Basic & Translational Research

Basic & Translational Research comprises an intellectually diverse subgroup of nonclinical Department of Surgery specialists that represent a wide-ranging skill set.

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Our specialists are dedicated to advancing the uniquely vital components of the threefold academic mission of teaching, research, and service. Areas of expertise include laboratory administration, grant coordination, study design, scholarly manuscript editing, and more.

Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Chair in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Vice-Chair of Surgical Science


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Julia Davydova, MD, PhD
Associate Professor


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Beth Lusczek, PhD
Assistant Professor


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Christopher Staley, PhD
Assistant Professor


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Mizuho Sato-Dahlman, PhD
Assistant Professor


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Nichole Klatt, PhD
Professor and the Director of the Division of Surgical Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research

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Luca Schifanella , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgical Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research Division

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Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD
Robert and Katherine Goodale Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical School


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