About Suzanne J. Baker

Dr. Suzanne Baker earned her PhD in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from The Johns Hopkins University where she trained with Dr. Bert Vogelstein. After postdoctoral training with Dr. Tom Curran at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, she joined the faculty at St. Jude and currently holds the Endowed Chair in Brain Tumor Research. Her research is directed toward understanding normal and cancerous growth in the brain, with a specific focus on the underlying molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms driving pediatric high-grade glioma. Dr. Baker is the Director of the DNB Brain Tumor Research Division, as well as the Associate Director for Basic Research and the Co-Leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program within the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  She is also the Associate Dean of the PhD program in the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Meet the Team

Jennifer Ocasio Adorno, PhD
  • Jennifer Ocasio Adorno, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jared Andrews, PhD
  • Jared Andrews, PhD
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Kaitlin Budd
  • Kaitlin Budd
  • PhD Student
Chen He, PhD
  • Chen He, PhD
  • Lead Researcher
Lawryn Kasper, PhD
  • Lawryn Kasper, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Chang Hyuk Kwon, PhD
  • Chang Hyuk Kwon, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Jordan Roach
  • Jordan Roach
  • PhD Student
Chris Roberts
  • Chris Roberts
  • Researcher
Chan Williams
  • Chan Williams
  • Researcher
Junyuan Zhang
  • Junyuan Zhang
  • Lab Operations Manager
Xiaoyan Zhu
  • Xiaoyan Zhu
  • Scientist