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Lucy Erin O'Brien
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Many adult organs tune their functional capacity to variable levels of physiologic demand. Adaptive organ resizing breaks the allometry of the body plan that was established during development, suggesting that it occurs through different mechanisms. Emerging evidence points to stem cells as key players in these mechanisms. We use the Drosophila midgut, a stem-cell based organ analogous to the vertebrate small intestine, as a simple model to uncover the rules that govern adaptive remodeling.
Arline and Pete Harman Professor for the Chair in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical:
Pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndromes (ARDS), hyaline membrane disease (HMD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
Lung epithelial sodium transport
Genetic influences on the development of BPD
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. OMalley is interested in disease surveillance, breast(both males and females), ovarian, colon and lung cancers. She has focused much of her research on cancer outcomes, particularly the interplay between comorbidity, treatment and survival.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (VA Geriatric)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. OHaras research aims to identify physiological markers of neurocognitive impairment in a broad range of late-life disorders, including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimers disease (AD), Late-Life Depression, and Late-Life Anxiety disorders.
Professor of Surgery at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Trauma, especially splenic and thoracic
Consulting Assistant Professor, Health Research & Policy
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Evaluating factors associated with racial disparities in prostate and breast cancer diagnosis, progression and survival.
Evaluating genetic factors and gene/environment interactions involved in prostate and breast cancer incidence, progression and survival.
Assessing quality of life and survivorship issues two or more years after diagnosis.
Providing information and community-based solutions to improve public health.