Office Director of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Rodriguez has led the development of NCI’s clinical proteomic and proteogenomic research programs, which today includes the world’s largest public repository of proteogenomic sequence data and targeted fit-for-purpose assays. These efforts led to the formation of two Cancer Moonshot initiatives – the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) and the Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) network, of which he developed and co-developed.
Children's Brain Tumor Network Pediatric Brain Tumor Proteomics Pilot
Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of disease related death in children. Major factors contributing to treatment failures for children with brain tumors include: i) the lack of comprehensive molecular description of the disease and an associated dearth of integration of the tumors’ biologi
Craniopharyngioma, Medulloblastoma, HGG, (AT/RT), LGG, Ependymoma, Ganglioglioma, DNET, Schwannoma
Childhood craniopharyngiomas are rare tumors usually found near the pituitary gland (a pea-sized organ at the bottom of the brain that controls other glands) and the hypothalamus (a small cone-shaped organ connected to the pituitary gland by nerves).Craniopharyngiomas are usually part solid mass and
Medulloblastomas comprises the vast majority of pediatric embryonal tumors and by definition arise in the posterior fossa, where they constitute approximately 40% of all posterior fossa tumors. Other forms of embryonal tumors each make up 2% or less of all childhood brain tumors.The clinical feature