Hi! I am studying immunology in clinical contexts such as surgery (primary hip arthroplasty (PHA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)) and acute ischemic stroke under Dr. Brice Gaudilliere at Stanford School of Medicine. I am interested in utilizing the high-dimensionality of mass cytometry (CyTOF) to understand the modularity of the immune system in response to trauma. I completed my undergraduate studies in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley. My undergraduate thesis was on studying the population genetics of Hydromantes shastae with Dr. Ian Wang and Dr. Guin Wogan.

High dimensional data requires advanced biocomputational power. I work closely with Dr. Nima Aghaeepour’s group to advance the two fields in parallel. Here is a graphic from Dr. Natalie Stanley’s newest algorithm, VoPo, which has the ability to agnostically cluster immune cells and identify novel populations of interest:

Currently, I am studying medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. My anticipated graduation is in 2022.

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Awards and Honors
Exceptional Student Award | ISAC 34th Annual Cytometry meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2019

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June 2019 International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) 34th International Congress (CYTO), Vancouver, Canada

June 2019 42nd Annual Conference on Shock, Coronada, California, USA

May 2018 Stroke Collaborative Action Network (SCAN), Stanford, California, USA

April 2018 Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium, Stanford, California, USA

April 2017 Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium, Stanford, California, USA


March 2020 Medical Student Research Day, Sacramento, California, USA

June 2019 42nd Annual Conference on Shock, Coronada, California, USA

May 2019 Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA); International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), Montreal, Canada

May 2019 Stanford Anesthesia Research Dinner, Stanford, California, USA

May 2019 Human Immune Monitoring Technology and Bioinformatics Conference, Stanford, USA

June 2018 Stanford Anesthesia Research Dinner, Stanford USA

May 2018 Stanford and UCSF Joint Anesthesia Research Conference, San Francisco, USA

April 2018 Cyto 2018, Prague, Czechia

May 2017 Stanford Anesthesia Research Dinner, Stanford, USA

April 2016 Molecular and Cell Biology Honors Poster Session, Berkeley, USA



Preferential inhibition of adaptive immune system dynamics by glucocorticoids in patients after acute surgical trauma. EA. Ganio, N Stanley, V Lindberg-Larsen, J Einhaus, AS Tsai, F Verdonk, A Culos, S Gahemi KK Rumer, IA Stelzer, D Gaudilliere, E Tsai, R Fallahzadeh, B Choisy, H Kehlet, N Aghaeepour, MS. Angst, B Gaudilliere. Nature Communications. 2020.

VoPo Leverages Cellular Heterogeneity for Predictive Modeling of Single-Cell Data. N Stanley, IA Stelzer, AS Tsai, R Fallahzadeh, EA Ganio, M Becker, T Phongpreecha, H Nassar, S Ghaemi, I Maric, A Culos, AL Chang, M Xenochristou, X Han, K Rumer, L Peterson, F Verdonk, D Gaudilliere, E Tsai, D Feyaerts, K Ando, RJ Wong, G Obermoser, GM Shaw, DK Stevenson, MS Angst, B Gaudilliere, N Aghaeepour. Nature Communications. 2020.

Multiomic immune clockworks of pregnancy. Peterson LS, Stelzer IA, Tsai AS, Ghaemi MS, Han XY, Ando K, Winn WD , Martinez NR, Contrepois K, Moufarrej MN, Quake S, Relman DA, Snyder MP, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Wong RJ , Arck P, Angst MS, Aghaeepour N, Gaudilliere B. Seminars in Immunopathology. 2020.

Systemic immunological consequences of chronic periodontitis. Gaudilliere DK*, Culos A*, Djebali K*, Tsai AS*, Ganio EA, Chio WM, Maghaireh A, Choisy B, Ando K, Baca Q, Bertrand B, Einhaus JF, Hedou JJ, Fallahzadeh R, Ghaemi MS, Han X, Okada R, Stanley N, Tanada A, Tingle M, Alpagot T, Helms JA, Angst MS, Aghaeepour N, Gaudilliere B. Journal of Dental Research. 2019. *Co-first authors

Differential dynamics of the maternal immune system in healthy pregnancy and preeclampsia. Han X, Ghaemi MS, Ando K, Peterson L, Ganio EA, Tsai AS, Gaudilliere DK, Einhaus J, Bertrand B, Stanley N, Culos A, Tanada A, Tsai ES, Rallahzadeh R, Wong RJ, Judy EA, Winn VD, Maurice DL, Blumenfeld YJ, Hlatky MA, Quaintance CC, Gibbs RS, Carvalho B, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Angst MS, Aghaeepour, Gaudilliere B. Frontiers in Immunology. 2019.

