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  • Luis Cordova, DDS, PhD

    Luis Cordova, DDS, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Orthopedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, my clinical practice focused on the treatment of facial skeletal diseases and subsequent bone reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and dental implantology. As a scientist, my research focuses on the translational aspects of the interactions between bone cells with the immune and vascular components. During my Ph.D. (under Prof. Dominique Heymann, France) I started working with animal models of bone diseases, developing an innovative siRNA-based therapy for the treatment of bone loss associated with orthopaedic implants failure. Also, I developed a surgical mouse model of osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with anti-resorptive drugs (Bisphosphonates). Consecutively, in my postdoctoral stage at Stanford University (with Prof. Stuart Goodman), I have strongly increased my experience in the field of bone-biomaterial interactions focusing on the translational aspects of the improvement of bone-healing impairment in aging. For this aim, my research focus in to determine growth factors involved in the interaction between bone and immune cells and to move this knowledge to clinical uses. Moreover, I developed intellectual skills to identify relevant needs for clinical practice, propose an experimental design to solve them by using the lab resources, core facilities and collaboration with others research groups at Stanford University. At Stanford University, I discovered opportunities to move my research to the real products or services for healthcare. For this aim, I am a component of the Stanford Venture Studio community, receiving feedback from my ideas, personalized advising and connecting with peers.

  • Yixiao Dong

    Yixiao Dong

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I received my PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2013.July at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), under the supervision of Dr Wenxin Wang (NFB), Dr Yolanda Garcia (NUIG) and Prof Abhay Pandit (NFB). My PhD thesis was based on injectable hydrogel system development and stem cell therapy for wound healing. I also worked on multidisciplinary projects involved in non-viral polymeric gene transfection vectors; minicircle DNA vectors development and application; and PEG-based polymeric hollow nanospheres for drug delivery.

    After my PhD study, my research focuses on developing and optimizing the injectable hydrogel for stem cell delivery, interested on manipulating the 3D hydrogel microenvironment affecting the stem cell fate and behaviours. More recently, I started my exchange postdoctoral fellowship between Stanford University Medical School (United States) and University College Dublin (Ireland), funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC), to develop a stem cell skin substitute for the treatment of the diabetic foot ulcers.

    Research Interests:
    - Functional polymers for tissue engineering and 3D printing
    - Natural biomaterials (e.g. collagen, hyaluronic acid, fibrinogen) for tissue engineering
    - Thermo-responsive polymers and injectable hydrogels
    - Hyperbranched and dendritic polymer for non-virus gene delivery
    - Minicircle DNA vector construction for gene therapy
    - Stem cell therapy for wound healing

  • Sacha Khong

    Sacha Khong

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Having completed a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science (with first class honors), majoring in all the biomedical sciences, I established myself as a vascular biologist in graduate school and then as a cellular biologist during my first year as a postdoctoral fellow, both at Monash University, Australia. I was then thrilled to be able to build further on this solid background by joining Stanford University in the very exciting field of regenerative medicine, specifically looking into single cell genetic differences in cancer and stem cells.