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  • Kensuke Toyama

    Kensuke Toyama

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Several neuronal diseases such as ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and vascular dementia are associated with cerebral vascular injuries or pathologies. Cerebral vascular injuries cause blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption/dysfunction and BBB dysfunction is significantly associated with neurological diseases. Therefore, an understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating BBB permeability and disruption is required for establishing efficacious therapeutic strategies.

    There is currently a paucity of data available regarding the molecular mechanism of BBB dysfunction. microRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression by targeting mRNAs. microRNAs have been implicated in the development and progression of various diseases, such as vascular disease. However the role of microRNAs on BBB breakdown or permeability remains unclear. We aim to determine the role of candidate microRNAs in BBB breakdown and consequently establish novel prevention and therapeutic interventions.

  • Khai Hoan Tram

    Khai Hoan Tram

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2018

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Epidemiological modeling, infectious diseases, global health policy

  • Cawa Tran

    Cawa Tran

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The key to understanding mechanisms that mediate cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses is to do experiments that target functional questions. With my background and training in developmental and larval biology, along with the lab group’s success of inducing Aiptasia to spawn in the lab, I see great opportunities to look at larvae and their specificity with certain strains of Symbiodinium and how might that progress through settlement and metamorphosis. Analysis of the transcriptomic changes between symbiotic and aposymbiotic larvae, and when larvae are exposed to different symbiont types, would provide immense information on specificity that could be different from the specificity seen at the adult stage. This study will contribute to our understanding of coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis in relation to early life history and physiology. I was previously trained at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory in Honolulu and received my Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. Prior to that, I obtained a B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. A native of San Diego and a lover of both the Pacific and the Bay Area, I greatly enjoy the outdoors, the ocean, the arts, and I do creative writing on the side.

  • De Tran, MD

    De Tran, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Bio I would like to use the office visits as opportunities to engage the patients in participating in managing their well-being, and to bring them world-class Stanford Health Care.

  • Katherine Travis

    Katherine Travis

    Instructor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    Bio I began working at Stanford after obtaining my PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. My doctoral research investigated the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological correlates of word understanding abilities in healthy 1-2 year old infants, bilingual and hearing impaired adults. I am experienced using a range of human neuroimaging techniques including magneto and electro-encephalography as well as structural MRI techniques, including diffusion and quantitative MRI in pediatric populations.

    I am most interested in studying the neural bases of language and reading skills in young children. Presently, I am applying advanced neuroimaging techniques, including diffusion and quantitative MRI, to examine how white matter structures of the brain contribute to reading and language skills in both healthy children and children born pre-term. Understanding both the neural and behavioral factors underlying these skills will help to identify children who are at greatest risk for learning difficulties. In later stages of this research, I will assist in developing and assessing interventional strategies for improving reading abilities in children at risk for delays.