Daniel Kraft

Dr. Daniel Kraft is a Stanford, and Harvard, trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of innovative biomedical research and clinical experience. He is a NIH funded faculty member with the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and is on clinical faculty with the UCSF pediatric bone marrow transplantation service. Daniel's research has focused on novel therapies involving stem cells, including understanding and manipulating the stem cell niche (recently published in Nature and Science). Daniel is the inventor of the recently FDA approved "MarrowMiner" device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founder of StemCor systems, a clinical stage company which is developing the MarrowMiner and other tools and technologies to enable regenerative medicine.

Dr. Kraft obtained a degree in Biochemistry cum laude from Brown University, and went on to complete medical school at Stanford University, where he was a Howard Hughes Research Fellow and graduated with honors in research. After medical school, Dr. Kraft completed the four-year Harvard Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kraft then returned to Stanford for fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology, an additional fellowship in Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, and a postdoctoral research fellowship in the stem cell laboratory of Irv Weissman. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and BE in Hematology/Oncology. He is an avid pilot, recent NASA-Astronaut selection finalist, and serves as a flight surgeon for an F-16 squadron in the California Air National Guard.