Brain Tumor Center: 2009 Fellows

The following 9 students with neuro-related topics were selected for Memorial Sloan Kettering Summer Fellowship Program.

Student Name Medical School Project Title BTC Faculty Member

Maria Chang

SUNY- Upstate Radiation Response Modification Through Histone Deacetylase Inhibition in Brain Tumors

Timothy Chan and Christopher Barker, Radiation Oncology

Mahalia Way

Weill Cornell Medical College

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

Lisa Deangelis, Neurology

Amir Iranmahboo

NYU School of Medicine

Functional MRI of Important Brain Cortices Adjacent to Brain Tumors

Andrei Holodny, Radiology

Sonya Purushothaman Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Role of Fgf Signaling in Sonic Hedgehog Mediated Medulloblastoma Formation

Alexandra Joyner and Praveen Raju, Sloan Kettering Institute

Sandra Seal

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Prevalence of EEG Abnormalities in a Pediatric Cancer Population

Yasmin Khakoo, Pediatrics; Edward Avila, Neurology

Shanna Sprinkle

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Targeting Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Tumor Vasculature

Michael McDevitt, Medicine

Floria Chi

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Yoshiya Yamada, Radiation Oncology; Mark Bilsky, Neurosurgery; Michael Lovelock, Medical Physics

Zhixi Li

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon

Standard and Probabilistic Models of Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tractography in Patients with Brain Tumors

Robert Young, Radiology