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.