I am a member of the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigation Consortium. This group comprises researchers at several American cancer centers who collaborate to conduct phase I and II studies of new therapies. My current research focus is developing and assessing targeted therapies, small molecule inhibitors, and combination therapies for a range of tumor types.
I am chair of the Center’s Junior Faculty Council, and am very active in educating doctors who are training in pediatrics, pediatric oncology, and pediatric neuro-oncology. I am a reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Blood Cancer. Nationally, I serve on the Children’s Oncology Group Diffuse Pontine Glioma Committee.
When I started working in neuro-oncology, I had chosen this field because I loved the science. But now I love working with the children even more. Their positive attitude makes my career very rewarding.