People

Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD

Thomas Rando

Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director
The Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director
Center for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Restoration
RR&D Center of Excellence
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Chief
Neurology Service
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Deputy Director
Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL)
Stanford University
Email: rando at stanford dot edu
Biographical Sketch

Yip Yu

Yip Yu

Lab Manager
Undergrad institution: USD, JD; UC Davis, BS
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Email: yipyu at stanford dot edu

Sheri Jungers

Lab Administrator
Undergrad institution: University of California, Riverside
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Email: sjungers at stanford dot edu

Dan Luo, PhD

Dan Luo

Senior Scientist
PhD institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hometown: Hefei, China
Research Focus: Molecular mechanisms of myogenic differentiation
Email: danluo at stanford dot edu

Stefano Biressi, PhD

Stefano Biressi

Postdoctoral Fellow
Undergrad institution: DiBiT Milan/Open University London/ Universita’degli Studi di Milano
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Research Focus: Stem cell biology and fate decisions in degenerating and developing muscle
Email: sbiressi at stanford dot edu

Melinda Cromie, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: Stanford University, CA
Hometown: Livermore, CA
Research Focus: Mechanisms and function studies of satellite cells in regenerative medicine
Email: melindaj at stanford dot edu

Antoine de Morree, PhD

Antoine de Morree

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: Leiden University Medical Center
Hometown: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Research Focus: Molecular mechanisms of polyadenylation site choice
Email: demorree at stanford dot edu

Qiang Gan, PhD

Qiang Gan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Undergrad institution: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences / Dalian University of Technology
Hometown: Guangxi, China
Research Focus: Transcriptional regulatory network of muscle stem cell quiescence and activation mediated by microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs
Email: qianggan at stanford dot edu

Suchitra Gopinath, PhD

Suchitra Gopinath

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: CCMB India
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Research Focus: Regulation of muscle stem cell activity by the FoxO family of transcription factors
Email: sgopinat at stanford dot edu

Ling Liu, PhD

Ling Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: SUNY Stony Brook / B.S. Sun Yat-Sen University
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Research Focus: Understanding the epigenome of quiescent stem cells and how it changes with age
Email: lingliu at stanford dot edu

Katie Maguire, PhD

Katie Maguire

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: University of Delaware
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Research Focus: Mouse model development
Email: katie_maguire78 at yahoo dot com

Marco Quarta, PhD

Marco Quarta

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: University of Padua, Italy
Hometown: Bologna, Italy
Research Focus: Bioengineering of artificial stem cells niches, and biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Email: mquarta at stanford dot edu

Joseph Rodgers, PhD

Joseph Rodgers

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hometown: Willoughby Hills, OH
Research Focus: Regulation of stem cell quiescence and proliferation by metabolic stimuli
Email: joseph_rodgers at stanford dot edu

Stefanie Seisenberger, PhD

Stefanie Seisenberger

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: Cambridge University, UK
Hometown: Munich, Germany
Research Focus: Epigenetics in aging and rejuvenation
Email: seisen at stanford dot edu

Ann Tang, PhD

Ann Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: Rockefeller/ Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Research Focus: Autophagy in stem cell biology
Email: annhtang at stanford dot edu

Danielle Wenemoser, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: Free University of Berlin, Germany
Hometown: Ochsenfurt, Germany
Research Focus: Function of Age- and Rejuvenation-related Epigenetic Changes in Stem Cells
Email: dwene at stanford dot edu

Mike Wosczyna, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD institution: University of Connecticut
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Research Focus: Regulation of the stem cell niche
Email: wosczyna at stanford dot edu

Jamie Brett

Jamie Brett

MD/PhD Student
Undergrad institution: Stanford University
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Research Focus: Heterogeneity and instability of cell age
Email: jbrett at stanford dot edu

Greg Charville

Greg Charville

MD/PhD Student
Undergrad institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Research Focus: Cell death and renewal
Email: gwc at stanford dot edu

Alisa Mueller

Alisa Mueller

MD/PhD Student
Undergrad institution: Harvard University
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Research Focus: Mechanisms regulating stem cell activation and differentiation
Email: alisamueller at stanford dot edu

Sarah Schlegel

 

PhD Student
Undergrad institution: Harvard University
Hometown: Newton, MA
Research Focus: The pathogenesis and treatment of muscular dystrophy using gene therapy constructs
Email: schleg at stanford dot edu

Robert Chacon

Master Researcher
Graduate institution: Cal Poly
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Research Focus: Bioengineering of artificial stem cells niches, and biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Email: rchacon at stanford dot edu

Jennifer Chi-Ying Go

 

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Research Focus: Bioengineering the artificial muscle fiber niche, using satellite stem cells, biomaterials, and 3D printing, to aide in regeneration of skeletal muscle
Email: jgo01 at gmail dot com

Kathryn Fukumoto

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: Stanford University
Hometown: Palo Verdes, CA
Research Focus: Mechanisms regulating stem cell activation and differentiation
Email: kfukumo at stanford dot edu

Bernadette Hurgo

Bernadette Hurgo

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: Stanford University
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Research Focus: Understanding the epigenome of quiescent stem cells and how it changes with age
Email: bhurgo at stanford dot edu

Johnathan Shih

johnathanshih

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: Stanford University
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Research Focus: Understanding the epigenome of quiescent stem cells and how it changes with age
Email: jshih813 at stanford dot edu

Bryan Yoo

Bryan Yoo

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: Stanford University
Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Research Focus: Post-transcriptional regulation of stem cell quiescence
Email: yoo.bryan at gmail dot com

Mika Ikeda, PhD

Visiting Scientist
PhD institution: Hokkaido University
Hometown: Saitama, Japan
Research Focus: Regulation mechanism of satellite cell activation
Email: mikeda2 at stanford dot edu

Cindy van Velthoven, PhD

Visiting Scientist
PhD institution: Utrecht University
Hometown: Utrecht, NL
Research Focus: Intercellular communication in the stem cell niche
Email: cvanvelt at stanford dot edu

Yuzhen Wang

Yuzhen Wang

Research Assistant
Undergrad institution: Beijing Renwen University
Hometown: Anhui, China
Email: yz05wang at yahoo dot com

Rando Lab, 2012

Rando Lab, 2013

Back Row: Danielle, Melinda, Dan, Mika, Matt, Stefano, Marco, Joe, Mike G., Johan, Antoine, Bryan, Greg, Mike W., Qiang
Middle Row: Yuzhen, Ling, Ann, Johnathon, Sarah, Katie, Alisa, Sheri, Tom R., Tom C.
Front Row: Chris, Jamie, Kathryn, Bernie, Pauline, Bobby, Suchi, Nimi

Photo History of the Rando Lab