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Announcing the 2024 Agility Project awardees

We are delighted to announce and congratulate the recipients of the Wu Tsai Performance Agility Project awards. The Agility Projects are seed grants to fund early-stage projects from cross-disciplinary teams to advance the mission of the Alliance. Eight outstanding projects from Stanford University were identified by a faculty review committee as having a strong potential to advance our understanding of the biological principles underlying human performance and expand the Alliance’s current scientific program.

 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Modeling and Measuring Ergonomic and Biomechanical Factors in Peak Piano Performance
Elizabeth Schumann | Billie Bennett Achilles Director of Keyboard Studies & Assistant Professor of Music

Karen Liu | Professor of Computer Science

Matthew Wright | Executive Director, CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics)

John Wen | Graduate Student in Neurosciences

Ruocheng Wang | Graduate Student in Computer Science

Haochen Shi | Graduate Student in Computer Science


Mitochondrial DNA Replenishment Therapy for Sarcopenia
Phillip Yang | Professor of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

Gentaro Ikeda | Instructor of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

Katrin Svensson | Assistant Professor of Pathology

Philip Tsao | Professor (Research) of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine

Colwyn Headley | Postdoctoral Scholar in Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine


Strength Snacks: Health Performance Gains Across Domains
Marily Oppezzo | Instructor, Medicine – Stanford Prevention Research Center

Michael Baiocchi | Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and, by courtesy, Statistics and Medicine

Michael Snyder | Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Genetics

Brad Schoenfeld | Professor of Exercise Science at Lehman College

Corey Rovzar | Postdoctoral Scholar in SCRDP/Heart Disease Prevention


Enhancing Mindsets and Improving Health and Performance During Critical Stress Periods Through an Integrated Mind-Body Intervention
Alia Crum | Associate Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, of Medicine

Carol Dweck | Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology and, by Courtesy, Professor of Education

Christiane Brems | Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Laura Roberts | Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, Professor of Psychology

Jonathan Berek | Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor of Medicine

Kris Evans | Graduate Student in Psychology


Improving Lower-limb Exoskeleton Performance Through Trajectory Prediction
Monroe Kennedy | Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

Karen Liu | Professor of Computer Science

Steven Collins | Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Weizhou Wang | Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering


Blood Brain Barrier Dysfunction and Brain Vulnerability to Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury During Exercise
Sarah Heilshorn | Director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Marion Buckwalter | Professor of Neurology (adult) and of Neurosurgery

Jian Luo | Senior Research Scientist at Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Vanessa Doulames | Physical Scientist Research, Materials Science and Engineering

Patrik Johansson | Postdoctoral Scholar in Materials Science and Engineering


Molecular and Physiological Dynamics of Recovery to Attain Peak Performance
Todd Coleman | Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Emily Kraus | Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Snyder | Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Genetics

Morgan Smith | Postdoctoral Scholar in Genetics


Understanding and Mitigating Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

H. Craig Heller | Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor and Professor of Biology

Holden Maecker | Professor (Research) of Microbiology and Immunology

Brice Gaudilliere | Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult-MSD) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

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