Research Interests

  • Neonatology
  • Genetic, biochemical and cell-cell interactions leading to neurofibromas
  • Novel experimental therapeutics for pediatric cancers

Our laboratory focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of neurofibromatosis type 1 and neurofibromatosis type 2. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is the most common genetic disease with a predisposition to cancer and one of a series of developmental disorders called Rasopathies that have a range of malignant, neurodevelopmental and other non-malignant disease manifestations.


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Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Purdue University

MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1982
BA, Hanover College, 1977