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Principle Investigators

Sheri M. Krams, PhD

 
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Program in Immunology

Sheri M Krams

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

Research Interests:

  • Functions of microRNAs in transplantation
  • Identification and function of NK cells
  • Apoptosis and tissue damage in transplantation and liver disease

Email: smkrams@stanford.edu

Olivia M. Martinez, PhD

 
Professor
Department of Surgery
Program in Immunology

Olivia M Martinez

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:

  • Cytokine regulation of alloreactivity
  • Growth and survival of EBV+ B cell lymphomas
  • Cytokine signal transduction pathways
  • Immune mechanisms of tolerance post-transplantation

Email: omm@stanford.edu

Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, PhD

 
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Director, Liver Transplant Program

Carlos Esquivel

Education:

  • M.D., University of Costa Rica
  • Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden

Research Interests:

  • The molecular mechanisms of rejection
  • Induction of tolerance to achieve full acceptance of transplanted organs

 

 

Research Associates

Karine Piard-Ruster, PhD

 

Lab Manager & Research Associate

Karine Piard-Ruster

Education:

  • Ph.D, Paris VII Universit√©, France

Research Interests:

  • CD30 signaling in human T lymphocytes
  • Role of regulatory T cells in pediatric liver graft tolerance/rejection (clinical study).
  • Role of the NKG2D NK cell receptor in liver transplantation, in the rat.

Email: kruster@stanford.edu

Xuimei Qu

 

Microsurgeon

Xiumei Qu

Education:

Research Interests:

Email: xqu@stanford.edu

 


Postdoctoral and Medical Fellows

Liang Wei, PhD

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Liang Wei

Education:

  • PhD in Transplant Immunology, Sichuan University

Research Interests:

  • Mechanisms and functions of MicroRNAs in Transplantation, specifically in alloimmune responses post-transplant.

Email: liangwei@stanford.edu

Amy L. Lightner, MD

 

Clinical Fellow

AmyLightner

Education:

  • MD, Boston University

Research Interests:

  • Differentiation of embryonic stem cells into functional hepatocytes
  • Immunologic response to stem cell and their differentiated cellular products in transplantation.

Email: amy4@stanford.edu

Olivia L. Hatton, PhD

 

Post-doctoral Fellow

Olivia Hatton

Education:

  • PhD, Stanford University SOM

Research Interests:

  • Immune evasion mechanisms employed by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)-associated lymphomas
  • Pharmacological targeting of growth and survival pathways of EBV-lymphomas

Email: ohatton@stanford.edu

 


Graduate and Medical Student Researchers

Lori Phillips

 

Graduate Student

Lori Phillips

Education:

  • B.S. Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Interests:

  • Immune recognition and activation after mismatched transplantation of neural stem cells into the brain
  • Effect of innate immunity on neurogenesis of transplanted neural progenitors
  • Crosstalk between the brain and the peripheral immune system during inflammation and disease
  • Stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

Email: lordog@stanford.edu

Aleishia G.C. Harris

 

Graduate Student

Aleishia Harris

Education:

  • B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Research Interests:

  • Epstein Barr Virus-mediated mechanisms of immune evasion
  • Host cell microRNA induction by Epstein Barr Virus

Email: aleishia@stanford.edu

 


Undergraduate Students

Betty Pham

 
BettyPham

Education:

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests:

  • Expression of regulatory T cells and NK activation markers in pre- and post-liver transplant patients (adult and pediatric) as biomarkers for graft stability or rejection.

Email: bnpham@stanford.edu

Bryce Small

 
BryceSmall

Education:

  • Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests:

 

Email: basmall@stanford.edu

Annelise Mah

 
AnneliseMah

Education:

  • Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests:

 

Email: aiyahmah@stanford.edu

 


High School Students

Stefano Cestellos-Blanco

 

Student

StefanoCestellosBlanco

Education:

  • German International School of Silicon Valley

Email: cestellos@gmail.com

 

Information on alumni can be found here.

Last modified Monday, 26-Sep-2011 21:48:04 PDT