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Meet Our Team of Brain Tumor Experts

The multidisciplinary team at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center spans the entire spectrum of specialty investigators, including neuroscientists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, pharmacokinetics specialists, animal modeling experts, biostatisticians, neurosurgical oncologists, clinical neuro-oncologists, neuro-radiation oncologists, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists, neuroscience nurses, early-phase trial navigators, program managers, and regulatory specialists. Collectively, we represent the nation’s largest early-phase clinical trials team focusing exclusively on brain tumors. Each team member brings a different perspective and background, but our team works seamlessly to accomplish the same goal through cutting-edge brain cancer research and therapies.

Clinicians

Neurosurgery

Neuro-Radiation Oncology

Neuro-Oncology

Medical Oncology

Neuropathology

Neuroradiology

Neuropsychology

Neuro-Oncology Nursing

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Jacki Garcia, RN, CNRNNurse Navigator

Kendall Felix, RN Read Bio

Kendall Felix, RNNurse Navigator

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Linda Herrmann, RN, FAANP, PhDNurse Practitioner

Neuro-Rehabilitation

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Sarah KeySpeech Language Pathologist

Preclinical and Translational Science

Pre-Clinical

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Sonam Patel, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Gozde Uzunalli, PhD Read Bio

Gozde Uzunalli, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Anilkumar Thaghalli Shivanna, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Susan Histed, PhD Read Bio

Susan Histed, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Keely OrndorffGraduate Student

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James McNamaraResearch Technician

Elizabeth Hayes Read Bio

Elizabeth HayesResearch Technician

Pharmacodynamics

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An-Chi Tien, PhDPharmacodynamics Core Leader

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Siddhi Desai, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Hualin Zhang, PhD Read Bio

Hualin Zhang, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Inad Rabadi Read Bio

Inad RabadiResearch Technician

Pharmacokinetics

Artak Tovmasyan Read Bio

Artak Tovmasyan, PhDPharmacokinetics Core Leader

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Tigran Margaryan, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Vahuni Karapetyan, PhD Read Bio

Vahuni Karapetyan, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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William KnightResearch Technician

Pharmacogenomics

Cellular Metabolism

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Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, PhDMetabolism Core Leader Neurosurgeon

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Shilpa Kommaraju, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

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Chelsea Faber, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow

Arati Sridharan, PhD Read Bio

Arati Sridharan, PhDResearch Engineer

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Elaine CabralesResearch Technician

Biostatistics

Clinical Operations

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Jocelyn HarmonClinical Operations Director

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Amy HongData Management Specialist

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Shannon KellyRegulatory Project Manager

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Jamie SandersProject Manager

Diana Maleyeva Read Bio

Diana MaleyevaProgram Manager

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Kristin HendricksonResearch Nurse

Deborah Mulholland Read Bio

Deborah MulhollandClinical Research Specialist

Ciara Avelina Lugo Read Bio

Ciara Avelina LugoClinical Research Specialist

Sarya Reid-Tate Read Bio

Sarya Reid-TateRegulatory Specialist

Tearra Sheidler Read Bio

Tearra SheidlerData Management Specialist

Business Operations

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Rima WooChief Administrative Officer

Cristina Parker Read Bio

Cristina ParkerPersonnel Manager

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Aja PedersenAdministrative Coordinator

Leadership

Communications

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Melinda LangdonDirector of Marketing and Communications

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Michelle PalacinoMarketing Specialist

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Jennifer KeelerCommunications Specialist

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Brooke BondiMarketing Coordinator

Philanthropy

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John PennantSenior Director of Philanthropy