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  • J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    Professor (Research) of Computer Science and of Surgery (Anatomy), Emeritus

    Bio Salisbury worked on the development of the Stanford-JPL Robot Hand, the JPL Force Reflecting Hand Controller, the MIT-WAM arm, and the Black Falcon Surgical Robot. His work with haptic interface technology led to the founding of SensAble Technology, producers of the PHANToM haptic interface and software. He also worked on the development of telerobotic systems for dexterity enhancement in the operating room. His current research focuses on human-machine interaction, cooperative haptics, medical robotics, and surgical simulation.

  • Darren Salmi

    Darren Salmi

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Anatomy

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Medical education, anatomy, autopsy, cardiovascular pathology

  • Marzena Sasnal

    Marzena Sasnal

    Social Science Research Professional II, Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center

    Bio Marzena Sasnal, PhD, MA, is a qualitative & mixed methods-oriented social scientist, experienced in health services, medical education, and migration research with publication record, grant support, and extensive administrative experience. Dr. Sasnal currently works as Social Science Researcher at the S-SPIRE Center and is thrilled to contribute to research aiming to improve public health. Before joining Stanford, she studied the adaptation processes of highly skilled migrants in Silicon Valley. Dr. Sasnal collaborates with multidisciplinary teams and assists principal investigators with designing, conducting, and managing qualitative and mixed methods research projects. Additionally, she provides guidance to less experienced colleagues, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on research methods. Dr. Sasnal has contributed to academic and grant research projects on various topics: medical education, implementation & evaluation science, innovations in care, patient-provider communication, patient-centered care, palliative care, among others.

  • Nazish Sayed MD, PhD

    Nazish Sayed MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Sayed Laboratory is focused on the development of novel technologies that drive innovation in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug testing in vascular biology. The lab conducts translational research in vascular biology and aims to understand the role of the vasculature in the development of cardiac diseases, including those due to inherited genetic variants or environmental insults such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension. The lab employs the human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to generate patient-specific vascular cells (endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells) as an alternative to animal models providing a human tissue surrogate for research that is scalable and sustainable. By employing this unique platform, the lab also investigates the role of chemotherapeutic agents (anti-cancer drugs) on the vasculature. Dr. Sayed?s lab has also established an endothelial regeneration program, where they leverage the innate immune system to regenerate endothelial cells from human fibroblasts.

    Work from the lab has led to seminal discoveries in the areas of 1) Nitric oxide (NO) biology, (2) vascular biology, (3) stem cell biology, (4) cardiovascular disease modeling (5) cardio-oncology.

  • Lindsay Anne Sceats MD

    Lindsay Anne Sceats MD

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Dr. Lindsay Sceats is a general surgery resident at Stanford Hospital. Research interests include colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, healthcare cost containment, and insurance plan design. She is supported by a Stanford Spectrum KL2 Training Grant.

  • Stephen Schendel

    Stephen Schendel

    Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical correction and the study of growth and development of craniomaxillofacial anomalies and deformities.

    1. Histochemical Analysis of Facial Muscles.
    2. Cranial Sutural Manipulation.
    3. Stability of Mandibular and Maxillary Surgery.
    4. Growth Factors in Infant Cranial Sutures.
    5. Virtual Surgery.
    6. 3-D Biocomputation4. Osteodistraction

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