2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Dean Felsher, Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology

Dave Praharaj, a rising senior, is a biology major with an interest in cancer and molecular biology. This summer he is working in the Felsher lab under Dr. Alice Fan. He will be using a nanoimmunoassay to analyze fine needle aspirate (FNA) samples of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients to help identify proteomic cancer signatures for kidney cancer. In his free time he enjoys bollywood dance and pickup soccer. After graduation, Dave wants to attend medical school and pursue a career with a focus on clinical research and personalized medicine.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Defining Nanoproteomic Profiles of Kidney Cancer

Dave R. Praharaj1, Jennifer J. O’Rourke1, Thomas J. Metzner1, Rachael Curtis1, Sandy Srinivas1, Joanna E. Liliental1, John Leppert1, Alice C. Fan1, Dean W. Felsher1
[Stanford Cancer Institute1, Stanford University]