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Research Advisory Network

The Research Advisory Network (RAN) actively engages with PBTF leadership to provide highly informed perspectives on the biomedical research enterprise. The RAN is an important facet of PBTF’s partnership with the research community. RAN members contribute insights that help shape PBTF’s funding priorities and evaluate the impact of our research investment on the lives of children diagnosed with a brain tumor, as well as on the disease that threatens them. Members volunteer to serve a three-year, renewable term.

*David Adams, PhD, Sanger Institute, UK
Senior Group Leader/Head Experimental Cancer Genetics

*Kenneth Aldape, MD, National Cancer Institute
Senior Investigator Pathology

Eric Bouffet, MD, University of Toronto
Professor, Pediatrics

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, Children’s Research Institute
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Director

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Stanford School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

*Darren Hargrave, MB.ChB (Hons), MD, MRCP, FRCPCH, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Professor Neuro Oncology

Cynthia Hawkins, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Sick Kids
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Eugene Hwang, MD, Children’s National Health System
Attending, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

*Nada Jabado, MD, PhD, McGill University, Canada
Professor Pediatrics

*Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, Day One Biopharmaceuticals
VP Clinical Development
Roger McLendon, MD, PhD, Duke University
Professor, Pathology

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, University of Florida
Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor, Neurosurgery

*Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurology

Karin Muraszko, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
Chair of Neurosurgery

Roger Packer, MD, Children’s National Health System
Senior Vice President, Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Stefan Pfister, MD, University of Heidelberg
Professor, Pediatrics

Joanna Phillips, MD, PhD, UCSF
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Pathology

Michael Prados, MD, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Professor, Neurological Surgery

Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
Professor, Pediatrics, Hematology  and Oncology

James Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Sick Kids
Professor and Chair, Surgery
Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD, Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute
Director and Professor, Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program

*PLGA Fund at PBTF Advisory Member