Areas of Research
- Immunotherapy Research
The Ene laboratory is focused on developing novel immune therapies for the treatment of glioblastoma by reprogramming dysfunctional myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment to promote eradication of tumor cells.
About Chibawanye I. Ene, M.D., Ph.D.
Chibawanye I. Ene, M.D., Ph.D. is an assistant professor and physician-scientist in the Department of Neurosurgery with a clinical focus on complex brain tumors and research expertise in the field of immuno-oncology, particularly macrophage based therapeutic approaches for brain tumors.
He received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in
biochemistry from Cambridge University, where he explored epigenetics of neural and cancer stem cells. He subsequently completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, during which he developed novel mouse models to study brain tumor immunity.
Dr. Ene completed a fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2022, distinguishing himself both as a surgeon and scientist and joined the faculty the same year.
His surgical practice primarily focuses on advanced neurosurgical procedures for primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine. Therapeutic strategies that he develops in his laboratory will eventually be brought to the clinic.
We're currently investigating the tumor microenvironment in glioblastoma and ways to reprogram dysfunctional myeloid cells
Join Our Lab
The Ene laboratory is currently hiring research personnel. Please contact Dr. Ene for additional details.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Scientist Program Award
CPRIT Single Cell Genomics Grant
MD Anderson Cancer Center Melanoma SPORE CEP Award
MD Anderson Cancer Center Brain Cancer SPORE CEP Award
NIH/NCI Early Surgeon Scientist award
Chibawanye I. Ene, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurosurgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Office Phone: 713-563-8731
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Holloway
Office Phone: 713-563-2171