Stoller Research Team

Dr. Marshall Stoller, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
UCSF Urology Department

Marshall.Stoller@UCSF.edu

For the last three decades, Dr. Marshall Soller I has helped developed novel surgical techniques including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percuptaneous nephrolithotomy and laparascopy to manage urinary stone disease. However, little progress has been made in the understanding of stone development. His laboratory has created multiple animal models (fruit fly and mouse) that will allow a better understanding of stone pathogenesis that hopefully lead to newer and better medical therapies.

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 Dr. Thomas Chi, MD
Associate Professor
UCSF Urology Department

Tom.Chi@UCSF.edu

Dr. Thomas Chi joined the UCSF faculty of the Department of Urology in 2013. His clinical interests included the care of patients with urinary stone disease and those in need of minimally invasive surgery. He also supervises an NIH-funded translational science lab where he leads a cross-disciplinary research team focusing on genetic and microbial environment of the kidney related to stone formation.

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Dr. David Tzou, MD
Clinical Fellow
UCSF Urology Department

David.Tzou@UCSF.edu

Dr. David Tzou joined Dr. Chi's research team in fall 2015. He is a board certified Urologist with clinical interests in urinary stone disease and men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. His research focuses on improving the clinical management of kidney stones and developing a prospective registry for kidney stone research.

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Dr. Pankaj Kapahi, PhD
Pofessor, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Adjunct Professor, Department of Urology, UCSF
Adjunct Professor, Davis School of Gerontology,

pkapahi@buckinstitute.org

Dr. Kapahi is interested in understanding how nutrients influence aging and disease. His laboratory studies how various tissues respond to orchestrate the organismal responses to nutrient changes in the fly. One of the questions his research team is investigating is how nutrients influence the formation of mineralization and stone formation using Drosophila as a model system.

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Dr. Tiffany Zee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UCSF Urology Department

Tiffany.Zee@UCSF.edu

Dr. Zee obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Gerard Karsenty studying osteoblast differentiation and the signaling mechanisms that link the skeleton to insulin sensitivity. Her current research interests include inherited kidney stone disease, and the matrix-promoting factors that contribute to urinary stone mineralization and growth.

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Dr. Neelanjan Bose, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UCSF Urology Department

Neelanjan.Bose@UCSF.edu

Dr. Bose obtained his PhD from the Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering tri-institutional training program in chemical biology under the supervision of Prof. Frank C. Schroeder. HIs current research interests include developing metabolomics-based workflows to identify novel therapeutic targets for age-related diseases and identify small-molecule components of different types of kidney stones.

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Shalonda Reliford-Titus
Research Data Analyst/Clinical Research Coordinator
UCSF Urology Department

Shalonda.Reliford-Titus@UCSF.edu

Victoria Hogue
Research Data Analyst/Clinical Research Coordinator
UCSF Urology Department

Victoria.Hogue@UCSF.edu