Instructor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dr. Koldobskiy is an Instructor of Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yale University and M.D./Ph.D. in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins, conducting his thesis research with Dr. Solomon Snyder in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. He completed his Pediatrics residency training at Johns Hopkins and his Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship training in the joint Johns Hopkins/National Institutes of Health program. He studies epigenetic variability in childhood cancer.
Using Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing to Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets in DIPG and ATRT
Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT) develop some tumor forms that are particularly resistant to therapies. To better understand these differences, researchers will analyze DIPG and ATRT samples provided by the Children’s Brain Tumor Network.
Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
Central nervous system (CNS) atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a very rare, fast-growing tumor of the brain and spinal cord. It usually occurs in children aged three years and younger, although it can occur in older children and adults. About half of these tumors form in the cerebellum or