Cole Brown 

Research Fellow

B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Collaborators:

Pranjali Kanvinde, M.S.

PhD Student

​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program

​University of Maryland School of Medicine

M.S. Johns Hopkins University

Heather Ames, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Departments of Pathology and Anatomy Neurobiology

Adarsha Malla

MD/PhD Student

​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program

University of Maryland School of Medicine

B.S. Johns Hopkins University

Faculty:

Chixiang Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Departments of Epidemiology & Public Health and Neurosurgery 

Co-Directors:

Anthony J. Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Departments of Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences (UMSOP), and Bioengineering (UMCP)​​

Director, Therapeutic Bioengineering Laboratory

Graeme F. Woodworth, M.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Neurosurgery 

Director, Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center

Poornima Dubey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology

Eli Bar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery

Pavlos Anastasiadis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurosurgery

Jeffrey A. Winkles, Ph.D.

Professor

Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery 

and Physiology

Leader, GPILS Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program

 Cancer Biology Track;

Director of Research, Department of Neurosurgery

Nikhil Pandey, Ph.D.

UMSOM CARTI Scholar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. University of Texas

MD Musavvir Mahmud 

PhD Student

​Fischell Department of Bioengineering

​University of Maryland College Park

B. Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


Emylee McFarland, B.S., MLAS, LATg

Research Supervisor

B.S. York College of Pennsylvania

MLAS Drexel University College of Medicine

Costas Arvanitis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (Georgia Tech)

J Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (UMSOM)

​Miroslaw Janowski, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)​​​​

Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)

Henry Brem, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)​​

Olga Goloubeva, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health (UMSOM)

​Eric Holland, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Rena Lapidus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (UMSOM)

Dirk Mayer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)​

Nhan Tran, Ph.D., Professor of Cancer Biology (Mayo Clinic - Arizona)

Betty Tyler, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)

​​​Alexandros Poulopoulos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology (UMSOM)

Huang Chao Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering (UMCP)


Post-doctoral Fellows and Research Staff:

Graduate Students and Medical Students

Hassan Saadi, M.S. 

MD/PhD Student

GPILS Neuroscience Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
B.S. University of Maryland

​M.S. Georgetown University

Translational Therapeutics Research Group

Department of Neurosurgery

​​Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine​ - Baltimore, MD

Past Members


Previous Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Staff

​​Anshika Kapur, Ph.D. (2019-2022), Postdoctoral Fellow 
Currently: Lecturer, Associate Faculty of Chemistry, California State University San Bernardino/ Mt San Antonio College


Nina Connolly, Ph.D. (2014-2021), Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Fellow)

​Currently: Lead Researcher, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Rebeca Galisteo (2013-2021), Research Assistant
Currently: Research Specialist, NIH


​​Aniket S. Wadajkar, Ph.D. (2015-2019), Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Fellow, ACS-IRG Fellow)

Currently: Director of Nanoparticle Platform Development, NexImmune

David Hersh, M.D. (2015-2016), Neurosurgery Resident (NIH T32 Fellow)

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School


Craig Schneider, M.D., Ph.D. (2013-2015), Postdoctoral Fellow

Currently: Radiation Oncology Resident, University of Alabama School of Medicine


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Previous Graduate Students and Medical Students

Christine Carney, Ph.D. (2018-2022), PhD Student
Currently: NCI GSRP Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH


Nathan Roberts, M.D., Ph.D. (2015-2018), MD/PhD Student (NIH F30 Fellow)

Currently: Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Michigan


Jimena G. Dancy, Ph.D. (2013-2018), PhD Student (NIH T32 Fellow, Meyerhoff Fellow)

Currently: Pharmacologist, FDA


Emily Cheng, Ph.D. (2008-2014), PhD Student (NIH T32 Fellow)

Currently: Pharmacologist, FDA


Yamini Vyas (2020-2022), Medical Student
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Aymen Alqazzaz (2017-2020), Medical Student
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Lucy Wang (2018), Medical Student

Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Neila Kline (2018), Medical Student​

Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Michaella Reif (2017), Medical Student​
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine



Previous Undergraduate Students

Jennifer Yan (2021), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research

Currently: Undergraduate Student, Duke University


Bruck Negash (2019), UM Scholars Summer Research Program

Currently: Undergraduate Student, University of Maryland


Blair Landon (2019), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research

Currently: Undergraduate Student, UMBC


Jacqueline Hwang (2018), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Dickinson College


Sarah Barlow (2017), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Grand Valley State University


Nathalie Chen (2017), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University


Jay Swayambunathan (2016), UM Scholars Summer Research Program
Currently: Undergraduate Student, University of Maryland

Arjun Adapa (2015), UM Scholars Summer Research Program
Currently: Medical Student, University of Michigan


Adip Bhargav (2015), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Medical Student, Mayo Clinic


Haelee Pettingill (2014), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: ​Undergraduate Student, St. Mary's College
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