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Dr. Curt Civin
Hematopoetic Stem Cells
Dr. Civin’s Laboratory is located at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses mainly on normal and malignant stem cells. Dr. Civin’s laboratory has created a NOD-SCID (non obese severe combined immunodeficiency disease) mouse that allows for engraftment of foreign cells.

Dr. Eric Ford
Biology and Technology of Radiation for the Treatment of Cancer
Following his PhD and postdoctoral work in experimental x-ray astrophysics, Dr. Ford migrated into medical radiation physics and trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His current research interests focus on key questions in cancers of the central nervous system such as the role of stem cells in repair of injury, the effect of the blood-brain barrier on delivery chemotherapeutics and the radiation response of tissues. A key tool for answering these questions is the precision small animal radiation device, which he has helped develop at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ford is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiological physics and provides clinical medical physics support in the Radiation Oncology clinic.

Dr. Jose Manuel Garcia-Verdugo
EM World Expert
Dr. Garcia-Verdugo’s laboratory is based in the Instituto Cavanilles in the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. His focus is on adult neural stem cells and on their possible use for brain cell therapy.

Dr. Steven Goldman
Dr. Goldman is the Chairman of Department of Neurology, Chief of Division of Cell and Gene Therapy, Glenn-Zutes Chair in Biology of the Aging Brain, and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Goldman collaborates with Dr. Quinones’s research laboratory in establishing a molecular atlas of the neural and glial progenitor cell populations of the adult human brain, as derived from both normal brain tissue and from primary brain tumors.

Dr. Oscar Gonzalez-Perez
EGF Cell Activation
Studies the mechanism of migration and invasion of transit-amplifying neurogenic precursors stimulated by Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) in vivo.

Dr. George Jallo
CSF Proteins and Factors
Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) Collaborator

Dr. Jallo is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Jallo's laboratory research is focused on the development of an animal model for brainstem and intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Dr. Jallo and Dr. Quinones collaborate through a grant from the Children’s Cancer Foundation to elucidate the putative role of the pediatric subventricular zone in the development of brain cancer stem cells.

Dr. Samson Jarso
MR Perfusion Imaging
Tumor Biology

Dr. Samson Jarso is a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiology department of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Samson Jarso received his PhD in Biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley.  His research interests focus on MR perfusion imaging and systems tumor biology.

Dr. Jarso is using Perfusion imaging to investigate the characteristics and consequences of brain tumor microenvironments on brain tumor metabolism.  Multimodality MR imaging is used to characterize tissue: morphology, perfusion, and diffusion in an effort to increase our understanding of the structural basis of tumor progression.

Additionally Dr. Jarso is interested in utilizing biophysical and cell biology methods to understand and characterize the role of robustness of complex metabolic networks in brain tumor progression. 

Dr. John Laterra

Dr. Andrew Levchenko

Dr. Hongjun Song
Cell Migration
Dr. Song’s Laboratory is located in the Institute for Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Song's laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal development of adult neural stem cells in the adult central nervous system as well as the mechanisms involved in migration.


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