Faculty

All of the faculty associated with the DSCB graduate program are listed below. Click on a faculty name to view a detailed description of an individual research program, contact information, recent publications and links to other relevant websites.
 

Yin Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Institute for Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Functional genomics, gene regulation, 3D chromatin architecture, and human diseases

Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD

Director, Comprehensive Center for Brain Development
Professor
Department of Neurology
Research Summary: 
The genetics of autism and epilepsy: studies in cerebral development and connectivity

Julie Sneddon, PhD

Asst Professor In Residence
Diabetes Center
Research Summary: 
The niche in pancreatic development and disease

Matthew Springer, PhD

Professor
Department of Medicine
Cardiology Division
Research Summary: 
Angiogenesis & vascular biology, myocardial repair, endothelial function, and second hand smoke

Deepak Srivastava, MD

Younger Family Director, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Wilma and Adeline Pirag Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Developmental Cardiology
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Research Summary: 
Molecular and Genetic Dissection of Cardiogenesis and its role in human disease

Saul Villeda, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Brain Aging and Rejuvenation

Bruce Wang, MD

Assistant Prof In Residence
Medicine
Research Summary: 
We study how the different cell types in the liver, in particular the hepatocyte, are generated during development, patterned and maintained during adulthood, and regenerate after injury.

Rong Wang, PhD

Professor
Department of Surgery
Research Summary: 
Molecular Regulation of Arterial-Venous Programming in Development and Disease

Valerie Weaver, PhD

Director, Center for Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
Co-Director, Stanford/UCSF/Berkeley Physical Sciences and Oncology Program
Member, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member, Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Professor
Department of Surgery
Department of Anatomy
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Research Summary: 
Forcing tissue morphogenesis and malignancy

Orion Weiner, PhD

Professor
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Summary: 
Cell Polarity During Leukocyte Chemotaxis

William A. Weiss, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
Research Summary: 
Mouse models and developmental therapeutics for neural cancers, particularly pediatric cancers

Zena Werb, PhD

Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Anatomy
Research Summary: 
Determining mechanisms controlling stem cell fate decisions, cell migration and invasion, inflammation and angiogenesis during mammary gland development and breast tumorigenesis.

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