Jasmine K. Zia , MD
Stanford Biodesign Program
Jasmine Zia was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She moved to Seattle, Washington during high school and has resided there until her big move to Palo Alto in 2010 to start her gastroenterology fellowship at Stanford University.
Jasmine was in the first graduating class to receive a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. For her dissertation, Jasmine created and tested the efficacy of pH-sensitive polymers for the delivery of non-viral gene therapy. She was awarded Best Undergraduate Research at the annual University of Washingtons Rushmer Lecture.
Jasmine then completed four years of medical school followed by three years of internal medicine residency, both at the University of Washington. She was selected as the Chief Medical Resident. During medical school, she was awarded with the Alpha Omega Alpha Student Fellowship Research grant where her research focused on in vitro selective proliferation and migration assays in mice epithelial cells using a chimeric fibroblast growth factor receptor stimulated by a small molecule. During her medicine residency, her research focused on the applications of high-intensity focused ultrasound for solid tumor drug delivery and direct cell death.
Jasmine cannot contain her excitement at the opportunity given to her to learn about the innovation process. She wants to combine her two passions: medicine and engineering to create or improve a medical device that will improve the delivery of patient care.
If you can't find Jasmine at the lab or in the hospital, you will find her in the city either watching a musical at the Orpheum or eating oysters at the Ferry Building. She enjoys fiction reading, traveling, and running in the rain.
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