Will is a physician scientist who specializes in Pediatric Cardiology and Electrophysiology. Will graduated from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) with a BSc in Biology prior to completing his graduate studies at Stanford University in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). He subsequently completed residency training in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital before returning to Stanford to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology and advanced fellowship in Pediatric Electrophysiology. He additionally performed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sean Wu laboratory at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute where he developed the first comprehensive single-cell gene atlas of the entire murine cardiac conduction system (CCS) as well as pioneered the generation of optical imaging agents for the real-time visualization of the CCS to help prevent accidental surgical damage during heart surgeries. Will's lab focuses on basic science advances aimed at the improved diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
PI: William Goodyer, MD-PhD
Felix is a medical student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He earned his B.S. in Management and Technology from TUM before starting medical school. He is a visiting student researcher in the Goodyer lab working on various projects and his doctoral thesis. Among others, he is involved in projects dedicated to understanding the molecular basis of CCS development and function in mice, human iPSC-derived CCS models, antibody targeting of cardiac substructures and multiomic characterization of the developing human CCS.
Lauren is a former research assistant in the Goodyer lab, and is now a MD-PhD student in the Stanford MSTP. She earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, and worked in the Goodyer lab on a number of projects including: 1) antibody-mediated targeting of the CCS and other cardiac substructures in vivo, 2) understanding the molecular basis of CCS development and function in mice and human iPSC-derived nodal CCS models, 3) single-cell multiomic characterization of the developing human CCS, and more.
Sruthi is a medical student at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Molecular Biology-Biochemistry, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in the Stanford Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, where she established the Binns Program for Cord Blood Research. As a preclerkship student, she completed a MedScholars fellowship in the Goodyer lab, working on projects aimed at investigating (1) genes essential to the development and function of the murine cardiac conduction system (CCS) and (2) the transcriptomic profile of the human CCS. Sruthi’s interests continue to evolve; now a clinical student, she is finding joy in pediatric neurology and psychiatry, and feels passionately about provider mental well-being.
Benjamin Beyersdorf is currently a Neurosurgery resident at the University Hospital Zürich. During his medical school studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, he acted as a visiting student researcher in the Goodyer lab at Stanford University and performed his dissertation on Single-Cell Transcriptomic Profiling & Real-Time CCS Visualization.
Benjamin Beyersdorf, MD