Karisa Schreck, assistant professor of neurology, oncology and neurosurgery, is co-director of the BRAF Brain Tumor Center at Johns Hopkins. Her research focuses on the development of small-molecule targeted therapies for patients with primary brain tumors. Dr. Schreck has specific expertise in the treatment of BRAF gene mutations. As such, she works with Christine Pratilas’ laboratory to investigate resistance mechanisms to BRAF-targeted therapy. Dr. Schreck also writes and runs clinical trials for novel targeted agents through the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.