Dr. Kimberly L. Ostrow is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is currently engaged in the study the genetics and epigenetics of neurofibromatosis, schwannomatosis, and other basic science aspects of peripheral nerve tumor biology. She is also the co-director of the International Schwannomatosis Database. This project, funded by the Children’s Tumor Foundation, brings together experts in the field of schwannomatosis to enroll patients in the database and promote collaborative research.
Dr. Ostrow earned a BS in biochemistry at SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, New York. She completed an MA and PhD in biochemistry, from the SUNY Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division. Dr. Ostrow post-doctoral associate in the Department of Biophysics at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine before joining Johns Hopkins in 2005. At Johns Hopkins she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Cancer Research Division, in the Laboratory of David Sidransky M.D.
Dr. Ostrow is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Children’s Tumor Foundation and American Neurological Association. Her work has been recognized with the New Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.