Faculty Flash Talks

Some of Stanford's brightest scientific minds offer brief, inspiring glimpses of how – thanks to the generosity of our philanthropic partners – the future of biomedicine looks bright.

Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), Genetics, and Biomedical Data Science
"We'll corral the power of big data to predict the diseases you are at risk for, and precisely treat the ones that do befall you."

Mark Cullen, MD
Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), of Biomedical Data Science, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
"We'll make whole swaths of society healthier by leveraging medical, biological, social, and environmental sciences."

Adam de la Zerda, PhD
Assistant Professor of Structural Biology
"We’ll light up tumors with lasers and sound to find brain cancer at its earliest, most curable stages."

Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

"We’ll master a new level of knowledge about the brain to create individually tailored treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and head trauma."

David Glass

Graduate Student, Immunology

"We’ll attack dengue fever—a risk to half the world’s population—and apply what we learn to other global scourges."

Michael Longaker, MD
Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor of Medicine

"We’ll use bedside tissue engineering in the operating room to make conventional surgery a thing of the past."

Crystal Mackall, MD
Leader, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program

"We’ll mobilize the body’s immune system to fight cancer and create a whole new arsenal of effective treatments."

S.V. Mahadevan, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine

"We’ll deliver the outstanding emergency care and disaster response we all depend on here in Northern California."

Sukhmani Padda, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

"We’ll accelerate the rate at which we translate new breakthroughs in cancer knowledge into safer, better, more individualized treatments."

David Schneider, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
"We’ll figure out how infectious diseases progress and find new ways to recover from them."

Leanne Williams, PhD
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

"We’ll improve the lives of those who suffer from mental health disorders by applying fresh insights about the human brain to real-world clinical care."

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
Professor of Neurology

"We’ll slow the aging process, and combat Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system."

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