St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

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Paul Northcott, PhD

Integrative genomics to discover genes and pathways driving pediatric brain tumorigenesisDevelopmental biology of pediatric brain tumors including their cellular originsGeneration of preclinical models recapitulating the molecular features of pediatric brain tumors


Jinghui Zhang, PhD

My research interest has been in the development of highly accurate and sensitive computational methods for analyzing large-scale genomic data, especially in the area of detecting and analyzing genetic variations and somatic mutations. My group has developed computational tools for analyzing genetic

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Richard Graham, MD


Xiaotu Ma, PhD

Dr. Xiaotu Ma's research interests include mathematical modelingearly detection of cancersclonal evolutiongermline mosaicism

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Yanling Liu, PhD

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Pandurang Kolekar, PhD


John T. Lucas, MD, MS

Dr. Lucas' research interests areDiffusion/perfusion MRI as a measure of radiation change and disease statusNeuroblastomaHigh grade gliomaProteomicsClinical trial design/methodology


Christopher Tinkle, MD, PhD

My overall aim as a pediatric radiation oncologist is to improve the outcomes and reduce the treatment associated morbidity of children and adolescents with cancer. To this end, my research interests are focused on the application of our advancing molecular understanding of cancer initiation, progr


Zoltán Patay, MD, PhD

Research interests include:Normal and abnormal myelinationInborn errors of metabolismMultimodality tumor tissue characterizationDiffusion-weighted and diffusion tensor imagingCerebrovascular diseasesEpilepsy


Gang Wu, PhD

Research interests include:Understanding the complexity of transcriptomes and epigenomes in normal brain cells and the aberrant events in brain tumor cells, as well as in motor neurons of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients.Identifying germline risk variants and novel risk genes for brain tumors


Junmin Peng, PhD