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Sheri M. Krams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery/Division of Transplantation
Program In Immunology
Stanford University

Dr Krams is an Associate Professor at Stanford University. During the past 20 years her lab has made many significant contributions to the field of Transplant Immunology. As a postdoctoral fellow she performed early studies on the molecular characterization of cytokine and cytotoxic mediators in the graft and periphery of recipients of solid organ allografts and was awarded a Young Investigator Award for that work. Her laboratory performed the initial studies to demonstrate that apoptosis was critical in the tissue damage seen during graft rejection. The research in the Krams lab spans basic to translational immunological research and utilizes in vitro and experimental rodents models of transplantation, as well human and patient specimens.
The research in her lab recently has focused on three specific areas: 1) Induction of tolerance to liver allograft, 2) NK cell functions post-transplant and 3) MicroRNAs as master regulators in transplantation.

Dr Krams is Chair of Admissions for the Immunology graduate program at Stanford and has a long-standing interest in Education. Dr. Krams has been a Mentor to numerous students and fellows in her laboratory, at Stanford, and through professional organizations. She was awarded the Faculty Mentor Award in 2009 from the Immunology Program at Stanford and a Mentor Travel Award from The Transplantation Society in 2010. Dr. Krams is currently a member of an NIH grant review panel. Dr Krams is a passionate advocate for women and has helped establish mentorship programs and networking symposiums for women and junior investigators.

Dr. Krams has two children, a 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl and routinely juggles work and home commitments to enjoy time with the kids and not miss recitals and soccer games.