Co-Founder, Scientific Advisor
Maureen Lyles D’Ambrogio Professor of Medicine and Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University
Dr. Calvin Kuo is the Maureen Lyles D’Ambrogio Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University. He also leads the Cancer Biology Program at Stanford Cancer Center and is Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Medicine at Stanford. Dr. Kuo’s lab seeks to understand the biology of progenitor populations, with a central interest on intestinal stem cells, developing improved anti-angiogenic cancer therapies, investigating endothelial cell regulation of physiology and discovering oncogenes using organoid cultures. Dr. Kuo has identified numerous systems with important applications for the study of stem cell biology, cancer, tissue engineering and infectious diseases. Notably, his work has established extracellular Wnt signaling as essential for ongoing proliferation in the adult intestine. Dr. Kuo joined the Stanford faculty in 2001. Previously, he performed postdoctoral research at Harvard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kuo received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and his A.B. from Harvard College. Dr. Kuo received junior faculty awards from the Burroughs Wellcome and Kimmel Foundations and has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.