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Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford

Biography
Ariel Ganz applies her PhD in nutrition from Cornell to her research at Stanford on precision mental health and well-being. Her personal journey with mental health inspires her research, which has been published in leading academic journals across mental health, nutritional biochemistry, and precision medicine. Working with Precision Medicine Pioneer Dr. Michael Snyder, Ariel is at the forefront of applying multi-omics to clinical mental health research. Ariel also co-teaches the Engineering Wellness course at Stanford, and is a founding partner at Arben Ventures, championing early-stage startups at the cutting edge of deep-tech health and wellness. As a co-founder of the Stanford Mental Healthcare Innovations Summit, and with her speaking engagements at venues like CERN, NextMed Health, and university classrooms, Ariel is deeply committed to amplifying interdisciplinary connection, and transformative ideas in mental health.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Charles Chiu, UCSF

  • Metagenomic Sequencing Challenges in Microbiology Labs (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Esther Babady, MSKCC
    - Robert Schlaberg, Illumina
    - David C Gaston, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Optimizing Clinical Metagenomics for Infectious Diseases Diagnosis (PANEL)
    Chair: Steve Miller, Delve Bio
    - Anne Piantadoski, Emory University
    - Sivan Bercovici, Karius Dx
    - Laura Filkins, Children's Health System of Texas
    - Catherine Hogan, British Columbia / CDC
  • Advancing Infectious Disease Management through AI, Metagenomics, and Emerging Technologies (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Purvesh Khatri, Stanford
    - Monica Fung, UCSF
    - Kristian Andersen, Scripps Research
    - Kathleen Jacobson, CDPH
  • Insight and Actionable Strategies for Microbiome Innovation (PANEL)
    Chair: Nathan Price, Thorne
    - Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum
    - Alex Morgan, Khosla Ventures
    - Jack Gilbert, UCSD
    - Fiona Tambuini, Genentech
    - Nikole E. Kimes, Siolta Therapeutics
  • Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab Showcase
    Chair: Ariel Bacaner Ganz, Stanford
    - Maddalena Adorno, Dorian Therapeutics
    - Alice Rathjen, DNA compass
    - David Wong, XR Workout - Chris Chin, Thera VR Inc.

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