NF Research Initiative

GeM Consortium

Working Groups

Oncology & Pathology

Responsibilities:
* Develop and finalize Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for clinical data collection and biological sample requirements
* Propose pathology analysis of specimens (additional immunohistochemistry on FFPE samples) 

Adrienne Flanagan,  PhD   Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital  Co-chair

Adrienne Flanagan, PhD
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Co-chair

Angela Hirbe,  MD, PhD   Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis  Co-chair

Angela Hirbe, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Co-chair

Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi,  MD Boston Children's Hospital

Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, MD
Boston Children's Hospital

Marilyn Bui,  MD, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center

Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Sonika Dahiya,  MD, MBBS Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Sonika Dahiya, MD, MBBS
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Brendan Dickson , MD, MSc Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Brendan Dickson, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Jesse Hart,  DO Lifespan Academic Medical Center

Jesse Hart, DO
Lifespan Academic Medical Center

Dave Viskochil,  MD, PhD University of Utah

Dave Viskochil, MD, PhD
University of Utah

Daniel Lindsay,  FRCPath Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Daniel Lindsay, FRCPath
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Yoshihiro Nishida,  MD, PhD Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN

Yoshihiro Nishida, MD, PhD
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN

Katherine Piculell , MPH Boston Children’s Hospital

Katherine Piculell, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital

Anthony Griffin , MS Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Anthony Griffin, MS
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto


Genomics & Informatics

Responsibilities:
* Develop and finalize SOPs for type/specifications of genomic analysis to be performed on samples collected through the GeM Consortium (FF tumor, paired normal, FFPE)
* Develop and finalize SOPs for informatics pipeline for tumor and paired normal analysis
* Determine what type of data will be made available to Consortium participants and affiliates

Nisclahan Pillay,  PhD, FRCPath   Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital  Co-chair

Nisclahan Pillay, PhD, FRCPath
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Co-chair

David Miller,  MD, PhD   Boston Children's Hospital  Co-chair

David Miller, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Co-chair

Joshua Schiffman,  MD Huntsman Cancer Institute

Joshua Schiffman, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Diane Shao,  MD, PhD Boston Children's Hospital

Diane Shao, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital

Nimesh Patel,  MD Lifespan Academic Medical Center

Nimesh Patel, MD
Lifespan Academic Medical Center

 
David Largaespada,  PhD University of Minnesota

David Largaespada, PhD
University of Minnesota

Peter Park , PhD Park Lab, Harvard Medical School

Peter Park, PhD
Park Lab, Harvard Medical School

 
Jack Shern,  MD National Institute of Health

Jack Shern, MD
National Institute of Health

 
Isidro Cortes-Ciriano , PhD European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

Isidro Cortes-Ciriano, PhD
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

 
Matija Snuderl,  MD NYU Langone Health

Matija Snuderl, MD
NYU Langone Health

 
Kyle Williams,  PhD University of Minnesota

Kyle Williams, PhD
University of Minnesota

 
Douglas Stewart , MD National Cancer Institute

Douglas Stewart, MD
National Cancer Institute

 
Ludmil Alexandrov,  PhD University of California San Diego

Ludmil Alexandrov, PhD
University of California San Diego

George Charames , PhD Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

George Charames, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

 

Data Use & Publications

Responsibilities:
* Develop and finalize a policy for data use among GeM Consortium participants and affiliates
* Articulate clear plan for vetting proposals to analyze and publish the collective data, attribute authorship, etc.

Nicole Ullrich,  MD, PhD Boston Children's Hospital  Co-chair

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Co-chair

Justin Jordan,  MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Justin Jordan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Xia Wang,  MD, PhD Moffitt Cancer Center

Xia Wang, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Raymond Kim,  MD, PhD University of Toronto, Sinai Health System, University Health Network, Toronto

Raymond Kim, MD, PhD
University of Toronto, Sinai Health System, University Health Network, Toronto