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Vikas Patil, Postdoctoral Fellow
Danielle De Graeve, Clinical Coordinator Farshad Nassiri, Clinical Fellow
Suganth Suppiah, Clinical Fellow Mathew Voisin, Clinical Fellow
Justin Wang, Clinical Fellow
Jeffrey Zuccato, Clinical Fellow
Hafsah Ali, Research Technician
Severa Bunda, Scientific Associate Shirin Karimi, Research Associate
Jeff Liu, Research Associate
Sheila Mansouri, Scientific Associate Eric Monsalves, Research Technician Olivia Singh, Lab Manager
Qingxia Wei, Scientific Associate Maimaitijiang Yasin, Research Associate
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh
Senior Scientist, Principal Investigator
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh is a neurosurgeon-scientist and Chief of the Department of Surgical Oncology at University Health Network and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She is
the Chair of Wilkins Family Brain Tumour Research and the director of the Brain Tumour Biobank at Toronto Western Hospital. In
2020, Dr. Zadeh was appointed the Chair
of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. She is the President
of the Society for Neuro-Oncology and Chair
of the Neuro-Oncology Committee at World Federation of Neurological Surgeons. Her research interests include genomic and basic science investigations of brain tumours, most recently she has published a landmark paper in Nature Genetics establishing the genomic landscape of schwannomas and is working
on understanding the genomic and molecular regulators of aggressive meningiomas.
Research Support: b.r.a.i.n.child, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program, Ontario Cancer Institute, Triphase
Dr. Paul Kongkham
Senior Scientist, Principal Investigator
Dr. Paul Kongkham began his faculty appointment in the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto in September of 2012. He completed the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Toronto in June of 2011. Midway through his residency, he embarked on his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Rutka in the graduate school program
of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. His thesis was on the role of epigenetic alterations in human brain tumours, and in particular, medulloblastoma. For his PhD, Paul published a number of key papers
in Cancer Research, Oncogene, and Translational Oncology.
Following his residency, Paul travelled to MD Anderson Cancer Center and did a clinical fellowship in neurosurgical oncology. He has now returned to Toronto and will be starting his research efforts on the genetics and biology of human glioblastoma multiforme.
Research Support: b.r.a.i.n.child, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Wioletta Glowacka, Research Associate Harshika Jain, Research Associate
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