The Stanford Neuro-Oncology Program News and Events
CAN-ACN Canadian Association for Neuroscience
13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting
May 22-25, 2019, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto
SNO Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Basic and Translational Research Conference
May 3 - 4, 2019
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California
2019 AAN Annual Meeting
May 4-10, 2019
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Sixty medical students presented a broad array of projects at this year’s medical student research symposium. Med Scholars mentor, Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences, discusses how supporting students is one of her favorite aspects of the work.
This Is Your Brain on Chemo / Cell, January 10, 2019
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
Guided by Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences and of neurosurgery, second-year medical student Judith Pelpola investigated therapies to reduce the recurrence of glioblastoma.
Grants and Awards
2018 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
Michelle Monje, MD, PhD is a 2018 Awardee of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative approaches to major challenges in the biomedical or behavioral sciences towards the goal of enhancing human health. Dr. Monje received the award based on her laboratory research which discovered that neuronal activity critically regulates the progression of glial malignancies, and now seeks to leverage a deeper understanding of neuron-glioma interactions to develop novel therapeutic strategies for these lethal brain cancers.