MDI Biological Laboratory
Scientific Advisory Board

Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Deputy Director, Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL), Stanford University.

The main areas of interest of the laboratory are muscle stem cell biology (myogenic lineage progression, cell fate determination, asymmetric cell divisions, Notch signaling, Wnt signaling), muscle stem cell aging (epigenetic determinants, local and systemic influences, roles in age-related decline in regeneration and age-related atrophy), muscular dystrophies (disease pathogenesis, biomarkers and non-invasive imaging), tissue engineering (artificial scaffolds, regenerative therapies) and basic muscle cell biology (myogenic differentiation, muscle development). The Rando laboratory is a part of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging and the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Rehab R&D Center of Excellence at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The laboratory is associated with the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL).