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Postdoctoral Scholars

Meet the Berry Fellows

Avishek Adhikari
Avishek (Avi) Adhikari

Year: 23
Department/Division: Bioengineering
Faculty Mentor: Karl Deisseroth
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Avishek_Adhikari/
Project Title: Dissection of the fear supression circuitry with optogenetics
Project Lay Statement: A child must go through many experiences to adequately prepare for adulthood, including learning to socialize, dealing with challenges in... More »

Viviana Risca
Viviana Risca

Year: 23
Department/Division: Genetics
Faculty Mentor: William Greenleaf
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Viviana_Risca/
Project Title: The architecture of the genome: Mapping chromatin structure in the living nucleus
Project Lay Statement: Fully two meters of DNA is packaged within the microscopic cell nucleus, a feat that requires the wrapping of genomic DNA wrapped around proteins in.... More »

Ying Yang
Ying Yang

Year: 23
Department/Division: Pediatrics
Faculty Mentor: Michael Lin
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Ying_Yang/
Project Title: Local Shank protein synthesis in synaptic plasticity and Fragile X Syndrome
Project Lay Statement: Today, 1 in every 110 kids is diagnosed with autism. Children with autism usually have little interest in people; they keep to themselves, act in abnormal ways... More »

Yesde (Ester) Son
Yesde (Ester) Son

Year: 24
Department/Division: Pathology
Faculty Mentor: Gerald Crabtree
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Yesde_Son/
Project Title: Mechanism of mutual opposition between Polycomb and BAF complexes
Project Lay Statement: Orderly control of gene expression is critical for the proper development of each cell as well as its stability throughout the adult life. More »

Elif Sarinay Cenik
Elif Sarinay Cenik

Year: 24
Department/Division: Developmental Biology and Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Maria Barna
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Elif_Sarinay/
Project Title: Decoding the 5'UTR Regulatory Landscape Controlling Mammalian Gene Expression
Project Lay Statement: A growing number of very distinct childhood pathologies, collectively referred to as "ribosomopathies", are all strikingly characterized by mutations in components of the ribosome. More »

Zaneta Odrowaz
Zaneta Odrowaz

Year: 24
Department/Division: Medicine/Endocrinology
Faculty Mentor: Katrin Chua
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Zaneta_Odrowaz/
Project Title: SIRT6: a novel regulator of brain function and childhood brain disorders.
Project Lay Statement: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) affect more than 1% of children, but their background is only beginning to be understood. More »

Zaneta Odrowaz
Peng Li

Year: 24
Department/Division: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Mark Krasnow
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Peng_Li/
Project Title: Characterization of a sigh control center in the brain: A potential etiology of SIDS
Project Lay Statement: Breathing becomes essential immediately after birth, and its malfunction causes life-threating diseases starting in early postnatal life, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). More »

Zaneta Odrowaz
Xuecai Ge

Year: 22
Department/Division: Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Scott
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Xuecai_Ge/
Project Title: A New Approach to Inhibit Pediatric Tumor Growth: Control of Hedgehog Signal Transduction by Neurophilins
Project Lay Statement: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common childhood malignant brain tumor. More »

Zaneta Odrowaz
Nan Yang

Year: 22
Department/Division: Pathology
Faculty Mentor: Marius Werning
CAP: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Nan_Yang/
Project Title: Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into oligodendroglial cells
Project Lay Statement: Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is an inherited disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. More »

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