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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Ryann Fame

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Ryann Fame PhD joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2022. Following her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at the College of William & Mary, Dr. Fame completed a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. She conducted postdoctoral fellowships at The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT and at Boston Children’s Hospital Pathology Department. Her research program encompasses the early neural stem cell niche, neural tube closure, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), metabolism, and cortical neuronal development. As a stem cell and developmental molecular biologist, Dr. Fame is dedicated to broad collaboration focused on translating an understanding of neural development and CSF biology into regenerative strategies for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disease.


Instructor of Pathology, Boston Children's Hospital, Neurodevelopment (2022)
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Whitehead Institutes for Biomedical Research at MIT, Neurodevelopment (2016)
PhD, Harvard University, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (2013)
AM, Harvard University, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2008)
AB, The College of William and Mary, Biology and Chemistry (2006)