A year-long immune profile of the systemic response in acute stroke survivors. Tsai AS, Berry K, Beneyto MM, Gaudilliere D, Ganio EA, Culos A, Ghaemi MS, Choisy B, Djebali K, Einhaus EF, Bertrand B, Tanada A, Stanley N, Fallahzadeh R, Baca Q, Quach LN, Osborn E, Drag L, Lansberg MG, Angst MS, Gaudilliere B, Buckwalter MS, Aghaeepour N. Brain. 2019.

Multiomics Modeling of the Immunome, Transcriptome, Microbiome, Proteome, and Metabolome Adaptations During Human Pregnancy. MS Ghaemi, DB DiGiulio, K Contrepois, B Callahan, TTM Ngo, BA Lee, B Lehallier, D Mcilwain, Y Rosenberg-Hasson, RJ Wong, C Quaintance, A Culos, A Tanada, A Tsai, D Gaudilliere, E Ganio, X Han, K Ando, L McNeil, R Okada, M Tingle, P Wise, I Maric, M Sirota, T Wyss-Coray, VD Winn, ML Druzin, R Gibbs, GL Darmstadt, DB Lewis, VP Nia, B Agard, H Maecker, R Tibshirani, G Nolan, MP Snyder, DA Relman, SR Quake, GM Shaw, DK Stevenson, MS Angst, B Gaudilliere, N Aghaeepour. Bioinformatics. 2018.

An Immune Clock of Human Pregnancy. N Aghaeepour, EA Ganio, D Mcilwain, AS Tsai, M Tingle, S Van Gassen, DK Gaudilliere, Q Baca, L McNeil, R Okada, MS Ghaemi, D Furman, RJ Wong, VD Winn, ML Druzin, YY El-Sayed, C Quaintance, R Gibbs, GL Darmstadt, GM Shaw, DK Stevenson, R Tibshirani, GP Nolan, DB Lewis, MS Angst, B Gaudilliere. Science Immunology. 2017.

Deep Immune Profiling of an Arginine-Enriched Nutritional Intervention in Patients Undergoing Surgery. N Aghaeepour, C Kin, EA Ganio, KP Jensen, DK Gaudilliere, M Tingle, A Tsai, HL Lancero, B Choisy, LS McNeil, R Okada, AA Shelton, GP Nolan, MS Angst, BL Gaudilliere Journal of Immunology. 2017.

New genetic resources and a preliminary multi-locus assessment of species boundaries in the Batis capensis species complex (Passeriformes: Platysteridae). GOU Wogan, KA Feldheim, AS Tsai, AA Brown, J Kapelke, M Galinato, JN Tung, JM Bates, P Kaliba, G Voelker, RCK Bowie. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 2016.


Integration of Mechanistic Immunological Knowledge into a Machine Learning Pipeline Increases Predictive Power. A Culos, AS Tsai, N Stanley, M Becker, MS Ghaemi, DR McIlwain, R Fallahzadeh, A Tanada, H Nassar, E Ganio, L Peterson, X Han, IA Stelzer, K Ando, D Gaudilliere, T Phongpreecha, I Maric, AL Chang, GM Shaw, DK Stevenson, S Bendall, KL Davis, W Fantl, GP Nolan, T Hastie, R Tibshirani, MS Angst, B Gaudilliere, N Aghaeepour. Nature Machine Intelligence. 2020.


Integrated modeling of metabolome, proteome, and immunome trajectories predicts labor onset. IA Stelzer, MS Ghaemi, X Han, K Ando, J Hedou, K Contrepoix, L Peterson, D Feyaerts, ES Tsai, EA Ganio, DK Gaudilliere, AS Tsai, RJ Wong, CC Quaintance, B Carvalho, M Snyder, GM Shaw, DK Stevenson, MS Angst, N Aghaeepour, B Gaudilliere. Science Translational. 2020