Participating Program Faculty

Each scholar chooses 3-4 mentors to form a K12 mentoring committee, which meets together 2 times per year

  • Committee consists of:
    • • director Dr. Batchelor or Dr. Martuza
    • • HSPH statistician Rebecca Betensky
    • • clinical and basic researchers from list of 44 current K12 mentors
    • • Note: a topic expert may be invited to committee. If not on list below, this expert is added to the Program Faculty
    • • Meetings include:
      • • review of progress
      • • troubleshooting
      • • assessment of Scholar-Mentor relationships
      • • career planning

Current K12 mentors:

 

Name/Degree(s)

Link to DFHCC site or other website

Research Interest

1

Agar, Nathalie, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/nathalie-y-r-agar-phd/

Intraoperative diagnostics, Blood-brain barrier, Central nervous system PK/PD

2

Batchelor, Tracy T., MD, MPH

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/tracy-t-batchelor-md-mph/

Cancer Angiogenesis, Experimental Brain Imaging, Clinical Trials

3

Bernstein, Bradley E., MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/bradley-e-bernstein-md-phd/

Epigenetics, Stem Cells, Intratumoral Heterogeneity

4

Beroukhim, Rameen, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/rameen-beroukhim-md-phd/

Cancer genomics, Structural genetic alterations, Intratumoral heterogeneity

5

Betensky, Rebecca A.,  ScD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/rebecca-a-betensky-phd/

Survival Analysis, Biomarkers, Clinical Trials

6

Breakefield, Xandra O., PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/xandra-o-breakefield-phd/

Genetics, Extracellular vesicles, Biomarkers

7

Buckner, Randy, PhD

www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/user/5436

Cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience

8

Chiocca, E. Antonio, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/nino-chiocca-md-phd/

Oncolytic viruses in tumor therapy

9

Curry, William T. Jr., MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/william-t-curry-md/

Cancer Immunology

10

Dietrich, Jorg, MD, PhD

www.massgeneral.org/urology/doctors/doctor.aspx

Stem cell biology, Tumor microenvironment, Brain plasticity, Neuroimaging

11

Frosch, Matthew P., MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/matthew-p-frosch-md-phd/

Diagnostic neuropathology, Brain tumors, Autopsy

12

Getz, Gad, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/gad-getz-phd/

Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics

13

Golub, Todd R., M.D.

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/todd-r-golub-md/

Cancer Genomics

14

Gray, Nathanael, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/nathanael-gray-phd/

Chemical biology, Drug discovery, Translational research

15

Gusella, James F., PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/james-f-gusella-phd/

Neurogenetics, Neurofibromatosis

16

Haber, Daniel A., MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/daniel-a-haber-md-phd/

Cancer Genetics, Circulating Tumor Cells

17

Hahn, William C., MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/william-c-hahn-md-phd/

Functional genomics, Oncogenes, Synthetic lethality

18

Haining, W. Nicholas, BCh, BM

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/w-nicholas-haining-bch-bm/

Cancer Immunology, Transcriptional regulation of T cell function and differentiation

19

Iafrate, Antonio, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/john-iafrate/

Molecular diagnostics, Cancer genetics, Intratumoral heterogeneity

20

Jain, Rakesh K., PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/rakesh-k-jain-phd/

Tumor angiogenesis and microenvironment, Drug Delivery, In vivo imaging, Translational research

21

Kaelin, Jr., William G., MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/william-g-kaelin-jr-md/

Cancer Metabolomics, Cancer Biology

22

Kieran, Mark, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/mark-w-kieran-md-phd/

Pediatric clinical trials, Epigenetics, Signal transduction

23

Ligon, Keith, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/keith-l-ligon-md-phd/

Gliomas, Transcription factors, Patient derived xenografts/cell line models

24

Loeffler, Jay, MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/jay-s-loeffler-md/

Proton and stereotactic radiation

25

Louis, David N., MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/david-n-louis-md/

Tumor classification, Molecular diagnostics

26

Maheswaran, Shyamala,  PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/shyamala-maheswaran-phd/

Breast cancer, Metastasis, Epithelial to mesenchymal transition

27

Martuza, Robert L., MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/robert-l-martuza-md/

Oncolytic virus, Glioblastoma, Prostate cancer, Meningioma

28

Plotkin, Scott MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/scott-r-plotkin-md-phd/

Clinical trials, Neurofibromatosis, Gene therapy

29

Pomeroy, Scott, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/scott-l-pomeroy-md-phd/

Genomics, embryonal tumors, epigenetics 

30

Rabkin, Samuel D, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/samuel-d-rabkin-phd/

Oncolytic herpes simplex viruses, Immunovirotherapy, Cancer stem cells

31

Ramesh, Vijaya, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/vijaya-ramesh-phd/

Tumor suppressor syndromes, Meningioma, Cell signaling

32

Reardon, David Allen, MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/david-a-reardon-md/

Immunotherapy, Clinical trials

33

Ritz, Jerome, MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/jerome-ritz-md/

Stem cell transplantation, Tumor immunology, Cell therapy

34

Roberts, Thomas M., PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/thomas-m-roberts-phd/

Cancer Signaling, PI3 Kinase, Co-clinical studies

35

Rosen, Bruce, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/bruce-r-rosen-md-phd/

Novel Imaging of Brain Tumors

36

Segal, Rosalind A., MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/rosalind-a-segal-md-phd/

Pediatric brain tumors, Tumor micro-environment, Chemotherapy induced neuropathy

37

Shah, K., MS, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/khalid-shah-ms-phd/

Stem cells, Receptor targeting, Apoptosis

38

Sharpe, Arlene H., MD, PhD  

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/arlene-h-sharpe-md-phd/

Cancer Immunology, Immunoregulation

39

Stemmer-Rachamimov, Anat O., MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/anat-o-stemmer-rachamimov-md/

Prognostic and therapeutic biomarkers, Pathway analyses, Comparative pathology (tumor models)

40

Stiles, Charles D., PhD (Advisor)

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/charles-d-stiles-phd/

Cancer stem cells and glial development

41

Suvà, L. Mario, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/mario-l-suva-md-phd/

Single-cell genomics, Glioma stem cells, Epigenetics.

42

Vander Heiden, Matthew, MD, PhD

http://vanderheiden.mit.edu

Cancer metabolism, Biochemistry, Mouse cancer models

43

Wen, Patrick, MD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/patrick-y-wen-md/

Novel therapeutics for brain tumors, Response criteria and clinical trial endpoints and design

44

Wucherpfennig, Kai, MD, PhD

www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/kai-w-wucherpfennig-md-phd/

T cells, Cancer immunotherapy, Immunosuppressive mechanisms inhibiting T cells in tumors