Cancer Cell Biology
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program
Area of Interest
My lab studies the interrelation between normal brain growth and pediatric brain tumor formation. We focus on the cerebellum which is a key site of postnatal brain growth, and on medulloblastoma, a cerebellar tumor that is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. Our goal is to develop new treatments for brain tumors based on their unique biology.
Awards and Honors
- Child Neurology Society Scientific Award, 2007
- Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, Columbia University, July 1990-June 1999
News and Stories
Nanoparticle-formulated drug combination is effective in medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain tumor
In a laboratory study, UNC Lineberger researchers report a novel combination of two drugs delivered in a nanoparticle formulation may suggest an approach for a less toxic treatment for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Researchers find clues to drug resistance in medulloblastoma subtype
A study led by UNC Lineberger's Tim Gershon, MD, PhD, shows new evidence to explain how drug resistance develops in a major subtype of medulloblastoma.
Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth
UNC Lineberger researchers have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor in children.