Department of Neurosurgery & Research Operations Management team, Mayo Clinic Florida, announce awardees of Neuro-Oncology Convergence Pilot Project Program

The Department of Neurosurgery and Research Operations Management team on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus announced 2019 awardees of the Neuro-Oncology Convergence Pilot Project Program.

Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D (NS '19)., Department of Neurologic Surgery, Department of Cancer Biology, Department of Neurosicence

“Fractones as Communication Mechanism Between Cerebrospinal Fluid and Brain Tumors”
Research team: Kristin Swanson, Ph.D. (NS ’16), co-principal investigator; and Emily Norton

Kaisorn Chaichana, M.D. (NS '18), Department of Neurologic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology/Audiology

“Circulation-Induced Changes to Lung Cancer Cell and its Implication on Promoting Metastases”
Research team: Yanyan Lou, M.D., Ph.D. (HEMO ’18); Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D. (TS ’12); Lina Marenco Hillembrand, M.D. (CC ;18); and Ana Conesa.

Rachel Sarabia Estrada, D.V.M., Ph.D. (NS '19), Department of Neurologic Surgery, Department of Cancer Biology

“Lipoaspirate Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Target Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Research team: Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D. (PLS ’18); Daniel Trifiletti, M.D. (RADO ’18); Oluwaseun Akinduro, M.D. (NS ’23); Virginea De Araujo Farias, Ph.D. (NS ’19); Beatriz Fernandez; and Carla Vazquez Ramos

Anteneh Feyissa, M.D. (NPHY '15, EP '16), Department of Neurology

“Identifying Risk Genes and Altered Molecular Pathways Contributing to the Genesis of Seizures in IDH1 Mutant Gliomas”
Research team: Alfredo Quinones, M.D. (NS ’16); Nilufer Taner, M.D., Ph.D. (NSCI ’03, I1 ’04, N ’07, NBN ’08); Steven Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D. (HEMO ’18); Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D. (NS ’19); Mark Jentoft, M.D. (PATH ’10, NPATH ’12); Rickey Carter, Ph.D. (HSR ’09); Mariet Younkin, Ph.D. (NSCI ’13); and Anna Carrano, Ph.D. (NSCI ’15)

“Adipose-Induced Regeneration of Brain (AIR Brain) to Treat Iatrogenic Brain Retraction Injury”

Research team: Rachel Sarabia Estrada Ph.D. (NS ’19), co-principal investigator; Maria Huayllani Peralta; Virginea De Araujo Farias, Ph.D. (NS ’19); Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D. (NS ’19); Daniel Boczar Lins Sant’ana, M.D.; Brian Rinker, M.D. (PLS ’19); Rickey Carter, Ph.D. (HSR ’09); and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. (NS ’16)

William Tatum, D.O. (N '09), Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Florida

“Subcortical Electrophysiologic Intraoperative Functional Brain Mapping in Patients With Glioma Using a Novel Device”
Research team: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. (NS ’16); Kaisorn Chaichana, M.D. (NS ’18); Michael Heckman; Anthony Ritaccio, M.D. (N ’18); Anteneh Feyissa, M.D. (NPHY ’15, EP ’16); David Sabsevitz, Ph.D. (P ’18); Perry Bechtle, D.O. (ANES ’98, ANNR ’98, NANES ’98); Karim ReFaey, M.B., B.Ch. (NS ’19); and Erik Middlebrooks, M.D. (RD ’18)

Paula Valentina Schiapparelli, Ph.D. (NSCI '16), Basic Research Unit

“Blocking Cell Volume Regulation in Combination with Chemotherapy as a Novel Treatment for Glioblastoma”
Research team: Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D. (NS ’19); and Jesse Rinehart

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