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Meet the team


Sarah Bowling

Principal Investigator

Sarah joined Stanford as an Assistant Professor in the Developmental Biology Department in 2024. She carried out her PhD at Imperial College London, where she focused on understanding the mechanisms and roles of cell competition during early mammalian development. For her postdoctoral research, Sarah moved to Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. Here, she co-developed new lineage tracing mouse models that enable the simultaneous tracing of thousands of cells in vivo with unique, transcribed cellular barcodes. Sarah is excited to combine next-generation tools with fundamental questions in developmental biology to gain a better understanding of how tissues develop. Outside the lab, she can be found singing, hiking, and avoiding bowling (the game) at all costs.


Marine Secchi


Marine joined the Bowling lab as a postdoc in 2024. She did her undergraduate at Imperial College London with a placement at GSK followed by a PhD (also at Imperial College London!) in the labs of Prof. Cristina Lo Celso and Dr. Tiago Luis doing intravital microscopy of platelet biased haematopoietic stem cells. She spent the fall of 2022 developing her image analysis skills at the Broad Institute with Dr Beth Cimini (part of the team behind the open source image analysis software CellProfiler). She is from Aix-en-Provence in South of France. She loves going for a swim in the Stanford outdoor pool in the morning and running/ cycling around as well as crafty activities.


Peter Martin

Rotation student - Spring 2024

Peter is a PhD student in the department of Developmental Biology. He began his undergraduate degree at City College of San Francisco and then transferred to San Francisco State University (SFSU). After graduating from SFSU, he joined the lab of Licia Selleri at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where his research focused on characterizing novel gene candidates related to orofacial clefts, and understanding the role of ESCRT machinery in craniofacial morphogenesis. He is from South San Francisco, California. In his free time, he enjoys lounging with his cats and trying new restaurants.

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