Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles

Focus of Work

Bio

My laboratory uses genetic mouse modeling tools to study Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an incurable brain cancer that arises in children. Our three aims are to develop improved DIPG mouse models, to study the mechanism of novel oncogenes implicated in DIPG pathogenesis (e.g., H3K27M, ACVR1/ALK2), and to evaluate novel therapeutics

Academic Focus

My academic focus is research to identify effective treatments for children with brain tumors, particularly DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). I am also interested in mentoring the next generation of physician-scientists or scientists who have similar interests.

Clinical Focus

To provide the scientific rationale for improved clinical trials for children with brain tumors, particularly pediatric high-grade gliomas

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Johns Hopkins University (2000)
  • Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Pediatrics (2003)
  • Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology (2006)
  • Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatrics Neuro-Oncology (2007)

Contact

312/227-4090

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 30
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611