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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center / Centers & Clinics

Pediatric Oncology

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Pratilas Lab Staff

Christine Pratilas, M.D.

 

Christine Pratilas, M.D. - Principal Investigator

 

 

 

 


Amy Allen
Amy Allen - laboratory manager, research specialist
Technical support for in vitro experimentation related to small molecule perturbation of RAS effector pathways in models of human cancer
Email: aallen6@jhmi.edu
Contact phone number: (443) 287-9370


 

 

Ana Calizo
Ana Calizo – research specialist
Provides support for animal experiments, with a primary focus on MPNST patient-derived xenograft models
Email: acalizo1@jhmi.edu
Contact phone number: (443) 287-9370







Patience Obasaju, M.D.Patience Obasaju, M.D. – pediatric hematology/oncology clinical and research fellow 
Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate training program, PhD candidate 
Project: role of farnesylation in RAS mutated pediatric solid tumors  
Email: pobasaj1@jhmi.edu






Kai PollardKai Pollard – senior research specialist
Projects: 
1.  Maintains a clinically annotated biospecimen repository of NF1-associated tumors
2.  Lead animal technician, provides animal work support for all lab projects 
Email:  mkai1@jhmi.edu
Contact phone number: (443) 287-9370




Karisa Schreck, M.D., Ph.D.Karisa Schreck, M.D., Ph.D. – neuro-oncology clinical and research fellow
Projects:
1.  Resistance to MEK/BRAF inhibitor therapy in BRAF-V600E mutated gliomas
2.  Combined therapy against mTOR/PI3K and MEK-ERK pathways in glioblastoma
Complete Publication List
Email: ksolt1@jhmi.edu






Jiawan (Ava) Wang, Ph.D.Jiawan (Ava) Wang, Ph.D. – post-doctoral research fellow
Project:
1.  Adaptive signaling response to MEK inhibition in models of MPNST
2.  Mechanisms of acquired resistance to RAF and MEK inhibition
Email: jwang255@jhmi.edu

 

 



 

Lindy Zhang, MDLindy Zhang, MD – pediatric hematology/oncology clinical & research fellow
Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate training program, PhD candidate
Project: effect of RAS pathway inhibitors on the tumor immune microenvironment in MPNST
Email: lindyzhang@jhmi.edu








Carolyn Paine
Carolyn Paine
-  senior administrative coordinator, Division of Pediatric Oncology
Email: cpaine1@jhmi.edu
Contact phone number: (410) 502-4997