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Team

Co-Directors

Graeme F. Woodworth, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Radiology​
Director, Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center

Anthony J. Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chemical, Biochemical, & Environmental Engineering
Director, Therapeutic Bioengineering Laboratory

Jeffrey A. Winkles, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery and Physiology
​Leader, Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program
Cancer Biology Track

Collaborators:

Heather Ames, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology​ (UMSOM)
Eli Bar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology (UMSOM)
Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)
Henry Brem, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)
​Victor Frenkel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)
Olga Goloubeva, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health (UMSOM)
​Eric Holland, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
​Joseph Kao, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology (UMSOM)
Rena Lapidus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (UMSOM)
David Loane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (UMSOM)
Dirk Mayer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)​
Nhan Tran, Ph.D., Professor of Cancer Biology (Mayo Clinic - Arizona)
Betty Tyler, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)
J Marc Simard M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (UMSOM)​

Post-doctoral Fellows and Research Staff

Anshika Kapur
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. Florida State University

Pavlos Anastasiadis
Research Associate 2021-
NIH T32 Fellow (2017-2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. University of Hawaii
 

 

Nikhil Pandey
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. University of Texas

Graduate Students and Medical Students

Pranjali Kanvinde, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, GPILS Molecular Medicine Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
M.S. Johns Hopkins University

 

Chrissy Carney, M.S.
​Ph.D. Student, GPILS Molecular Medicine Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
B.S., M.S. University of Delaware

Alumni

Aymen Alqazzaz
Medical Student
B.S. University of Maryland
Nina Connolly, Ph.D.
NIH T32 Fellow (2015-2018)
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. American University
Rebeca Galisteo
Research Assistant
Department of Surgery
Neila Kline, MD
Resident, University of Texas Southwestern
Former Medical Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Blair Landon
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program
Currently: Undergraduate at University of Maryland Baltimore County
Haelee Pettingill
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research, 2014​
Currently: Undergraduate student,
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD
Nathan Roberts, Ph.D.
NIH F30 Fellow
​MSTP MD/PhD Student
GPILS, ​Molecular Medicine Program
B.S. University of Alabama
Ph.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine
 
Bruck Negash
UM Scholar Summer Program
Currently: Undergraduate at University of Maryland College Park
Jimena G. Dancy, Ph.D.
Meyerhoff Scholar (2013-2015)
NIH T32 Fellow (2016-2018)
GPILS, Molecular Medicine Program
B.A. Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine
Currently: ORISE Fellow FDA
Jacqueline Hwang
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research, 2018
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Dickinson College
Sarah Balow
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research, 2017
Currently: Undergraduate student,
Grand Valley State University
Arjun Adapa
Fulbright Scholar (2016-2017)
UM Scholars Summer Research Program, 2015​
Currently: ​Medical Student, University of Michigan​​
Emily Cheng, Ph.D.
GPILS, Molecular Medicine Program
Currently: Research Associate, Battelle Eastern Science & Technology Center (BEST)
Aberdeen, MD
Craig Schneider, MD Ph.D.
Medical Student
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine
Currently: Radiation Oncology Resident at University of Alabama
 
Aniket S. Wadajkar, Ph.D.
NIH T32 Fellow (2016-2019)
ACS-IRG Fellow (2017-2018)
Postdoctoral Fellow​
Ph.D. University of Texas, Arlington
Currently: Associate Director of Nanoparticle Platform Development, NexImmune Inc.
Lucy Wang
Medical Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine
David Hersh, M.D.
Neurosurgery Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
M.D. New York University
Currently​: Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Nathalie Chen
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research, 2016​
Currently: Undergraduate student,
Carnegie Mellon University
Adip Bhargav
HHMI Medical Research Fellow (2018)
Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research, 2015​
Currently: Medical Student, Mayo Clinic​​
Jay Swayambunathan
UM Scholars Summer Research Program, 2016​
Currently: Undergraduate student,
University of Maryland College Park