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.

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Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD

Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Chair in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Vice-Chair of Surgical Science


Julia Davydova, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


Beth Lusczek, PhD

Assistant Professor


Christopher Staley, PhD

Assistant Professor


Mizuho Dahlman, PhD

Assistant Professor


Nichole Klatt, PhD

Professor and the Director of the Division of Surgical Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research


Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD

Robert and Katherine Goodale Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical School