Team Categories: The New Roads Team; Innovative Approaches to Curing Brain Tumours

Professor Paul Lehner

Professor Lehner is a Clinician Scientist and Immunobiologist at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his medical degree from University College London and PhD from the University of Cardiff. Paul is distinguished for his work on the cell biology of immune and viral evasion pathways. Prominent among these are his discoveries of how the vertebrate […]

Dr Luis F. Parada

Luis F. Parada obtained a BS from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, identifying oncogenes in human cancer. He was a Damon Runyon and Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pasteur Institute. He headed the Molecular Embryology Section at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD from 1988 to […]

Professor Tom Jacques

Professor Jacques is Professor of Paediatric Neuropathology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Clinical Lead/Laboratory Director for the department of histopathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He runs a research programme focussed on paediatric brain tumours and epilepsy. He has been an investigator on over £25 […]

Professor Darren Hargrave

Professor Hargrave joined Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 2011 having previously worked at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He was appointed in 2017 as the GOSH Children’s Charity Clinical Professor in Paediatric Neuro-oncology. Prof Hargrave specialises in paediatric neuro-oncology and the development of new anti-cancer drugs for children and adolescents. He trained in the […]

Dr Peter Dirks

The Dirks Lab is focused on the biology of brain tumours of children and adults, with a primary aim to understand the link between stem cell biology, development, and brain tumor growth, and a secondary aim to understand brain tumour heterogeneity and how diverse cell types contribute to tumour maintenance and therapeutic resistance.

Dr Michelle Monje

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford and completed her residency training in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Partners program, and then returned to […]

Professor Richard Gilbertson

Professor Richard J Gilbertson Professor Gilbertson trained as a paediatric oncologist in the UK before moving in 2000 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA where he served as Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Centre Director, Executive Vice President and Lillian R Cannon Endowed Chair. In August 2015, he moved back home to England where he […]

Dr Michael Taylor

Dr Taylor is the director of  the Neuro-oncology Research Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. He was previously working as a paediatric neurosurgeon and senior scientist at University of Toronto affiliated Hospital for Sick Children. His research centres on the molecular genetics of medulloblastoma and ependymoma, two of the most common malignant paediatric brain tumours. He […]

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