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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Faculty

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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Faculty

Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD

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

612-624-9131

yamam016@umn.edu

Julia Davydova, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

612-625-8608

davyd003@umn.edu

Beth Lusczek, PhD

Assistant Professor

612-624-4581

lusc0006@umn.edu

Christopher Staley, PhD

Assistant Professor

612-625-8831

cmstaley@umn.edu

Mizuho Dahlman, PhD

Assistant Professor

612-624-4581

satom@umn.edu

Nichole Klatt, PhD

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

612-624-6628

klat0037@umn.edu

Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD

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

612-624-0192

graha066@umn.edu