Welcome to the de la Zerda Group in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University. We aim to build imaging instrumentation and chemical tools that can visualize the complex behavior of biomolecules in living subjects. The expression patterns of many biomolecules (e.g., signaling factors and posttranslational modifications) changes in time, space and local environments. Understanding these changes in the context of living tissues may give rise to new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and can further reveal new molecular mechanisms not otherwise visible in traditional biochemical studies. We build optical imaging instrumentation to visualize these complex behaviors in cancer and ophthalmic disease animal models. Our research efforts span both basic science and clinically translatable work.
Open positions available
We are always looking to hire exceptional people at all career stages (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists). We look for people with backgrounds in Engineering (Electrical, Optical, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering etc.), Biology or Chemistry. We can also accept truly excellent undergraduate students. Individuals interested in joining the lab should email Prof. de la Zerda with their CV and transcripts (where relevant). We value motivation more than prior experience in any particular field.