Signature Centers

Signature Center Initiative for the Cure of Glioblastoma

Members

Name

Department and year affiliated with the SCI

Position & Research Focus

Pollok, Karen

Peds Hem/Onc 2013

Co-Director; Faculty; Basic Scientist; therapeutic modulation of the DNA Damage response in brain tumors; experimental therapeutics; animal modeling; hematotoxicity

Cohen Gadol, Aaron

Neurosurgery

2013

Co-Director; Neurosurgeon; Physician-Scientist; development of new methods for surgical resection, diagnosis, and treatment of brain tumors; provides and coordinates with other neurosurgeons tumor tissue for research

Bentley, R. Timothy

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine

2013

Faculty; large animal/canine models for brain cancer

Clapp, Wade

Peds Chairman

2013

Faculty; Physician-Scientist, NFI and Schwannomas

Clase, Kari

Purdue

2013

Faculty; Technology & innovation; lipidomics and metabolomics in GBM

Cox, Mary

IUSCC

2015

Tissue Bank

Diller, Emily

Purdue 2017

Radiology Graduate Student

Ding, Jixin

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Research Faculty; experimental therapeutics, GBM

Dey, Mahua

Neurosurgery

2015

Faculty; Neurosurgeon; Physician-Scientist; Immunotherapy for GBM

Dropcho, Edward 

Neurology (Chief Neurology Service)

2013

Faculty; Clinician, adult

Dykhuizen, Emily

Purdue

2016

Faculty; Basic scientist; dysregulation of epigenetics in cancer

Fishel, Melissa

Peds Hem/Onc Basic Research

2013

Faculty; Basic scientist; DNA repair in cancer;

member of the Signature Center for pancreatic cancer

Goebel, Scott

Peds Hem/Onc Basic Research 2013

Faculty; Physician-Scientist; stem cell transplantation in children; NFI

Holland, Teresa

Peds Hem/Onc &

IUSCC

2013

Pediatric Molecular Oncology Program Coordinator

Assistant to the IUSCC Associate Director of Basic Science Research

Hundley, Heather

Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University; 2013

Faculty; Basic Scientist, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Bloomington)

Hutchins, Gary D

Radiology

2013

Faculty; Director, Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences

Ivan, Mircea

Hem/Onc

2013

Faculty; Basic Scientist; hypoxia and tumor microenvironment

Bijangi-Vishehsaraei, Khadijeh (Sholeh)

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Research Faculty; precision genomics and pediatric solid tumors

Kelley, Mark

Peds Hem/Onc Basic Research

2013

Faculty; Basic scientist; DNA repair and cancer

IUSCC leadership; member of the Signature Center for pancreatic cancer

Liu, Yunlong

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

2013

Computational genomics

Lyle, L. Tiffany

Comparative Pathobiology – Purdue

2016

Faculty, Veterinary Pathology

Mayo, Lindsey

Peds Hem/Onc Basic Research

2013

Faculty; Basic scientist; dysregulation of signaling pathways in cancer

McDonald, Brenna

Radiology & Imaging

2013

Structural and functional MRI of neurocognitive dysfunction

Mendrysa, Susan

Purdue

2013

Faculty, medulloblastoma mouse models

Meroueh, Samy

Biochemistry

2013

Faculty, utilizing genomics to drive drug discovery in solid tumors

Miller, James

Surgery, Neuro

2013

Clinician, adult

Mund, Julie

Pediatrics/Wells Center

2013

Graduate student in Dr. Clapp’s lab; NFI; hematopoiesis

Murray, Mary

Peds/Hem/Onc

2013

Translational Research Administrator and Special Projects Coordinator

Nalepa, Grzegorz

Pediatrics/Wells Center

Faculty; Physician-Scientist; cell cycle dysregulation in cancer; myeloproliferative diseases

Nakshatri, Hari

General Surgery

2013

Faculty; Basic Scientist; IUSCC leadership; genomics; breast cancer; brain metastasis

Pandya, Pankita

Peds Hem/Onc

2014

Faculty; post-doctoral fellow; therapeutic resistance in pediatric solid tumors; immunoregulatory mechanisms

Parker, Jason G.

Radiology 2017

Faculty; Functional and molecular neuroimaging

Perkins, Susan

Biostatistics/IUSCC

2013

Faculty

Pradhan, Kamnesh

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Faculty; Clinician; neuro-oncology pediatric trials

Rickus, Jenna

Purdue

2013

Biological engineering; 3D matrix development

Renbarger, Jamie

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Faculty; Physician scientist; pharmacology and precision genomics

Rizzo, Maria

Methodist Research Institute

2013-2015

Faculty; Basic Scientist; GBM mechanisms of growth and invasion; left IU for industry

Saadatzedeh, Reza

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Research Faculty ; Basic scientist, targeted therapy for GBM; Technical Coordinator for the SCI/BTWG - 0.6 FTE

Safa, Ahmad

Pharm / Toxicology

2013

Faculty; drug resistance in cancer; pathway analysis

Sandusky, George

Path and Laboratory Medicine

2013

Faculty; Pathologist; Leader, Specimen Bank

Shah, Mitesh

Neurosurgery/Path

2013

Faculty; Clinician

Shannon, Harlan

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Visiting Scientist and Eli Lilly Retiree; Basic researcher, Blood Brain Barrier; targeted therapy for GBM

Shariati, Behzad

Neurosurgery

2015

Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunotherapy for GBM

Shih, Chie-Schin

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Faculty; Clinician, neuro-onocology; peds brain tumors; targeted therapies; coordinates tumor tissue for research

Siddiqui, Rafat

Methodist Research Institute

2013-2015

Lipid profiles of solid tumors; left IUSM for another faculty position

Smith, Jodi L

Peds/Neurosurgery

2013

Faculty ; Neurosurgeon; provides tumor tissue for research

Stamatkin, Christopher

Peds Hem/Onc

2016

Faculty ; Basic scientist, Asst Director Therapeutic Validation Core ; targeted therapies for pediatric GBM

Territo, Paul R

Radiology & Imaging

2013

Faculty; Associate Director, Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences

Vik, Terry

Peds Hem/Onc

2013

Faculty; Clinician, pediatrics/solid tumors

Wang, Haiyan

Peds Hem/Onc

2013-2016

Research Faculty; Basic scientist; DNA repair in hematopoeisis & cancer; left IU for clinical faculty position

Zhang, Zhong-Yin

Purdue
2014

Faculty; Basic scientist; SHP2 signaling in cancer; experimental therapeutics