Timothy Gershon

Gershon has clinical interests in Child Neurology and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. His research studies the interrelation between normal brain growth and pediatric brain tumor formation, with a goal to develop new treatments for brain tumors based on their unique biology.

MD, PhD
Associate Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
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

Link to Publications on Reach NC site

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