The goal of the Career Enhancement Program is to provide training and guidance from academic physician-scientists, clinical-investigators and laboratory-based scientists to individuals who wish to dedicate their efforts to improving the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors through translational research. The program supports advanced post-doctoral and clinical fellows, junior faculty or established investigators who wish to develop or refocus their careers on translational research in brain cancer. Applications are accepted each summer; contact Biny Joseph, Ph.D., for details.
Rafet Basar, M.D. , Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
"Off-the-shelf Genetically Engineered Natural Killer Therapy for Glioblastoma"
Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Ph.D., Instructor, Experimental Therapeutics
"Targeted Therapy of Pediatric Brain Tumor"
Kadir Akdemir, Ph.D., Instructor, Genomic Medicine
"Targeting Complex Rearrangements in Glioblastoma Genomes to Develop Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers"
Yiwen Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
“Systematic identification of functional long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of glioblastoma stem cell and gliomagenesis”
Peter Kan, M.D., Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
“Preliminary Study of Super-selective Intra-arterial Infusion of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapy in a Rabbit Human Glioblastoma Model”
Jiha Kim, Ph.D., Instructor, Cancer Biology
“Breaching Blood-Brain-Barrier Using Exosome Mediated Molecular Targeting”
Siyuan Zheng, Ph.D., Instructor, Genomic Medicine
“Characterization of Whole Genome Doubling in Adult Diffuse Glioma”
Krishna Bhat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Translational Molecular Pathology
“Disrupting the collagen architecture to inhibit TAZ/YAP signaling in glioblastoma”
Kunal Rai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Genomic Medicine
“Contribution of epigenome to glioblastoma multiforme”