Jared D. Hysinger
My name is Jared Hysinger and I am the Tissue Navigator of the Monje Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine. I was born and raised in San Francisco and recently graduated from Stanford as a Biology major with an emphasis in Biochemistry. I’ve been with the Monje Lab for three years now where my work has primarily focused on NF1 optic pathway gliomas. Outside of the lab, I’ve been involved in theater and music, having grown up playing the piano.
I’ve always had a love for science and medicine, however, my passion for research came when I joined the lab in 2018. I’m grateful to be involved in work that will have real world impacts for patients and families of those with pediatric brain cancers. Tissue donations are a valuable tool in our fight against these devastating diseases, and as a tissue navigator I’m excited to work with families and collaborators to help address current challenges in our understanding of these cancers. Scientific research is a complex and collaborative effort. The generosity and commitment of these families to this effort through tissue donation is emblematic of the compassion and dedication that makes science so rewarding. Through the work of GFAC, the scientific community, and patient’s families I hope to help bring us closer to a cure.
A Simple Two-Step Process
For the family, once a decision has been made to donate, only two things are required. The first is written consent for the child to become a tissue donor, and the second is a single phone call to a tissue navigator at the time of a child’s death to initiate the process.