2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomechanical Engineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Creed Stary, Anesthesia, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Astrocytes protect the brain against injury. Ryan will be comparing astrocytes from two regions of the brain—one that is resistant to low blood flow, and one that is vulnerable—to develop new treatments to protect the brain from injury.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

MicroRNA Regulation of Neuronal Mitochondrial Function During Oxidative Stress

Ryan Buchanan1, Anand Rao1, Georgia Kaidonis1, Xiaoyun Sun1, Creed Stary1
[Department of Anesthesia1, Stanford University]