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John R. Pringle
Professor of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Much of our research exploits the power of yeast as an experimentally tractable model eukaryote to investigate fundamental problems in cell and developmental biology such as the mechanisms of cell polarization and cytokinesis. In another project, we are developing the small sea anemone Aiptasia as a model system for study of the molecular and cellular biology of dinoflagellate-cnidarian symbiosis, which is critical for the survival of most corals but still very poorly understood.
Professor of Genetics and of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in a broad range of problems at the interface of genomics and evolutionary biology. One current focus of the lab is in understanding how genetic variation impacts gene regulation and complex traits. We also have long-term interests in using genetic data to learn about population structure, history and adaptation, especially in humans.
FOR UP-TO-DATE DETAILS ON MY LAB AND RESEARCH, PLEASE SEE: http://pritchardlab.stanford.edu
Charles G. Prober, MD
Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My area of research interest is focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children. Much of my research has focused on viral infections, especially those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). I have conducted a number of studies concerned with the epidemiology of HSV-2 infections in pregnant women, their partners, and neonates. Recently, I have extended these epidemiologic studies to adolescents.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Prochaska's research expertise centers on technology-mediated health behavior change interventions including targets of tobacco, physical activity, and dietary change. Working with Alaska Native and Latino communities, people with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug problems, or heart disease, and jobseekers and the unhoused, Dr. Prochaska’s research combines stage-tailored interventions with pharmacotherapy and utilizes interactive expert system interventions and social media.
Robert N. Proctor
Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tobacco and cigarette design; human origins and evolution; changing concepts of health and disease; medical history and medical politics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Development and application of composite measurement of quality - Baby-MONITOR
2) High reliability, safety culture and caregiver resilience as modifiers of care quality
3) Modifiable racial/ethnic disparities in quality of care delivery
4) Accountable care organizations and their effect on regionalized care delivery systems for preterm newborns
Beth L. Pruitt
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in microscale mechanics and MEMS-based metrologies primarily for small scale mechanics sensing and acutation. Applied research focuses on systems development and characterization. Fundamental research questions focus on mechanotransduction and cellular biomechanics.