Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

The Andrew Kung Lab

Research

Andrew Kung
Andrew Kung, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

The Kung Lab leverages patient-driven discovery to identify drivers and therapeutic vulnerabilities in pediatric and young adult cancers. The research infrastructure of the lab bridges the clinic, dry lab, and wet lab, with experimental data derived from model systems as well as in-human studies. We have developed a variety of experimental platforms to support the preclinical evaluation of promising agents including capabilities for in vitro drug screening, cell line development from patient tumor tissue, and in vivo testing in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models. We have embraced computational biology approaches to predict genomically and non-genetically encoded tumor vulnerabilities, and utilize preclinical models to validate these therapeutic hypotheses.

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Andrew Kung

Andrew Kung, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Members

Filemon Dela Cruz
Filemon Dela Cruz

Preclinical and Lab Program Lead

Daoqi You
Daoqi You

PDX Program Lead

Emily Slotkin
Emily Slotkin

Assistant Attending, AYA Preclinical Lead

Glorymar Ibanez Sanchez
Glorymar Ibanez Sanchez

Drug Screen Program Lead

Andoyo Ndengu
Andoyo Ndengu

Cell Line Generation Program Lead

Diego Ferreira Coutinho
Diego Ferreira Coutinho

Research Associate

Andrika Thomas
Andrika Thomas

PROXC PDX Consortium Program Manager

Paul Calder
Paul Calder

Drug Formulation & Lab Operations

Xinyi Wang
Xinyi Wang

Data Manager

Tara O'Donohue
Tara O'Donohue

Instructor, Clinical Translation Investigator

Kristina Guillan
Kristina Guillan

Sr Animal Technician

Nestor Rosales
Nestor Rosales

Research Assistant

Armaan Siddiquee
Armaan Siddiquee

Animal Technician

Katie Souto
Katie Souto

Animal Technician

Matthew Long
Matthew Long

Sr Research Technician

Jaclyn Rosenzweig
Jaclyn Rosenzweig

Clinical Fellow

Chelsey Burke
Chelsey Burke

Clinical Fellow

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