Brain Tumor Center: 2013 BTC Grant Winners

The following scientists and clinicians are winners of the 2013 Memorial Sloan Kettering brain tumor grant competition.

Sunita ThakurSunita Thakur, Medical Physics, Jean St. Germain Lab

Project Title: Noninvasive Imaging and Identification of IDH Mutation Status in Gliomas using 2-HydroxyGlutarate (2HG) MR Spectroscopy

Sriram VennetiSriram Venneti, Cancer Biology and Genetics, Craig Thompson; Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry, Jason Lewis Lab

Project Title: Glutamine metabolism in gliomas

Hanwen ZhangHanwen Zhang, Cancer Biology and Genetics, Craig Thompson; Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry, Jason Lewis Lab

Project Title: Glutamine metabolism in gliomas

Beatriz Aldaz ArrietaBeatriz Aldaz Arrieta, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Jason Huse Lab

Project Title: Therapeutically targeting ATRX deficiency in lower-grade astrocytoma

Leila AkkariLeila Akkari, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Johanna Joyce Lab

Project Title: Assessing macrophage/microglia response to radiation, and investigating whether targeting tumor-associated macrophages can enhance therapeutic efficacy

Joseph Osborne & Michael McDevittJoseph Osborne, Department of Radiology; Michael McDevitt, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program, Michael McDevitt Lab

Project Title: Vascular-targeted alpha particle radioimmunotherapy of recurrent glioblastoma

Milan ChhedaMilan Chheda, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Ingo Mellinghoff Lab

Project Title: Understanding differentiation networks in cancer and normal development

Kosuke FunatoKosuke Funato, Neurosurgery, Viviane Tabar Lab

Project Title: Insights into pediatric diffuse pontine glioma origins

Alexandre WojcinskiAlexandre Wojcinski, Developmental Biology Program, Alexandra Joyner Lab

Project Title: Identification of genes and cell behaviors regulated by HH/GLI2 signaling during medulloblastoma tumor progression.

Christian GrommesChristian Grommes, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Ingo Mellinghoff Lab

Project Title: Exploring the role if the PI(3)K pathway in tumor maintenance and therapy response in primary CNS lymphoma