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Announcing the 2022 Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars

We are proud to announce and congratulate the 2022 cohort of Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars at Stanford. The program supports outstanding Stanford doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in human performance research by providing a collaborative and interdisciplinary community in which to conduct human performance research. They will conduct high-impact research projects with Stanford faculty mentors in the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities & Sciences. 

Graduate Scholars:

  • Michael Paul Silvernagel, Electrical Engineering 
    • Faculty Mentors: Paul Nuyujukian, Scott Linderman
    • Project Title: Neural Dynamics of Performance
  • Shivani Guptasarma, Mechanical Engineering
    • Faculty Mentors: Monroe Kennedy, Krishna Shenoy
    • Project Title: Augmented Reality Testbed for Intelligent Upper-Limb Prostheses
  • Ananya Goyal, Bioengineering
    • Faculty Mentors: Feliks Kogan, Seth Sherman
    • Project Title:Changes in Bone Metabolic Activity in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain after Short-term Use of a Knee Brace
  • Veronica Lynn Li, Chemistry
    • Faculty Mentors: Jonathan Long, Michael Snyder
    • Project Title: Chemical Interrogation of an Exercise-Induced Metabolite Signaling Pathway
  • Alissa Sachiko Ling, Electrical Engineering
    • Faculty Mentors: Paul Nuyujukian, Scott Delp
    • Project Title: Neural Dynamics of an Ambulatory Behavior Using Markerless Point Cloud Pose Tracking

Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • Samuel Montalvo, Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Faculty Mentor: Matthew Wheeler
    • Project Title: Leverage Genetic and Omics Data to Develop Exercise and Nutrition Interventions
  • Xuchao Lyu, Pathology
    • Faculty Mentors: Jonathan Long, Joshua Knowles
    • Project Title: Systematic Mapping of Exercise-Secreted Factors at Cell Type-Specific Resolution
  • Kaiwen Hsiao, Radiology
    • Faculty Mentors: Joseph DeSimone, Zhenan Bao
    • Project Title: 3d Printing Lattice-based Capacitive Pressure Sensors for Human Performance Monitoring
  • Ruohan Zhang, Computer Science
    • Faculty Mentors: Jiajun Wu, Nicholas Haber
    • Project Title: Virtual Task Guidance Systems for Human Visuomotor Behaviors in Natural Environments and Tasks
  • Laurens van de Wiel, Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Faculty Mentors: Stephen Montgomery, Matthew Wheeler
    • Project Title: Multi-omic Identification of Alternative Splicing that Drive Human Performance
  • Jean Won Kwak, Radiology
    • Faculty Mentors: Joseph DeSimone, Tom Soh
    • Project Title: Personalized Point-of-Care Skin Patch for Physical Impact Management

Learn about the Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows Program.

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