Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

The Viviane Tabar Lab

Research

Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar, MD

I am a neurosurgeon-scientist and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. I have clinical expertise in the surgical management of brain tumors such as complex gliomas, meningiomas and skull base tumors. My lab focus is the study of human stem cells for regenerative purposes in the brain, but also as tools for the study of brain tumors.

View Lab Overview

Research Projects

Tabar Lab

Publications

Piao, Major, Auyeung, Policarpio, Menon, Droms, Gutin, Uryu, Tchieu, Soulet and Tabar. Human embryonic stem cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitors remyelinate the brain and rescue behavioral deficits following radiation. Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Feb 5;16(2):198-210.

Funato K, Major T, Lewis PW, Allis CD, Tabar V. Use of human embryonic stem cells to model pediatric gliomas with H3.3K27M histone mutation. Science. 2014 Dec 19;346(6216):1529-33.

Tabar V, Studer L. Pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine: challenges and recent progress. Nat Rev Genet. 2014 Feb;15(2):82-92.

Hicks M.J. et al. Genetic modification of neurons to express bevacizumab for local anti-angiogenesis treatment of glioblastoma. Cancer Gene Ther. 2015 Jan; 22(1);1-8.

Tabar V. Making a pituitary gland in a dish. Call Stem Cell. 2011. Dec 2;9(6):490-1.

View All Publications

People

Pictured: Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar, MD

  • Physician-scientist Viviane Tabar focuses on stem cells as tools for brain repair and for modeling brain cancer.
  • MD, American University of Beirut
212-639-3006
Office Phone
View physician profile
Physician profile

Members

Kosuke Funato
Kosuke Funato

Senior Research Assistant

Jinghua Piao
Jinghua Piao

Senior Research Assistant

Nidia Claros

Research Lab Manager

Shkurte Ademi Donohue
Shkurte Ademi Donohue

Research Technician

Elena Goldberg
Elena Goldberg

Scientific Research Manager

Kelsey Hopland
Kelsey Hopland

Graduate Student

Lucia Ruiz Perera
Lucia Ruiz Perera

Research Fellow

Yanhong Yang
Yanhong Yang

Research Scholar

Lab Alumni
Petrina Georgala

Research Associate

Tamara Major

Research Associate

Peter Morgenstern

Research Fellow

Ryan C. Smith
Ryan C. Smith

Scientist at BlueRock Therapeutics, New York, NY

Rong Wang, PhD
Rong Wang

Research Associate

Ran Xu

Research Fellow

Leif Droms

Research Technician

Nigel Durham

Research Technician

Vladimir P. Bermudez, PhD
Vladimir P. Bermudez

Scientific Research Manager

Monalisa Navare
Monalisa Navare

Research Technician

Gabriel Duran Rehbein, MD
Gabriel Duran Rehbein

Research Fellow

Lab Affiliations

Achievements

Get in Touch

Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Viviane Tabar discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • American University of Beirut
    Fiduciary Role/Position
  • BlueRock Therapeutics
    Intellectual Property Rights; Provision of Services

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2020 through disclosure submission in spring 2021). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

Learn more about MSK’s COI policies here. For questions regarding MSK’s COI-related policies and procedures, email MSK’s Compliance Office at ecoi@mskcc.org.


View all disclosures