Investigator Insights

Meet the people who conduct research at St. Jude as they share their stories of life in science.

5 Questions for Laura Jolovic

Erin Podolak, MA and Laura Jolovic

Meet St. Jude radiation therapist Laura Jolovic and learn how she provides care for children with cancer as well as mentors students interested in a career in pediatric radiation oncology.

Alaa Refaat, PhD
Alaa Refaat, PhD

5 Questions for Alaa Refaat

Erin Podolak, MA and Alaa Refaat, PhD

Meet St. Jude senior scientist Alaa Refaat, PhD, and learn about his work to develop treatments for childhood brain tumors using chemical biology approaches.

Christy LaFlamme
Christy LaFlamme

Finding your place with Christy LaFlamme

Christy LaFlamme

Follow Christy LaFlamme in her graduate school journey.

Noha Shendy
Noha Shendy

5 Questions for Noha Shendy, PhD

Noha Shendy, PhD and Erin Podolak, MA

Meet post doc Noha Shendy, PhD, and learn about her efforts to identify new ways to treat childhood cancers.

Jason Rosch, PhD
Jason Rosch, PhD

5 Questions for Jason Rosch, PhD

Erin Podolak, MA and Jason Rosch, PhD

Learn what inspired Jason Rosch, PhD, to a career in science studying host-pathogen interactions.

Charles Rock, PhD
Charles Rock, PhD

A Rock-Solid Legacy: Honoring the Life of Charles O. Rock, PhD

Jessica Gullett-Rubino, PhD

Learn more about the legacy of Charles O. Rock, PhD.

Stephanie Dixon
Stephanie Dixon

5 Questions for Stephanie Dixon, MD, MPH

Alex Generous, PhD

Meet survivorship researcher Stephanie Dixon and learn how she studies the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors in childhood cancer survivors.

Heather Conklin, PhD
Heather Conklin, PhD

5 Questions for Heather Conklin, PhD

Erin Podolak, MA and Heather Conklin, PhD

Learn about what drives Heather Conklin, PhD, to study cognitive function and cognitive rehabilitation strategies in childhood brain tumor survivors.

Nickhill Bhakta
Nickhill Bhakta

Co-designing access to global pediatric cancer care with Nickhill Bhakta, MD, MPH

Nickhill Bhakta, MD, MPH

Discover how Nickhill Bhakta, MD, MPH, uses a philosophy rooted in trust-based partnerships to support pediatric cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Shengdar Tsai
Shengdar Tsai

Finding a path to discovery with Shengdar Tsai, PhD

Shengdar Tsai, PhD

Learn how Shengdar Q. Tsai, PhD, searches for new paths and discoveries in genome editing.