Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members and fellows are generating scientific advances that expand our understanding of how the body works and will ultimately improve human health. These news stories and press releases describe some of those breakthroughs.
May 23, 2022 - Stanford News
Supported by a Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Sindy Tang, Stephen Galli, and Kari Nadeau have developed a system to quickly isolate rare, allergen-reactive white blood cells, called basophils, using microfluidics and magnets. The new device could help revolutionize allergy diagnosis from the current slow and painful process of skin tests and oral food challenges.
May 12, 2022 - American Chemical Society Central Science
New research from co-lead authors Dr. Fadi El Rami and Dr. Jianghang Xie, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Jianghong Rao and Robert Negrin, and Stanford Bio-X Travel Award recipient Surya Murty represents work from the laboratory of the late Dr. Sam Gambhir. The team designed a novel granzyme B activated self-assembly small molecule for the assessment of immunotherapy efficacy, and monitored its activity together with the immune cell trafficking and tumor infiltration.
May 2, 2022 - Stanford Medicine News Center
According to a new study from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Juliet Knowles, John Huguenard, and Michelle Monje and Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program participants Tristan Saucedo, Eleanor Frost, and Lydia Tam, a brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment.
April 8, 2022 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Eric Appel, Crystal Mackall, Ovijit Chaudhuri, and Jennifer Cochran, Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Caitlin Maikawa, and Stanford Bio-X Travel Award recipients Abigail Grosskopf, Gillie Agmon Roth, and Santiago Correa have developed a gel composed of only two ingredients that can provide a temporary, hospitable environment that helps activate modified immune cells to attack cancerous tumors.
March 15, 2022 - Hepatology Communications
New research from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Joshua Knowles, Euan Ashley, and Aijaz Ahmed, with Stanford Bio-X/Novo Nordisk Foundation Visiting Scholars Theresia Schnurr and Johanne Justesen, investigates genetic predisposition and unhealthy lifestyle, known risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, to determine whether the genetic risk is modified by physical activity, muscular fitness, and/or adiposity.
March 10, 2022 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Christopher Garcia, with co-lead author Stanford Bio-X Fellow Caleb Glassman, have discovered the structure of a critical cellular-signaling molecule that has long eluded researchers. The finding may lead to new therapies for cancers and autoimmune diseases.
March 8, 2022 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Michael Angelo, Purvesh Khatri, Niaz Banaei, Matthijs van de Rijn, and Sean Bendall, with Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Alea Delmastro, have found that tuberculosis lesions in the lungs have high levels of proteins that suppress the immune system. Cancer drugs that target these proteins could be used to fight the bacterial infection.
March 1, 2022 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members W. E. Moerner and Stanley Qi and co-first author Stanford Bio-X Fellow Jiarui Wang used super-resolution microscopy to uncover new details about the location of viral molecules in a cell after coronavirus infection.
February 18, 2022 - Stanford Engineering
A new platform from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and former Bio-X Fellow Xiaojing Gao enables the circuits to release the proteins from the cell or display them on the cell surface, potentially opening up new opportunities in synthetic biology.
January 21, 2022 - Stanford Engineering
Zhenan Bao, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, received the award for her innovations in bio-interfacing wearable health monitoring devices.
January 21, 2022 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Nirao Shah and Karl Deisseroth, with Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Grace Wang, found more than 1,000 gene-activation differences between female and male mice’s brains, plus more than 600 between females in different stages of their reproductive cycle.
January 13, 2022 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Robert Majzner, Crystal Mackall, Carolyn Bertozzi, Ravindra Majeti, Julien Sage, Irving Weissman, Heike Daldrup-Link, Jennifer Cochran, Michelle Monje, and Jose Vilches-Moure, Stanford Bio-X Fellows Payton Marshall and Jack Silberstein, Stanford Bio-X Genentech Postdoc Fellow Anna Geraghty, and Stanford Bio-X Travel Award recipient Louise Kiru have discovered that two anti-cancer antibodies have a much stronger effect against pediatric nerve-cell and bone cancers in mice than either one alone.
January 5, 2022
The Stanford Bio-X Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 19th annual competition for Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships.
November 22, 2021
RFP LIVE NOW: the Stanford Bio-X Program and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have opened its call for applications for the Visiting Scholar or Visiting Postdoc Fellowships @ Stanford Bio-X!
October 18, 2021
Applications for the 2022 Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program are due Wednesday, January 19, 2022!
October 1, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty and Clark Center building resident Sergiu Pasca has led the development of a novel brain research tool for understanding diseases of brain development.
September 28, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member, neuroscientist and pediatric neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje is being recognized for her work to understand healthy brain development and create therapies for a group of lethal brain tumors.
September 24, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and Clark Center building resident faculty Dr. Karl Deisseroth's discoveries regarding microbial light-activated molecules led to his development of a way to manipulate selected neurons in living animals to observe changes in their behavior.
September 23, 2021 - Stanford Report
Three Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members, Kristy Red-Horse, Michelle Monje, and Rhiju Das, join 21 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.
September 7, 2021 - Wu Tsai Neuro
Catherine Holman Johnson Director of Stanford Bio-X Carla Shatz and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Jun Ding, with lead author Eddy Albarran, turned mice into “super-learners” by stabilizing the new connections formed while animals learned a tricky new movement, which could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
August 26, 2021 - Stanford News
With support from a Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant and a Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellowship, Bio-X affiliated faculty members Ron Dror and Rhiju Das and Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Stephan Eismann have developed machine learning methods that accurately predict the 3D shapes of drug targets and other important biological molecules, even when only limited data is available.
July 13, 2021 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Scott Delp, Steven Collins, and Mykel Kochenderfer, with graduate student Patrick Slade, have made a system made with two inexpensive sensors proves to be more accurate than smartwatches for measuring calories burned during activity – and the instructions for making the system yourself are available for free online.
July 9, 2021
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and Clark Center building resident faculty Sergiu Paşca has received the 2021 Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Patient-oriented Clinical Investigation from the American Philosophical Society.
July 6, 2021 - Stanford Engineering
It takes massive energy to make nitrogen fertilizer, but Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Elizabeth Sattely and first author Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Tim Schnabel have shown that modified bacteria can do it at room temperature.
May 26, 2021 - Nature
New research from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Michelle Monje, Jeffrey Goldberg, John Huguenard, and Erin Gibson, with Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Jared Hysinger, finds that light-induced activation of neuronal cells in the retina stimulates the formation of optic-nerve tumors in cancer-prone mice, revealing a potential role of neuronal activity in cancer initiation.
May 25, 2021 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Bo Wang and Stephen Quake, first author Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (Anonymous Donor) and Stanford Bio-X SIGF Alec Tarashansky, and Lavidge and McKinley Interdisciplinary Fellow and Stanford Bio-X SIGF Margarita Khariton created an algorithm to identify similar cell types from species – including fish, mice, flatworms and sponges – that have diverged for hundreds of millions of years, which could help fill in gaps in our understanding of evolution.