Gurtner Laboratory Stanford University

People - Alumni

Roll your mouse over a lab member's name for an overview of that person's research.

Robert

Robert Rennert

rrennert@stanford.edu

Robert Rennert is a visiting fourth year medical student from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Robert is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and his research interests include stem cell function and tissue engineering. He is working primarily on the characterization of stem cells using a microfluidic-based single cell transcriptional analysis. Robert?s other work in the laboratory includes the development of a novel gene therapy platform, as well as the analysis of scar tissue formation and stem cell response to biomimetic or synthetic materials.
Wei Liu

Wei Liu

wliusu@stanford.edu

Wei Liu worked in the Gurtner lab as a Senior Scientist from 2011 to 2014. His research focused primarily on mechanical force and tissue engineering.
Sorkin

Michael Sorkin, MD

michael.sorkin@stanford.edu

Michael worked in the Gurtner lab from 2010 to 2013. He graduated from the Medical School at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany and joined the Gurtner laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. His research interests included mesenchymal stem cell biology, neovascularization and diabetes. He is currently a plastic surgery resident at the University of Michigan.

Jerry

Jerry Chen

jschen@stanford.edu

Jerry Chen is a general surgery resident at Stanford University who spent two years of dedicated research time working in the Gurtner lab. His main focuses included using microfluidic-based single cell analysis to characterize endothelial progenitor cells to better define this adult stem cell population and investigating the role of SDF-1α in wound healing using a novel conditional knockout mouse model.
Toshi

Toshihiro Fujiwara

toshihir@stanford.edu

Toshihiro Fujiwara worked as a research fellow in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2011 to 2013. He had previously worked as a plastic surgeon for ten years in Japan. He graduated from the Graduate school of medicine, Osaka University in 2009. His specialty of research is wound healing and peripheral nerve regeneration.



 

Ravi Garg, MD

ravigarg@gmail.com

 

Ravi completed one year of dedicated research in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2011 to 2012. He is a graduate of Stanford University and is currently a plastic surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin.

Lauren

Lauren Auerbach

laurenjauerbach@gmail.com


Lauren Auerbach graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in biopsychology.  She began work in the Gurtner laboratory in the summer of 2011 with research interests including stem cell applications for wound therapy and clinical treatments for frostbite injury.



Hiro

 

Hirotaka Suga, MD, Ph.D

 

Hirotaka Suga, MD, PhD Hirotaka spent two years in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2010 to 2012 as a postdoctoral research fellow. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Kyorin University (Tokyo, Japan). He is a graduate of University of Tokyo for both MD and PhD. His research interests include adipose-derived stem cells, mechanisms of wound healing, and cell-based therapy in the field of plastic surgery.

Victor

Victor W. Wong, MD

vicw.wong@gmail.com

Victor completed three years of postdoctoral research in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2008 to 2011. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Boston University School of Medicine, and is currently a plastic surgery fellow at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include neovascularization in hypertrophic scar formation, regenerative dermal biomaterials, and explantable microvascular bed technology for organ engineering.

 

Jason

Jason P. Glotzbach, PhD

jason.glotzbach@gmail.com

Jason completed three years of postdoctoral research in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2008 to 2011. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Tulane University School of Medicine, and is currently a cardiovascular surgery fellow at Columbia University. His research interests include vascular biology and stem cell function.
Galvez

Michael Galvez, MD

michaelgalvez@gmail.com

Michael Galvez spent four years in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2007 to 2010, including a full-year HHMI Research Training Fellowship, during his time as a medical student at Stanford University. He completed his undergraduate degree in molecular, cell biology at UC Berkeley and is currently ia plastic surgery resident at Stanford University.
Nick

I. Nick Vial, MD

inv200@gmail.com

Nick completed three years of dedicated research in the Gurtner Laboratory from 2006 to 2009. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his undergraduate studies at New York University. NiDuring his time in the Gurtner lab, Nick focused on the generation of a novel transgenic animal, diabetic stem cell biology, and the effect of mechanical forces on scar formation. He was funded as a Hagey Family Fellow and Stanford Medical Scholar. He was awarded the Excellence in Adipose Stem Cell Research Award ('07) and Peter J. Gingrass Award in Plastic Surgery ('09). Nick is currently a plastic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

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