing a different perspective on a challenge.
Peter Kim is one of three recipients of the 2019 Stanford Medicine Alumni Association Award, presented to distinguished alumni for exceptional service to Stanford Medicine and outstanding lifetime contributions to medicine and the biomedical sciences. Read more.
A strategic thinker and collaborative physician-scientist, Dr. Artandi’s understanding of the opportunities to develop synergies between the elements of the tripartite mission of excellence in research, patient care, and education make him uniquely qualified to further the SCI’s goal of translating Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care. Read more.
Gilbert Chu was elected to the American Physical Society for contributions at the intersection of physics and the life sciences, including PET, electrophoresis, and statistical methods for microarrays, and for discovering and characterizing proteins involved in DNA repair and developing instrumentation for assessing toxicity associated with cancer chemotherapy.