To carry out this ambitious work, OMF has assembled a team of extraordinary scientists with expertise in a variety of areas directly relevant to ME / CFS research. Most of these scientists are new to ME / CFS, bringing with them extensive knowledge and perspective from other fields and diseases.
ME / CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford Team:
Ron Davis, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Stanford Genome Technology Center; Director, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University; Director, Open Medicine Foundation ME / CFS Scientific Advisory Board.
Mark M. Davis, PhD, Director, Stanford Institute for Immunology, Transplantation and Infection (ITI); Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Mike Snyder, PhD, Chair, Stanford Department of Genetics; Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, Director, Immuno‐Metabolic Computational Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Craig Heller, PhD, Professor of Biology, Stanford University, exercise physiologist.
Robert Phair, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Integrative Bioinformatics, Inc.
Lars Steinmetz, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Genome Technology Center; Professor of Genetics, Stanford University; Senior Scientist, Genome Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Laurel Crosby, PhD, Engineering Research Associate, Stanford Genome Technology Center – multi-system integration
Rahim Esfandyarpour, PhD, Engineering Research Associate, Stanford Genome Technology Center – electrical engineering, device fabrication
Fereshteh Jahaniani, PhD, Research Associate, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine – multi-omics
Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD, Life Science Research Scientist, Stanford Genome Technology Center – protein biochemistry, enzymology
Peidong Shen, PhD, Research Associate, Stanford Genome Technology Center – biochemistry, cell-free DNA detection methods
Gozde Durmus, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Genome Technology Center – magnetic levitation platform, bioengineering
Julie Wilhelmy, Life Science Research Professional, Stanford Genome Technology Center – experimental genomics, immunology
Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, University of California, San Diego; Co-Director of Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center
William Robinson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Stanford University
Curt Scharfe, MD, Associate Professor of Genetics, Yale University
Lucinda Bateman, MD, founder and Medical Director of the Bateman-Horne Center for ME / CFS and Fibromyalgia
David Kaufman, MD, ME / CFS Clinician. Center for Complex Diseases
Bella Chheda, MD, ME / CFS Clinician, Center for Complex Diseases
We are fortunate that many members of the scientific, medical, and biotechnology communities have offered their expertise and resources:
Paul Berg, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus, Stanford University; Nobel laureate
Mario Capecchi, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics and Biology, University of Utah; Nobel laureate
Baldomero Olivera, PhD, Professor of Biology, University of Utah
Alain Moreau, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Montreal
Øystein Fluge, MD, Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Olav Mella, MD, Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jonas Blomberg, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Virology, Emeritus, Uppsala University, Sweden
Maureen Hanson, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
Chris Armstrong, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute researcher at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Neil McGregor, BDS, MDSc, PhD, senior researcher, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Adjunct Professor, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Founding Director of Center for Surgery, Science & Bioengineering at Massachusetts General Hospital
Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Immunology, Stanford University
Christopher Garcia, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
Roger Howe, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
Tom Soh, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Radiology, and by courtesy, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Robert Tibshirani, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Data Sciences and Statistics, Stanford University
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, Professor of Sleep Medicine and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Director of Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Gerald Shadel, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Genetics, Yale University; Director of Yale Center for Research on Aging
Jarred Younger, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Rheumatology and of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Director, Neuroinflammation, Pain, and Fatigue Laboratory
John Ryals, PhD, President and CEO, Metabolon
Chunlin Wang, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, iRepertoire, Inc.
Michael Mindrinos, PhD, President of Sirona Genomics, an Immucor company
David Bell, MD, ME / CFS Clinician
Kevin Tracey, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Molecular Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Jennifer Frankovich, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, Stanford University
Jose Montoya, MD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; ME / CFS Physician
Susan Levine, MD, ME / CFS Clinician
Harry Greenberg, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Stephen Elledge, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Lucinda Bateman, MD, Bateman Horne Center, Salt Lake City, UT
- Alison Bested, MD, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
- Bela Chheda, MD, Center for Complex Diseases, Mountain View, CA
- John Chia, MD, Torrance, CA
- Eric Gordon, MD, Gordon Medical Associates, Santa Rosa, CA
- David Kaufman, MD, Center for Complex Diseases, Mountain View, CA
- Nancy Klimas, MD, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, FL
- Anthony Komaroff, MD, Professor Health Policy & Management, Harvard University, MA
- Charles Lapp, MD, Hunter-Hopkins Center, Charlotte, NC
- Susan Levine, MD, New York, NY
- Jose Montoya, MD, Professor Medicine, Stanford University, CA
- Benjamin Natelson, MD, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY
- Daniel Peterson, MD, Sierra Internal Medicine, Incline Village, NV