NF Research Initiative

NF Research Initiative

MPNST Grant Program

Pre-clinical MPNST Research Grant Program

Awarded in November 2017.

 
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Karen Cichowski, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“A chemical-genetic screening and mechanism-based approach to identify effective therapeutic combinations for MPNSTs”

 
 
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Conxi Lazaro, PhD
Head of the Unit for Molecular Diagnosis, Hereditary Cancer Program
Catalan Institute of Oncology, L’Hospitalet de Liobregat
 

“Testing combination therapy in an MPNST in vitro/in vivo precision medicine platform”

 
 
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David Largaespada, PhD
Professor and Associate Director for Basic Research
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

“High through-put combinatorial drug and target discovery for NF1-associated MPNST”

 
 
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Angela Hirbe, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology, Sarcoma Program
Washington University in St. Louis

“Development of a Preclinical NF-1 MPNST Platform Suitable for Precision Oncology Drug”

 


Daochun Sun, PhD
*NFRI Early Career Award
Research Fellow, Cancer Biology and Genetics, Director Brain Tumor Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“Cancer Stem Cells promote MPNST relapse after chemotherapy”

 
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Yuan Zhu, PhD
Scientific Director, Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children’s National Medical Center

“Involvement of PRC2 in malignant transformation and metastatic spread of NF1-associated MPNSTs”