Trisha Stan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Natural Sciences
College of Computational Sciences


  • Served as a fellow in Stanford’s Program for Writing and Rhetoric
  • Recipient of the D.A.R.E. (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Recipient of the NSF GRFP Fellowship

Trisha Stan is joining Minerva from her recent role as a fellow in Stanford’s Program for Writing and Rhetoric, where she taught Written and Oral Communication with an emphasis on Science Communication. She earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University in Immunology. For her dissertation, she studied how the immune system is altered in patients with neurodegenerative disease. Professor Stan earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Molecular Biology in William Jewell College’s unique Oxbridge Honors program, where she learned first-hand the value of a liberal arts education and seminar-style instruction.

Professor Stan has taught courses in a variety of disciplines and finds that students learn best by applying knowledge and skills to solving real-world problems. She believes that students should think broadly and critically engage with ideas from diverse perspectives to challenge their own biases and ways of thinking.