In the study of neonatology and developmental biology, the division draws on the expertise of many different types of researchers. In addition to neonatologists, we collaborate with individuals in the fields of neurodevelopment, bioengineering, psychology, microbiology, immunology, and environmental biology. Integration of basic science research with our transdisciplinary studies of fetal development and neonatal-perinatal medicine is one of our strengths and a core of our program.

In addition to the labs within the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, we have listed other Stanford labs doing affiliated research critical to our work.

Primary Faculty

Lance Prince, MD, PhD

David K. Stevenson, MD

Anca Pasca, MD

Research: Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying fetal and neonatal brain injury by using cutting-edge models for brain development derived from human stem cells, with the goal of developing targeted therapeutics and improving neurodevelopmental outcomes

Affiliated Faculty

David Relman, MD

Research: Exploring the role of the microbiome in human development and disease

Stephen Quake, DPhil

Research: Advancing the tools for rapid assessment of fetal health

David Lewis, MD

Research: Revealing the maturation steps of the developing immune system

Garry Nolan, PhD

Research: Linking developmental pathways to human cancers

Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD & Nima Aghaeepour, PhD

Research: Investigating normal and pathological pregnancies through the lens of systems immunology

Karl Sylvester, MD

Research: Using metabolomics to study the biomarkers of disease in newborns