Agnieszka Czechowicz ’05 Ph.D. ’10 M.D. ’11, assistant professor in pediatrics, has developed a preventive gene therapy treatment that would eliminate the need for radiation and help children accept healthy stem cells.
Yasmin Hurd, director of the Mount Sinai Addiction Institute, deconstructed the neurobiology behind addiction disorders and presented new approaches for treatment of such diseases in a Thursday lecture.
Robert Langer, widely regarded as the founder of the tissue engineering field in regenerative medicine, spoke about biomaterials and cell therapy at Stanford on Wednesday.
Steven Artandi, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed director of the Stanford Cancer Institute — an initiative that aims to improve cancer treatment at Stanford — on Oct. 1. He was previously a professor of medicine and biochemistry at the School of Medicine and will succeed outgoing director Beverly Mitchell, M.D., who has led the Institute for the past 10 years.
If you happened to see Cisco Vlahakis walking around today in the engineering quad, it’d be impossible to know that almost three months ago he was lying in a hospital bed missing 65 percent of his liver. While most Stanford students spent their summers working internships and preparing for their dream careers, Cisco was recovering…
The Arizona Cactus Garden, first planted in the 1880s for Jane and Leland Stanford, was maintained until the 1920s. Since 1997, however, volunteers have been working to restore the garden. Today, volunteers rally around their passion for cacti gardening and enjoy the beauty of the plants.
The first film in the Stanford Summer Human Rights Series, “Stink!”, was screened on campus on July 19. The series is part of the Camera as a Witness (CAW) Program, which was founded by Stanford teacher and lecturer Jasmina Bojic eight years ago. The three films that will be shown in the Summer Series are selected from the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) archives, according to Bojic.
As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.