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TRAM Annual Research Symposium 2018

Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Program in the Department of Medicine

Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

TRAM Annual Research Symposium 2018

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Stanford (faculty, staff, fellows, postdocs, students) 136 Registrations Jun 1, 2018 Free $0.00
non-Stanford participants 50 Registrations Jun 7, 2018 $200.00 $11.99
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Event Details



Thursday, June 7, 2018


8:45 am - 5:00 pm.  (Registration & breakfast begin at 8:30 am)


Paul Berg Hall - Li Ka Shing Center


Free for Stanford Community



Meeting Schedule:


8:30-8:45 am       

Registration and Breakfast  





Welcome by Dean Felsher, MD, PhD 

Director of TRAM


Professor Medicine-Oncology


Associate Director/Director of MSTP Admissions


Director Oncology Research


Co-Director CNT Training




Ken Mahaffey, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine

“Medical Technology Research:

Exciting Innovation, Operational Challenges”







Nazish Sayed, MD, PhD (PIs: Joseph Wu and Latha Palaniappan)
Instructor, Dept. of Medicine (Stanford Cardiovascular Institute)
“Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms of Physical Activity on Vascular Function
in Type 2 Diabetes”


Lauren Higdon, PhD (PIs: Jonathan Malzman and Jane Tan)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medicine (Nephrology)
“Relating clonality to polyfunctionality of CD8 T cell responses to cytomegalovirus
in transplant recipients”


Nils Nickel, MD (PIs: Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Alfredo Dubra and Ke Yuan)
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Dept. of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
“Retinal Microcirculation as a Biomarker in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”


Monica Kangussu, PhD (PIs: Upinder Singh and Kevin Grimes)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
“ReFRAME Library Screening to Identify Drug Candidates against Entamoeba histolytica”


Viola Chen, MD, PhD (PIs: Alice Fan, Matthew Rondina and Hanlee Ji)
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Dept. of Medicine (Oncology)
“Utilizing Platelet RNAseq for Early Detection of Kidney Cancer”


Bryan Xie, PhD candidate (PIs: Everett Meyer and Holden Maecker)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
“Identification of human invariant natural killer (iNK) T cell heterogeneity and implications
following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”



10:45  - 10:55 am        COFFEE BREAK         



Stefanie Jeffrey, MD

John and Marva Warnock Professor, Dept. of Surgery

Chief of Surgical Oncology Research

“Liquid Biopsy for Cancer: An Evolving Landscape”



PJ Utz, MD                                    

Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)

Associate Dean for Medical Student Research

Founder and Program Director, Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research (SIMR)                             

“Multiplexed Assays For Studying Human Immune Diseases”


12:00 - 1:00 pm           LUNCH                     






Jeffrey Glenn, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and of Microbiology & Immunology

Director of Center for Hepatitis and Liver Tissue Engineering

TRAM Advisory Committee Member

“Translating Molecular Virology Into Novel Antiviral Therapies”






Ian Chen, MD, PhD (PIs: Joseph Wu and Joseph Woo)
Instructor, Dept. of Medicine (Stanford Cardiovascular Institute)
“Deciphering the Mechanisms of Low-Calcification Phenotypes in
Severe Calcific Aortic Valve Disease”

Corinne Beinat, PhD (PIs: Sam Gambhir and Shivaani Kummar)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Radiology
“A novel imaging biomarker for earlier determination of therapeutic response
in recurrent glioblastoma”

Sandra Andorf, PhD (PIs: Kari Nadeau and Stephen Galli)
Instructor, Dept. of Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
“Identification of cross-reactive proteins in food allergens in patients with near-fatal food allergy to cashew and pistachio to improve immunotherapy outcomes”

Navika Shukla, MD Candidate (PIs: Calvin Kuo and Christina Curtis)
Medical Student
“Developing a Novel Precision Medicine Strategy for Squamous Cell Cancers”

Yu Xin (Will) Wang, PhD (PIs: Helen Blau, Gordon Lee, and Matthew Wheeler)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology (Baxter Laboratory for
Stem Cell Biology)
“Identification of pathological cellular interactions in Duchenne muscular dystrophy”

Oren Kolodny, PhD (PIs: Marcus Feldman, David Relman and Christopher Gardner)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Biology
“Emergence of microbiota-mediated lactose tolerance in humans”


2:40-2:50pm                   Coffee Break



Tracey McLaughlin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

"Dysfunctional Fat and Insulin Resistance”




Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Staff Physician (Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic)

Co-Director, Stanford Translational Investigator Program (TIP) Chair-Elect,

ATS Pulmonary Circulation Program Committee

“With Friends Like These:

Methamphetamine and Pulmonary Hypertension”




4:00-5:00pm                   POSTER SESSION and RECEPTION



Registration Tips: 



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Alternative transportation is highly recommended.   

Use the following as the destination address:

Li Ka Shing Center for 
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA 94305

For visitor parking information, use the following website:


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Joanna Liliental at


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, registration info can be updated anytime until 8:30 am, June 1st (1 week before the meeting).  After that, please contact Joanna Liliental at


Information for Poster Presenters:

Poster dimensions: 
2 feet x 3 feet posters.  

Poster boards will be available starting 8:30am in Room A.

They will feature the following categories of posters:

  • TRAM Sponsored Projects
  • MED221/121 Student Posters
  • Translational Medicine Core and Service Center Labs at Stanford
  • Novel and Emerging Technologies and Research Approaches




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Paul Berg Hall
Li Ka Shing Center - 2nd Floor
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Program in the Department of Medicine



  • TRAM was established by Dean Felsher MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine and Pathology) to provide an infrastructure to rapidly translate novel genomic/proteomic, nanoscale and imaging research discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic and facilitate bench-to-bedside development of cellular therapies.
  • Our initiatives include research facilities and pilot grants that support translational projects of faculty, clinical fellows and students.  The program also fosters education by organizing a series of seminars, workshops and an annual retreat.
  • TRAM program is interested in all phases of translational research, as well as both directions of translation (from bedside to bench and from bench to bedside) and also in the extension to the population level.




  • To serve a vital function in the Stanford Department of Medicine in the training of medical students, residents, and clinical fellows in performing translational research.
  • To facilitate basic, clinical and translational research by bringing together clinicians and scientists in new applied medicine projects.
  • To provide both structure and resources to encourage scientific interactions among different Department of Medicine Divisions, as well as collaborative research among clinical and research faculty, students, residents, and fellows.
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