Medical Center Development
Inside the Lab

MARCH 8 2014


Stanford is internationally renowned for its leading-edge scientific research. Here in your own backyard, Nobel Laureates and countless award-winning scientists are leading today's biomedical revolution. Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in the lab of one of these scientists? This spring, researchers at Stanford invite you into their labs to experience the power of innovation first-hand. Meet our scientists, look through their microscopes, and see for yourself how world-changing discoveries are made.

In a small group, you will be guided through several research laboratories. You will receive a hands-on, interactive presentation about the groundbreaking work taking place in each lab, and will get to talk one-on-one with the graduate students and postdocs who work there. At lunch, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with the scientists in small groups, and to hear a stimulating presentation from one of our accomplished faculty leaders.

We hope you will join us to experience this rare opportunity to see inside some of the most exciting labs in the world, and learn about the potential they hold for transforming health care.

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10:00 AM

Check in and Welcome

10:30 AM

Visit labs and interact with innovators and their discoveries

12:00 PM

"Lunch and Learn" including a presentation and
Q&A with a faculty leader

1:00 PM

Event concludes


For more information, call 650.725.0814 or email



Lab 1

Miriam Goodman, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Research identifying the molecules that form force, which offers unique insights into how we feel and sense the world around us. Developing new tools and approaches to analyzing acuity and how it is effected by disease. (lab website)

Lab 2

Anne Villeneuve, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics
Studying meiosis in sexually reproducing organisms and the possibility of its connection to miscarriages and birth defects in humans. (lab website)

Lab 3

Denise Monack, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Analyzing various types of bacteria to understand the mechanisms and interactions by which they can survive, multiply, and even attack in spite of the human immune system. (lab website)

Lab 4

Mark A. Kay, MD, PhD, Dennis Farrey Family Professor in Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics
The Kay Lab, in the Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, is focused on developing gene transfer technologies and gene therapies for genetic and acquired diseases such as hemophilia, hepatitis C and B viral infections, and diabetes. (lab website)


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