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The Gifford lab is committed to creating an inclusive, safe environment where everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity feels welcome and valued. We believe diverse backgrounds and experiences only make us a better team, with far greater potential. 
Current Members
Casey A. Gifford, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor
Depts. of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Genetics
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 

Stanford University School of Medicine

BASE Initiative, Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

caseygifford *at* 

Megha Agarwal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Stephanie Conley

Research Scientist

Alyssa Kaatmann

Life Science Research Professional I (co-advised by Molly Schumer)

Oriane Matthys, PhD

Research Program Manager

Matt Miyamoto

Sarnoff Fellow

Cyndhavi Narayanan

Life Science Research Professional II

Libby Porter, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Josh Rico

Graduate student

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Julie Sanchez

Graduate student

Lucy Zhang

Graduate student


Resident cuddler

Tater Tot Gifford-Salas
Position in lab
New Position
Nirmal Vadgama

Postdoctoral fellow

Postdoc, Karakikes Lab, Stanford

Emily Oleisky

Life Science Research Professional I

Medical student, Vanderbilt School of Medicine 

Jackson Powell

Life Science Research Professional I

Research associate, Epic Bio

Ximena Sanchez Martinez

Undergraduate student

Ronan Kent S Esperanza

Undergraduate student

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