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Team

Co-Directors:

Graeme Woodworth, MD, FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery, Department Chair

  • Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)
  • Specialties: Neurosurgical Oncology, Skull Base, Pituitary, Tumors, Focused Ultrasound

Jeffrey Winkles, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Physiology

  • Co-Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)

Anthony Kim, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Pharmacology

  • Co-Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering at College Park
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy

Faculty:

Heather Ames, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomy Neurobiology

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group Faculty Member

Pavlos Anastasiadis, PhD

Assitant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member

 

Eli Bar, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member
  • Secondary Appointments: Molecular Medicine Program; Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chixiang Chen, PhD

Assitant Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member
  • Specialties: Biostatistics

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Staff:

  • Nikhil Pandey, PhD | Post-Doctoral Fellow
    • UMSOM CARTI Scholar
    • PhD University of Texas
  • Emylee McFarland, BS, MLAS, LATg | Research Supervisor
    • MLAS Drexel University College of Medicine

Graduate Students and Medical Students:

  • Pranjali Kanvinde, MS | PhD Student
  • Shruti Vig, MS | PhD Student (UMB/UMCP)
  • Adarsha Malla | MD/PhD Student
  • Musavvir Mahmud, MD | Future Faculty Program Fellow, PhD Student 
  • Hassan Saadi, MS | MD/PhD Student
  • Alexandra Seas | MD/PhD Student

Past Members:

Previous Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Staff

  • Poornima Dubey, PhD (2022-2023)
    • Currently: Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  • Anshika Kapur, PhD (2019-2022)
    • Currently: Lecturer, Associate Faculty of Chemistry, California State University San Bernandino / Mt. San Antonio College
  • Nina Connolly, PhD (2014-2021)
    • Currently: Lead Researcher, St. Jude Children's Hospital 
  • Rebeca Galisteo (2013-2021)
    • Currently: Research Specialist, NIH
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčAniket S. Wadajkar, PhD (2015-2019)
    • Currently: Director of Nanoparticle Platform Development, NexImmune
  • David Hersh, MD (2015-2016)
    • Currently: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Conneticut Medical School
  • Craig Schneider, MD, PhD (2013-2015)
    • Currently: Radiation Oncology Resident, University of Alabama School of Medicine

 

Previous Graduate Students and Medical Staff

  • Cole Brown (2022-2023)
  • Christine Carney, PhD (2018-2022)
    • 2023 GPILS PhD Thesis Award 
  • Nathan Roberts, MD, PhD (2015-2018)
  • Jimena G. Dancy, PhD (2013-2018)
  • Emily Cheng, PhD (2008-2014)
  • Yamini Vyas (2020-2022)
  • Aymen Alqazzaz (2017-2020)
  • Lucy Wang (2018)
  • Neila Kline (2018)
  • Michaella Reif (2017)

 

Previous Undergraduate Students

  • Lea Petratos (2023, NSIP Intern)
  • Jennifer Yan (2021)
  • Bruck Negash (2019)
  • Blair London (2019)
  • Jacqueline Hwang (2018)
  • Sarah Barlow (2017)
  • Nathalie Chen (2017)
  • Jay Swayambunathan (2016)
  • Arjun Adapa (2015)
  • Adip Bhargav (2015)
  • Haelee Pettingill (2014)