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Team

Co-Directors

Graeme F. Woodworth, M.D.

Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery, 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

Nina Connolly, Ph.D.​

NIH T32 Fellow (2015-2018)
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. American University

Anshika Kapur

Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. Florida State University

Pavlos Anastasiadis

NIH T32 Fellow (2017-2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. University of Hawaii

Rebeca Galisteo

Research Assistant
Department of Surgery

Nikhil Pandey

Postdoctoral Fellow​​
Ph.D. University of Texas

Graduate Students and Medical Students

Pranjali Kanvinde, M.S.

GPILS Molecular Medicine Program
Graduate Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine
M.S. Johns Hopkins University

Adarsha Malla

Medical Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Chrissy Carney, M.S.

​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program
Graduate Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine
B.S., M.S. University of Delaware

Neila Kline

Medical Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Alumni

Blair Landon

Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program
Currently: Undergraduate at University of Maryland Baltimore County

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


Aymen Alqazzaz 

Medical Student
B.S. University of Maryland

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

Jay Swayambunathan 

UM Scholars Summer Research Program, 2016​
Currently: Undergraduate student,
University of Maryland College Park

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

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

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​​