Brain Tumor Center: 2008 Fellows

The following 11 students were fellows with the Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program in 2008.

Student Name Medical School Project Title BTC Faculty Member

Hamideh Moayedpardazi

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Identifying the Radioresistant “Brain Tumor Stem Cell” Population in an Glioblastoma Multiforme Explant Model

Viviane Tabar, Neurosurgery

Rajiv R. Iyer

New York University School Of Medicine

Understanding Brain Tumor-Related Stroma

Philip Gutin, Neurosurgery; Adilia Hormigo, Neurology

Lilangi Ediriwickrema

Yale University School of Medicine

Modulation of Oncogenic RON Tyrosine Kinase Splicing Isoforms in Glioma

Luca Cartegni, Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program

Ijah Mondesire-Crump

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The Role of Chemotherapy in Primary Spinal Cord Tumors

Lauren Abrey, Neurology

Valerie Lee

Columbia University

Do Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast Perfusion Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Predict Tumor Recurrence and Patient Outcome Better than Perfusion Imaging Alone for Patients with Brain Gliomas?

Robert Young, Radiology

Anna Cooper

University of Rochester

Patterns and Outcomes of Treatment in Older Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lauren Abrey, Neurology

Ogechukwu Eze

Yale School of Medicine

Gliogene: Identifying Environmental and Genetic Factors that Predispose to Development of Brain Tumors

Lisa DeAngelis, Neurology

Yevgeniya Garshteyn

NYU School of Medicine

Functional MRI of Important Brain Cortices Adjacent to Brain Tumors

Andrei Holodny, Radiology

Tania Sierra

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Changes in Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the White Matter in Patients with Brain Tumors after Surgery and Radiation Therapy

Robert Young, Radiology

Lisa DeGregoris

Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine Identification of Compounds that Modulate the Cellular Response to DNA Damage

John Petrini, Molecular Biology

Iyabo Muse

SUNY Upstate Medical University Effect of ABC Transporter on Bioluminescence Imaging (BLI) in a Glioma Mouse Model Ronald Blasberg, Neurology