Neuro-Oncology Branch Teams


Clinical Team


  • Attending Physicians

    • Mark Gilbert, MD (Chief, Senior Investigator) 
    • Jing Wu, MD, PhD (Clinical Fellowship Director, Staff Clinician) 
    • Deric Park, MD (Staff Clinician) 
  • Clinical Collaborators

    • Brett Theeler, MD
    • Joohee Sul, MD
  • Clinical Fellows

    • Orwa Aboud, MD, PhD
    • Carlos Romo, MD (Clinical Rotator)
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  • Nurse Practitioners

    • Nancy Garren, CRNP
    • Lisa Boris, CRNP
    • Christine Siegel, CRNP
  • Research Nurses

    • Christine Bryla, RN
    • Ann McCoy, RN
    • Sonja Crandon, RN
  • Patient Care Coordinators

    • Tracy Ani
    • Kiera Caffee

Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC)

  • Katie Blackburn (Project Manager)
  • Miranda Brown, RN (Research Nurse)
  • Jennifer Reyes (Protocol Coordinator)

Patient Outcomes Team

  • Terri Armstrong, PhD (Senior Investigator) 
  • Elizabeth Vera (Bio-Behavioral Research Analyst)
  • Alvina Acquaye (Bio-Behavioral Research Associate)
  • Maria Fletcher Ruiz (CRTA Fellow)
  • Caitlin Figiel (Lab Technician)
  • Nicole Leggiero (Special Volunteer)
  • Karra Manier (Special Volunteer)

Stem Cell Team

  • Zhengping Zhuang, MD, PhD (Senior Investigator) 
  • Herui Wang, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Qi Zhang, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Jing Cui, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Li Wang, PhD (Special Volunteer)
  • Limin Liu (Special Volunteer)
  • Qi Song (Special Volunteer)
  • Emeline Tabouret, MD (Special Volunteer)
  • Rebecca Breese (MRSP Fellow)

Genomics Team

  • Chunzhang Yang, PhD (Investigator) 
  • Yang Liu, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Yanxin Lu, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Yiqiang Zhou, PhD (Visiting Fellow)

Metabolomics Team

  • Mioara Larion, PhD (Investigator) 
  • Adrian Lita, PhD (Research Fellow)
  • Victor Ruiz Rodado, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Tyrone Dowdy, PhD (Lab Technician)
  • Alejandra Cavazos Saldana (NAEP Fellow)

 

Developmental Therapeutics Team

  • Sadhana Jackson, MD (Assistant Clinical Investigator)
  • Amelie Vezina, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Caitlin Meeks (NCI/JHU Fellow)

Immunotherapy Team

  • Amber Giles, PhD (Research Fellow)
  • Marsha-Kay Hutchinson (CRTA Fellow)
  • Heather Sonnemann (CRTA Fellow)

Bioinformatics Team

  • Orieta Celiku, PhD (Research Fellow)
  • Aiguo Li, PhD (Biologist)

Preclinical Translational Research Team

  • Wei Zhang, MD, PhD (Technical Lab Manager)
  • Hua Song, PhD (Scientist I)
  • Dionne Davis (Lab Technician)
  • Nicole Briceno (Lab Technician)
  • Jinkyu Jung, PhD (Research Fellow)
  • Yu-Ting Su, PhD (Visiting Fellow)
  • Lee Hwang, MD (Clinical Rotator)
  • Xiaoyu Cao, MD (Special Volunteer)
  • Victoria Shen (Special Volunteer)

Tissue Procurement Team

  • Virginia Rodriguez, PhD (Biologist)
  • Susie Ahn (Biologist)

Administrative Team

  • Lilian Yang (Senior Branch Administrator)
  • Sherita Morris (Executive Assistant)
  • Alix Philogene (Clinical Program Assistant)
  • Adam Benedek (Lab Program Assistant)