Director, Molecular Diagnostics; Assistant Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Yap is Director of the Lurie Children's Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory located at the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center. Her clinical expertise lies in the genetic diagnosis of pediatric constitutional disorders and childhood malignancies. Prior to joining Lurie in 2017, she completed her Clinical Cytogenetics/Clinical Molecular Genetics fellowship and a postdoctoral stint in cancer genomics at the University of Chicago. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Pathobiology Graduate Program.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Descriptive "Pharmacogenomics Analysis" of the CBTN PBTA Cohort
Many pediatric brain cancer patients experience toxicities related to the use of vincristine in treatment protocols. Using the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas, this study will help to define the frequency of genetic risks for side effects in an effort to lessen the need for treatment reductions.
All Brain Tumor Types