Developmental Biology and Solid Tumor Program Members

Armita Bahrami, MD
Department of Pathology
Research interests: Pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors

Rachel C. Brennan, MD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: retinoblastoma therapy and late effects; translating preclinical research into clinical trials; Phase I clinical trials; complications of chemotherapy

Taosheng Chen, PhD
Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Research interests: small-molecule transcription factor drug discovery

Andrew Davidoff, MD
Department of Surgery
Research interests: angiogenesis inhibition for cancer therapy

Michael Dyer, PhD
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
Research interests: retinal development and retinoblastoma

Sarah Federico, MD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: biology and clinical investigation of pediatric soft tissue tumors; translational research and novel drug development of pediatric solid malignancies

Kevin W. Freeman, PhD
Department of Oncology
Research interest: genetic interactions that give rise to neuroblastoma; preclinical models of neuroblastoma

Naoaki Fujii, PhD
Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Research interests: medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, PDZ domain

Wayne Furman, MD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: new drug development, neuroblastoma, liver tumors

R. Kip Guy, PhD
Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Research interests: chemical biology and orphan disease drug discovery

Mark Hatley, MD, PhD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: Cellular and molecular origins of rhabdomyosarcoma

Jesse Jenkins, MD
Department of Pathology
Research interests: childhood tumor diagnosis by molecular techniques

Robert Kaufman, MD, FACR
Department of Radiological Sciences
Research interests: Dose reduction in CT studies in infants and children with cancer: strategies, risks and benefits

Matthew Krasin, MD
Department of Radiological Sciences
Research interests: developing local therapy strategies for sarcomas

Mary McCarville, MD
Department of Radiological Sciences
Research interests: solid tumor imaging and contrast-enhanced sonography

Fariba Navid, MD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: treatment of pediatric sarcomas and melanoma

Alberto Pappo, MD
Department of Oncology
Research Interests: Development of novel therapies for pediatric solid tumors with special interest in: pediatric melanoma; soft tissue sarcomas; pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Philip Potter, PhD
Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Research interests: anticancer drug hydrolysis by carboxylesterases

Bhaskar Rao, MD
Department of Surgery
Research interests: surgical management of sarcomas and rare tumors

John Sandoval, MD
Department of Surgery
Research interests: Pediatric surgical oncology

Victor Santana, MD
Department of Oncology
Research interests: novel therapeutics, neuroblastoma, research ethics

David Shook, MD
Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Research interests: Transplantation for solid tumors; cellular therapy

Barry Shulkin, MD
Department of Radiological Sciences
Research interests: PET CT imaging and evaluation of pediatric tumors

Scott Snyder, PhD
Departments of Radiological Sciences and Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Research interests: design of radioactive drugs for medical imaging

Alex Sparreboom, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research interests: drug uptake carriers in kidney and liver

Clinton Stewart, PharmD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research interests: pharmacology of anticancer drugs in children

Matthew W. Wilson, MD
Department of Surgery
Research interests: surgical ophthalmology

Jianrong Wu, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
Research interests: design and analysis of preclinical and clinical trials

Liqin Zhu, PhD
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
Research interests: stem cells in normal and malignant development